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Final research paper outline

Intro: The human race has one planet to live on and it is quickly being stripped of its valuable natural resources.

Thesis: Renewable energy, including solar, wind, hydroelectric and various other power sources, are able to be utilized without depleting any of Earth’s natural resources. Because of the importance of the state of this planet for the future generations to come, it is vital that policies supporting the implementation of green energy continue to progress, protecting the environment, reserving natural resources, and reducing dependency on foreign nations.

1st argument: policies supporting the implementation of green energy continue to progress

  • whether or not industrialization has affected the Earth’s climate.

2nd argument:  protecting the environment

  • Greenhouse gases, an overarching term describing gases that absorb the infrared radiation of the sun and trap it within the atmosphere, are produced through the combustion of fossil fuels

3rd argument: reserving natural resources

4th argument: reducing dependency on foreign nations.

 

conclusion: The temptation of financial gain at the expense of the planet

Thesis statement

supplying energy to the population is still essential to modern living, a much more environmentally friendly option available to national power supply is the use of renewable energy sources. Renewable energy, including solar, wind, hydroelectric and various other power sources, are able to be utilized without depleting any of Earth’s natural resources. Because of the importance of the state of this planet for the future generations to come, it is vital that policies supporting the implementation of green energy continue to progress, protecting the environment, reserving natural resources, and reducing dependency on foreign nations.

Interview

Tell me about yourself

Why did you pick your major to be Electrical Engineering

Why did you pick to work there for your first job

What are your three strengths as an engineer

what are your three weaknesses as an engineer

Tell me about a time you were in a leadership role

Tell me about a time you failed

Tell me about a time you worked as a team

What are key points to be a successful engineer

How would you define patent in your major careers

My name is Tyler Sieli and I am from St. Louis, Missouri. I picked to study electrical engineering because ever since I can remember, I’ve been interested in technology and how different technology in our generation works. I picked to work at a small company in St. Louis called ShowMeCables because I knew I would learn not only alot about electrical engineering but also some business principles with engineering. I would say that my strengths as an engineer are that I am a good critical thinker, I work well in a team, and I can communicate my ideas clearly and concisely. On the other hand, some of my weaknesses are that I can be a perfectionist, I can also be critical of others, and  that I don’t take criticism that well. I was a leader my senior year of high school when I was captain of my soccer team. When I was working at ShowMeCables, I had to meet a deadline for a certain project, which I thought was going to be easy, so I didn’t work on it until I thought I needed to. This ended up being a huge mistake as the project was harder than I thought and it ended up taking me much longer to finish the project than my boss wanted me to. I also worked as a team at ShowMeCables and our job was to come up with a more efficient way to pack and ship our cables, since there were a lot of problems with orders being wrong or taking too long to ship. Some key points to being a successful engineer is that you have to be a creative thinker, work well in a team, be a team player, and pay attention to detail. A patent is the exclusive right, granted by a government, to manufacture and sell a certain product or idea for a certain amount of time.

2 arguments with evidence

Increasing the amount of energy obtained through green methods relative to fossil fuels can also prove to be beneficial by slowing the depletion of the Earth’s natural resources. At the rate these resources are being used up and due to the limits on the Earth’s natural fossil fuel reserve, they will no longer be available as a source of energy within the near future if consumption does not drastically change. The article How long before we run out of fossil fuels? states that, “the R/P ratio essentially divides the quantity of known fuel reserves by the current rate of production to estimate how long we could continue if this level of production remained constant… we would have about 115 years of coal production, and roughly 50 years of both oil and
natural gas remaining” (Ritchie).

 

One of the most pivotal reasons to strengthen policy and urge the transition to renewable energy is the significant environmental impact that anthropic greenhouse gases have had on the condition of the planet. Greenhouse gases, an overarching term describing gases that absorb the infrared radiation of the sun and trap it within the atmosphere, are produced through the combustion of fossil fuels. By trapping solar radiation in the atmosphere, the presence of these gases increase the Earth’s average climate drastically impacting both the environment and virtually all living organisms. In the research paper, Study of Impacts of
Global Warming on Climate Change, the author states, “current changes in ocean chemistry due to the burning of fossil fuels may portend a new wave of die-offs. In other words, the vast clouds of shelled creatures in the deep oceans had virtually disappeared” (Singh 102). This is important in invoking a progression in environmental regulations because humans have had a statistically significant impact on the induced climate change through the dependency on fossil fuels to
produce energy.

Annotated bibliography

“Climate Change Evidence: How Do We Know?” NASA, NASA, 21 Sept. 2018.
Joyce, William. “Oil Dependency: a Subtle but Serious Threat.” American Security Project, 4
June. 2013.

This source is very credible as it highlights information from NASA. It states that Economic vitality requires stable
prices, as spikes in oil prices may reduce output and wages while increasing inflation and interest
rates”
Ritchie, Hannah. “How Long before We Run out of Fossil Fuels?” Our World in Data, 18 Aug.
2017.

This source has high credibility as brings in data about fossil fuels from all over the world. It talks about the how accurate the data about fossil fuels is and also mentions that based on the assumption of constant fossil fuel consumption, the implementation of green energy would allow for these reserves of resources to be depleted at a much slower rate.

Singh, Bharat R, “Study of Impacts of
Global Warming on Climate Change.” Intech 2012.

This is a study done by a credible researcher. This is important in invoking a progression in environmental regulations because humans have had a statistically significant impact on the induced climate change through the dependency on fossil fuels to
produce energy.