John Muir. Protecting and Preserving the Environment by Henry Elliot

By Henry Elliot

John Muir spoke, wrote, and lived the desolate tract, together with taking President Theodore Roosevelt on an in a single day journey to the Yosemite Valley. This journey resulted in Roosevelts signing into legislations a invoice that put Yosemite lower than federal regulate as a countrywide park. due to this and his founding of the Sierra membership, John Muir is credited as one of many key shapers of the fashionable environmental circulation.

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In 2008, members of Greenpeace Canada chained themselves to the entrance of Canada’s largest logging company. They did this to draw attention to the company’s practice of deforestation, which threatens the biodiversity of the Boreal Forest, even though it meant they would be arrested. The Legacy and Struggles Continue Some Greenpeace actions go beyond civil disobedience, however, and they have been accused of eco-terrorism. Greenpeace owns a fleet of ships. They have used these vessels to chase down and threaten to ram commercial whaling and tuna ships.

The Legacy and Struggles Continue The Great Debate The benefits of extracting oil from these fields are enormous. It is a huge economic boon for the province of Alberta and all of Canada. It creates thousands of jobs. A high school graduate can earn $100,000 a year in the oil industry! Almost half of all Canada’s oil is produced from these sands, and it all goes to the United States and Canada. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a group of 12 oil-rich countries. They control about two-thirds of the world’s oil reserves.

For example, his Alaska adventure with Stickeen in 1880 was not published as a book until 1909. Being at home and away from nature was hard on John, and his health began to suffer. He handed over the responsibilities of raising the girls and managing the ranch to Louie and thrust himself back into the wilderness as much as possible. He was now 52. A View All His Own John traveled back to the Sierra Nevada and Alaska. He also walked the wilds of Europe, China, India, Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii, and more.

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