Washington, D.C., where the powers that reign over the United States reside, is sinking into the ocean. Scientists predict that the land underneath the nation’s capital will drop more than 6 inches in the next 100 years, according to new research from the University of Vermont and the U.S. Geological Survey. Surprisingly though, Washington’s sinking land is an entirely independent phenomenon from the rising sea levels, which scientists have attributed to climate change in the past. The area is going through what geologists call a “forebulge collapse,” also known as the reason for many of Washington’s foreseeable geological problems. During the last ice age, a mile-high ice sheet pushed the land under the Chesapeake Bay region up. When the ice sheet melted 20,000 years ago, the bulging land began to settle back down. The article uses several logos appeals to education the public about geology, since many of us are ignorant when it comes to the subject of geology. I think the article does a great job at presenting the facts simply, so that everyone can understand the article. I think this should appeal to all the American people in our society. Washington D.C. is the symbolic city of our freedom. Our government works out of Washington DC, and I think this should be a reminder that things change very quickly, and we should all be proud of our country and it’s accomplishments.