Author Archives: Charles Edward Bramble

Environmentally Conscious College Students – Text book Dilema

As college students, we frequently have to purchase a significant amount of materials to prepare for our classes, and we search for the cheapest option for purchasing these materials. However, as college students we should also be well aware of … Continue reading

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Read and Respond 2:

First and foremost, it is important to note that George F. Will’s article, “Sustainability Gone Mad on College Campuses,” is labeled as an opinion piece and it should be treated as such. Opinion, with no basis in fact, is exactly … Continue reading

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Salutations from Submerged Florida

This February has broken records for hottest February in history. Many hear this and think nothing of it, but there are some that hear this and grow concerned. This record breaking heat can be attributed to global warming. There are … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: Charles Bramble Textbooks vs eBooks

Topic: Whether E-books or Textbooks are more “Green.” Audience: Students and Teachers who are concerned about the environment and the environmental impact of the typical activities in education. Source 1: Ethical Consumer:http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/ethicalreports/buyingbookswithoutamazon/environment.aspx Relevant claims: Discusses the environmental impact of E-books, looking specifically … Continue reading

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E-book vs Text Book Bibliography

Topic: Whether E-books or Textbooks are more “Green” Audience: Students and Teachers who are concerned about the environment and the environmental impact of the typical activities in education. Source 1: Ethical Consumer: http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/ethicalreports/buyingbookswithoutamazon/environment.aspx  Relevant claims: Discusses the environmental impact of E-books, … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Florida Threatened by Global Warming Rough Draft

Topic: How long before we lose Florida to Global Warming Audience: Naysayers about Global Warming and more specifically the public that believes them. Source 1: Natural Resources Defense Council “http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/florida/execsum.asp”  Relevant claims: Discusses the possibility of Florida property damage and loss … Continue reading

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Sea Level Rise Florida and Global Warming

Topic: How long before we lose Florida to Global Warming Audience: Naysayers about Global Warming and more specifically the public that believes them. Source 1: Natural Resources Defense Council “http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/florida/execsum.asp”  Relevant claims: Discusses the possibility of Florida property damage and loss … Continue reading

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Solar Power to the School

Penn State University has been trying to reduce their energy consumption and convert to cleaner energy as of late to reduce their Greenhouse emissions and “Go Green.” They even entered competitions which assign student teams to the task of outlining … Continue reading

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Seeing Through the Magic Trick

In the news article “The Reign of Recycling” by John Tierney, John makes an allegedly second argument against the practice of recycling. I take issue with his argument due to significant reliance on logical fallacies or outdated and inaccurate sources … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Solar Power to the School

Topic: The school has been attempting to reduce energy consumption and increase green energy sources. Can we power the school/campus solely on solar power? Audience: Students and campus staff concerned with reducing the schools carbon emissions, including those who do … Continue reading

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Math Test Charles Bramble

\(x^3 – 3x^2 – 10x = 0\) \((1 + r)^n\) \((5.7 \times 10^-8) x (1.6 \times 10^12) = 9.12 \times 10^4\) \(\pi L(1 – \alpha )R^2 = 4\pi \sigma T^4R^2\) \(12 \text{ km} \times \frac{0.6 \text{ mile}}{1 \text{ km}} \approx … Continue reading

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Solar power for the school

Topic: Can we power Penn State University Park with solar power only? Audience: Penn state students concerned about converting to clean green energy. Source 1: Natural Resources Defense Council “http://www.nwwindandsolar.com/solar-power-in-seattle-and-the-northwest/how-do-solar-systems-produce-energy/” Seems to be last updated 2012.  Relevant claims: Explains how … Continue reading

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Hydroelectric Energy Overlooked Solution?

At this point, the academic world is in agreement about the threat posed by global warming and other side effects of our energy use pollution. Hopefully, the public is following suit. To avoid flooding, climate change, unstable ecosystems, and natural … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Hydroelectric draft Charles Bramble

Topic: Look at the merits of hydroelectric power as well as the costs, as a means of increasing our green energy sources. Audience: People concerned with the threat posed by non-renewable energy and the consequences derived from it, and those … Continue reading

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Bibliography (Sea World)

Topic: Look at sea level rise resulting from ice melting, and the rate of ice melting due to global warming or climate change. What the threat is and what can be done about it. Audience: People concerned about the how … Continue reading

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Charles Bramble Introductory Post

Hello everyone. My name is Charles Bramble, and I am super senior majoring in Psychology. In all honesty I took this course, because I needed another General Quantification for my major. In regards to sustainability, the preservation of the environment … Continue reading

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