Convenience as a Contributor to Global Warming

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Abstain For Convenience

In its most basic definition, sociological imagination is a perspective from which we view the world and all its trends and events as though they were driven by a social catalyst and yield a social response. When the stock market crashed, it was due to a panic spread amongst the upper social class and upper-class investors, and the result was disheartening at the core of the nation across all walks of class such as a degradation in moral code for the lower class/working poor who had to do anything just to get by.

Stealing became more common, crime began to run wild, things that can be expected through sociological imagination. With this concept at hand, we can better understand and effectively handle the effects of things such as climate change as associated with global warming. Global warming, a rather controversial subject amongst the scientific and conservative realms, is a process that has been ongoing for decades, if not the past century.

By committing such simple acts as driving one’s car, people around the world are actively contributing to the problem, a fact which may relate to the constant neglect some parts of the world and society have towards this issue. As mentioned earlier, many republicans in the house of representatives and senate have denied global warming even exists.

Now, this has been proven to be untrue for decades, yet we still have a large part of society that will not contribute to fixing this global crisis- this could be for many reasons.

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From a sociological perspective, it could be assumed that the current feud on how to approach global warming is due to a class-based perspective. The people who manage factories, which are largely responsible for CO2 emissions, as well as production cars with gas-guzzling engines, pay lobbyists an awful lot of money to ensure that the people who are capable of making a change in the emission requirements choose not to interfere. Those who are in a specific higher status will do anything to ensure they stay that way, regardless of the damage it may do to the environment in which they live. Inversely, the lower class, with much lower average wages than the so-called “one percent”, aren’t given any means of lower their emissions and reducing the crisis by any simple task. To get a truly practical low-to-no-emission vehicle is nearly impossible without spending more money than most people make in two to three years. Solar energy is still underdeveloped, the bureaucracy sets up so many lines of red tape to interfere and the upper echelon of society doesn’t offer any incentives for the switch to be made by the worldwide community as a whole. Other regions take a shocking role in the matter, such as religion. In our political society, conservative politics aren’t afraid to refer to personal injections such as religion with their arguments, and some use this aspect of their lives and communities to justify taking no action on the global warming matter, leaving it up to an inevitability and a matter we have no role in. Whether it be to abstain for personal financial gain or to speak out for an alternative to the low-cost gas guzzlers, there’s some clear sociological controversy on the matter- and one can only hope it’s resolved before things become too grisly for our global community.

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Convenience as a Contributor to Global Warming
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