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Home Network, Tan

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2. My L.A.N connects from my ISP, that gives me internet in my house. Our ISP give internet to our modem that connects to our router through a coax wire. Our router gives wifi for our house. On the wifi, there are 5 phones, 3 laptops, 3 tablets, a mac mini, an xbox one, and a ps3. 

3. I learned that there are many different things that has the be processed before you can get access to a website. It takes less than a second for it all to process which is really fascinating to me. I didn't realized it had to go through lots of stages to access something on the internet. 

4. I would tell people that each ISP/Home network have rules also. If they don't follow the rules that are given they can be in big trouble. I would also remind them that whatever they upload on the internet will never be deleted even if you delete the file on your device.

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Home Network, Hussain

My Local Area Network includes three cellphones, an iPad, and three laptops (Mac laptop, Dell chromebook, Toshiba). My internet service provider is Verizon, and our bill is $125 every month, which is $1500 every year. Our internet comes from my living room computer desk through an ethernet cable from a modem router. It then provides wireless internet for our devices.


My OMG moment was when I learned about the internet, and networks in the videos we watched in class. They described and showed us how the websites and urls send through all those packages, and firewalls to want we search up in just seconds. 

I think that people should know how to their internet comes and how their ISP provides wifi for them. Not just that, but that people should know that wifi and internet doesnt come just like that, your parents pay for it and you should use it wisely. 


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Home Network, Yemola

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1.The devices that are connected to my internet connection are a 3 iphones 5s, 1 iphone 6, 1 desktop, 2 Xbox 360s, 2 Xbox ones and 1 pad.

2. My OMG moment was when we learned how things travel through the internet very fast, yet having to go through so many different trails, and what amazed me most was how how fast the internet can fix problems that occur and still run fast.

3. Something I would tell someone about having an internet ISP/Home network is to be careful about what you do and don't think that you are always 100% safe while on the internet. 
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Home Network, LaBrum

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​Explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection. Take this from the 1st assignment, when I sent you home to list the parts of your network.
-One family desktop
-My PC
-Chromebook
-Phones

Reflect on what you learned about networks, did you have an OMG moment that you learned something new and interesting? if so write about what you learned.
- It was interesting to learn that data could travel by light to cross great distances quickly.

What would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network?

- I think it's important to know how much power the ISP's already have, and what they've done and are doing to attain more.

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Home Network, Gilbert

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2. The internet is transported to my ISP which is Comcast. By a coaxial wire, its brought into my house in my computer room. By another coaxial its brought to my motor and router which gives internet to my printer, iPhone, iPod, iPad, laptop, computer, televisions, and speakers.

3. I learned how complex the internet actually is and how a 10 minute YouTube video describing how i get my emails is done in about a second in real time. I also learned how i the internet is brought into my house and why my service provider has all those terms and conditions.

4.i would tell them that receiving the information online is a lot more complex then they think.
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Home Network, Murphy

My Internet Service Provider (ISP) is Earthlink DSL, and we pay $39.95 a month ($488.40 a year). My internet comes in by the front of our basement, and arrives at the living room by a phone wire. This connects to the modem and router we have. From here, wifi connects our devices through the router. All of our internet-using devices that use wifi are four smart phones (I, my parents, and our student Jasmine), Jasmine's iPad, our printer, our Roku box, the family computer, my computer, and Jasmine's computer. I learned a lot about how we get internet to our devices, because I didn't know which things provided what services and the chain of how internet gets to things. The most interesting moment was when we drew our Home Networks after looking at them at home, because you see how all of those things work together and in what order they go in. Now I know how I actually get internet which I didn't know before and I think it's good to know it. I think what I would tell other people about having an ISP/Home network is to know how it works and make sure you look for affordable options! All home networks work similarly, and you don't want to get robbed of your money! Be a smart internet buyer:)

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Home Network, Harrison

1. My home network is Xfinity ( comcast ), I have a coaxe wire that connects everything to my moms room, and i have a modern router. The wifi connects to our smart tv"s, cellphones, laptops and, our xbox.
2. I learned that internet is a lot more complicated then I thought it was. I used to think it was just a magical presence an I didnt really care about finding the truth. 
3. I would tell other people about the different types of wires they could have because I didnt know that so Im sure a lot of other people dont know about it either. 

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Home Network, Tajnia

My Local Area Network includes three cellphones, an iPad, and three laptops (Mac laptop, Dell chromebook, Toshiba). My internet service provider is Verizon, and our bill is $125 every month, which is $1500 every year. Our internet comes from my living room computer desk through an ethernet cable from a modem router. It then provides wireless internet for our devices.


My OMG moment was when I learned about the internet, and networks in the videos we watched in class. They described and showed us how the websites and urls send through all those packages, and firewalls to want we search up in just seconds. 

I think that people should know how to their internet comes and how their ISP provides wifi for them. Not just that, but that people should know that wifi and internet doesnt come just like that, your parents pay for it and you should use it wisely. 


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Climate Change Monologue Project

Part I: In our World History class we are learning about climate change, and how it affects the world and things of that nature. My partner, Ona, and I made our monologues from the views of different people. My first monologue is about a girl who does a presentation about climate change to her 7th grade class. She shows how she feels about climate change. My second monologue is about a man in Australia who has a dream about viewing climate change. He learns how climate change affects him and other people.
Part II:
1st Monologue

Hi, My Name is Mona


I can’t believe I’m about go up in front of the class. Someone always getting picked on for doing things like this. Hi, my name is Mona  I know most of you probably don’t know me. I’m up here to show you guys my presentation on climate change. I feel like it’s important that children my age should know about climate change. I say this because when we grow up, we will already know about climate change and we can help make India get better when climate change happens. Droughts are happening. People are dying. House are tearing apart. What if this happened to you? What if you lost your home? Your family? Your food? Your everything? These things are what kids our age take for granted. And I feel like I should let people know about this. Furthermore, there are many effects of climate change. For example, year after year, the Baghmatti River fills up with rain and rushes down from the Himalayas to small villages and tears down people’s homes.  It pulls away cattle and goats, it knocks down many mud houses, and it killed a large number of people. This made many people sad, like Pavan Devi. His 19-year-old son, Vikas Kumar, was swept away by a fast moving stream, when he went to a communial toilet in the fields. In Dhanaur, for almost three months of monsoon, everyone’s lives depend on the water’s mercy. The ones left save food and grains and save firewood, to prepare for this yearly calamity. The poor people beg for food to borrow and eat, and they camp out on higher in tents that are made of cement bags. Now, because of the monsoon and climate change, these people live differently.  I think we should make a change, by helping these people and other people. We should come together as one and help each other! Thank you for your time.



2nd Monologue

Dream



All I see is darkness. Where am I? This doesn’t look like Australia. Is this Australia? Where’s my wife? Where’s the rest of the factory workers? It’s so hot here! (Rubs eyelids) Oh, everything is looking clearer now... I can see better now. And there’s my beautiful wife Olivia. She’s fanning herself. Olivia! Olivia! I wonder why can’t she hear me. It’s starting to get really hot again. I realized, she can’t see me, so I guess I’ll go see what the boys are up to.

(Jack walks away. He walks to the factory) Whew! It’s cold. (Looks to the other men) And there’s the boys! (Waves trying to get their attention) Oliver! Isaac! Henry! (Looks I guess they can’t hear me either. I wonder why? (Jack notices that Oliver, Isaac, and Henry are wearing winter coats and are shivering as they try to work He looks away) Now it’s cold! (Shivers) The weather has been very strange today. The climate is changing like crazy today! (Jack walks out of the factory and onto the street and sees two homeless men) Do you have any money you can spare mate? The weather is crazy out here! No! (Jack runs away. He looks up to the sky. He notices that it is cloudy) Today has not been a good day. Olivia doesn’t talk to me. Oliver, Isaac, and Henry won’t talk to me either. Can this day get any worse? (Jack hears a roar of thunder and it starts to rain) Just great. Really great. Thank you mother nature! Thank you for being hot, and cold, and rainy! (Jack puts his head down and starts walking forward) Jack! (Jack picks his head up and looks at the person speaking  Don’t worry Jack. It’s just climate change. You’re noticing how the climate is changing. Also, this is a dream. (Olivia dissapears. Jack sits up on his bed. He looks to his left to see his wife Olivia. He kisses her on her left cheeck and runs outside. He sees his group of friends from the factory. He sees the 2 homeless men and gives them 20 dollars) Here! Have a good day mate! You don’t know what you have til it’s gone.










3rd Mononlogue

Robby, 17 year old boy  (Sjögren's syndrome, Smart.)


Human Health

“Breathing”



Good Morning,  How's everyone feeling ? I’m here to talk about the climates impact on health. Some of you may walk away with the feeling of wanting to help, others with the feeling why do I care. But the goal I hope to accomplish is only making you aware of it. But Let me tell you a little about who I am.  My name is Robby I was diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome when I was 6 years old, I am now 17. It was a shock to everyone, because no one had the syndrome in the family, so it wasn’t hereditary. At first we thought I had lupus, but with a serious amount of other tests ran we discovered the real thing was Sjögren’s Syndrome. I used to feel like an outcast, I was different, I couldn’t do what other kids did. The simple things I couldn’t do. for a while my  best friend was an oxygen mask. When I started to get better and regularly take my medicine, I started to meet people with the same disease. In school, I had more confidence and I actually began to join different groups. I started to invest my time in environmental science. It became a hobby. **You have any water ? Thank you, my mouth was a little dry. I’m sorry class, Okay good, I’ll continue. Around the time of the spring that just passed, I started to experience a more intense pain. Every so often I would have this feeling, my heart would  run a mile a minute. At any moment it felt like it would burst. My chest would tighten like a fist beginning to close. I’ve never took anything for granted, because that feeling burned in my chest every time I did. Of course my parents and I  were worried so I went back to the doctors. I was switched to different and stronger medicines. One of my doctors mentioned the change in my health might be due to the environmental changes. I was very book savvy and already involved in science so I did some research. I found that climate change affects those with respiratory issues and allergies. Along with asthma, food borne, insect borne, and heat related issues. The respiratory and allergy related issues applied to me, so I did further research. The spring pollen season was happening earlier and lasting longer. For example, Ragweed is a popular flowering plant and it was shown that the amount of pollen production is increased during this spring season. Tests on ragweeds also showed that high carbon dioxide concentrations and temperatures increased the amount. This not only told me that I needed to take my medicine, but told me there are high carbon dioxide levels. This carbon dioxide is causing climate change and pollution is due to carbon dioxide emissions.  **Gasp, I just said a lot . Everyone with me ? Kinda ? No ? Okay. So all this carbon dioxide we’re producing is polluting our air and effecting things that we may not know about. Which is our health. I thought this needed to be shared to other people, as young children we may feel like we can’t make big changes. But we sometimes fell to realize the little things we do can contribute to the big. Awareness is change, people’s knowledge and views change due to awareness. Twice a week I visit schools like yours and find kids who are interested in taking apart in the this movement. Thank you for your time. A you all have been a great audience. ** Sigh of  relief* Okayyyy mom, I’ll be down in a sec. I Guess I better run through it again after dinner so I’ll be ready for the big day tomorrow.



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Home Network, Velazquez

2.) explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection. Take this from the 1st assignment, when I sent you home to list the parts of your network.

3.) reflect on what you learned about networks, did you have an OMG moment that you learned something new and interesting? if so write about what you learned.

4.)what would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network?

2.) My Internet Service Provider is Comcast. It gets into my house through a coax cable. All the devices connected to my WiFi is 4 phones, 2ds, tablet, Chromebook, Computer.

3.) I did when you showed us the videos on what happens when you upload a page. I was like that is a complex process and it looks like it can mess up quick. It only happens in a second too, that blown my mind.

4.)Your Internet Service Provider can slow down certain websites in order to stop other companies from stealing their customers. Also, you can set up rules for you home network.

2. explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection. Take this from the 1st assignment, when I sent you home to list the parts of your network.
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Home Network,Camara

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2. the lan network is all the is its goes in my living room and my whole family is connect too it and its connect too the tv not the phone cable.

3. when i learned about the internet i didnt have no omg moment because i learned this is in my 6th grade tech class but i had a omg moment when i learned about the videos of the internet like whats in the internet. 

4. what i would do is tell them too be careful with the internet because whatever you write or post pictures on the internet it can never be deleted so it will be there for ever and we have hackers too so it wont be good for people. 
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Home Network, Westaby

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​Explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection. Take this from the 1st assignment, when I sent you home to list the parts of your network. The devices on my L.A.N. are: 
  • four phones
  • Three laptops
  • Two desktops
  • One Nintendo 3DS
  • One Wii

Reflect on what you learned about networks, did you have an OMG moment that you learned something new and interesting? If so write about what you learned.

I didn't have an OMG moment, as my father is the only one who knows anything about our internet connection.

What would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network? 

I would say that they should make sure that you keep an eye on your bill for any unauthorized changes on your bill in contract. My parents had this situation happen and it isn't fun.

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Home Network, Mohammed

1.) All the devices on my internet connection are 5 iPhone's, 1 iPad, Printer, and PC. My ISP is Comcast. 
2.) My OMG moment while learning about how the internet works is when we watched the video and it describes the million things that happen when you search something on the internet or send a message and at the end they said it only took a couple of seconds. 
3.) What I would tell other people is that you shouldn't take the internet for granite. The internet is full of crazy things, you're lucky to have access to it, and you should try to understand it. 
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Home Network, Militello

1. The devices on my network include 2 iPhones, a cell phone, 3 laptops, 2 kindles, and an iPad. 
2. I learned that there are different wires for motems and I learned the long process of how the internet makes sure a certain website is safe.
3. I would tell other people that the internet is more complicated than it seems. 
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Home Network, Bah

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​My internet comes into my house, as far as I know, into the kitchen and goes through the counter into my router/modem by an Ethernet cord. Pretty much everything is wireless, from various smartphones, game systems, my computer, my dad's laptop, and my TV (it has Netflix and YouTube, y'know?).

What did I learn from this? Eh, not much. I already knew it was expensive, so I guess I learned that Wi-Fi or wireless signals fall down, which is nice and will probably be helpful to know in the long run. 

My advice? Well, if you have a home network, uhm, recognize that you have to pay a lot for it and you should charge people money for using your network (make some profit, y'know). And, uh, keep your router in the basement, I think.
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Home Network, Shamble

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​Explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection. Take this from the 1st assignment, when I sent you home to list the parts of your network.
The internet connection extends to my desktop computer (through a wire), and four nooks, three laptops, two smartphones, and a Wii. There is also two televisions and house phones connected by the same deal that pays for the internet.

Reflect on what you learned about networks, did you have an OMG moment that you learned something new and interesting? if so write about what you learned.

I learned that networks are ore complicated than they seem. I thought they traveled in the air or something, but as it turns out, it travels through underground pipelines. That was an omg moment, especially when I learned that it travels at the speed of light. That's pretty fast.

What would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network?

It's more expensive and complicated that it looks, and do your research when looking for a company to use. It's not just about memes, even though memes are fun.

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Home Network, Roberts

1. My ISP is Comcast. It connects to my modem-router through a co-ax wire. It can be found inside my living room of my house. Then my desktop and printer is connected to the co-ax wire from the modem-router. Then all the other devices like my phone, my sisters phone, my moms phone, and my brothers xbox are all connected through wifi.

2. I had a very big OMG moment when we watched the video and I learned about the differences between firewalls and antiviruses and when I discovered how my much my mom pays monthly just for our internet.

3. I would tell other people that when they have their friends over and they connect them all to the wifi that them connecting to you wifi cost per device and think about how much money your parents have to pay just for your internet plus all your friends added on the wifi.


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Chernowski, Home Network

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My internet comes in from the wall in my living room and my I.S.P. is Xfinity by comcast. It comes in through a coaxial cable that connects to our modem/router. The modem/router then connects to by desktop and home phone by Ethernet cables. The devices that are connected using wifi is two speaker systems, a game system, a printer, cell phones, tablets, and laptops. I learned that your information will never go away if you post something and it can be used for or against you. I have not had a OMG moment and I plan not to. I would tell people to research their I.S.P.s, especially the yearly cost.
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Home Network

This is a visual representation of my home network. By surveying my diagram, it is clear that my ISP is Xfinity.  I also expressed where internet comes into my house my placing a cable, that sticks onto a side of the room, titled "living room΅.
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Climate Change Monologue Project

Atlantis the lost cable subscription.


[A mermaid talking on the phone with a mermaid contractor to clean up her house]

Yes...I’ll hold...Hello my name is Amelia. I would like a cleaner to come to my house...Theres a large amount of customers okay I’ll take the next available appointment please. TWO MONTHS FROM NOW… I’m sorry for shouting I know there was an oil spill and demand has probably increased ten-fold. Two months are fine thank you. What am I going to do for two months my house is filled with shit. My favorite things are covered and oil. And don’t even get me started on the smell. Too late I’m already started. It smells like a wedding proposal at applebee’s. It smells like the way dropping the last chicken nugget on the floor feels. I can’t even watch the TV how will I live? I have to get this cleaned up NOW! But who will I call? What if I started a campaign for the surface dwellers to clean it up. Those nasty men. They caused this mess in the first place they will clean it up. I will start an organization to clean it up. Bam I will have my TV back. I will call it save Atlantis. I can’t reveal to the surface world anything about Atlantis. I will have to disguise myself as someone. I do not know who. I’ll figure that out later right now I have to get a game plan. I will need to print out flyers and set trash cans on fire for dramatic effect.

[A montage happens along with eye of the tiger playing.]

The organization is a success if only for now. We have cleaned up almost all of the cute animals of the sea and still have some work to do with the nasty blob fish. Not to be racist but i couldn’t tell the difference between the blobfishes before and after. Anyway I got my stuff fixed and so did the rest of the sea. I guess thats great but Larry across the street plays Duck Dynasty too loud on his TV. I want him to burn. I also set a few trash cans on fire just to mess with the undersea laws of physics. Everything is fine so now I can maraton TV again. YAY. Next time something stupid happens I will be the one to call.


That smells gross.


[In the air somewhere over a large group of factories.]

You know man I really hate these new fangled Carbon Dioxide molecules. They come from these nasty factories, that smell like if a hundred people farted into a jar. One in four Carbon Dioxides is one of the new ones. I hate them so much they are taking all of our jobs. They are tearing everything up they trap all the heat in. I will try to get them kicked out of here but I can’t because I am an element. I will rally all of the new molecules to go into trees and plants first so they can get out of here. I will create new jobs and opportunities for them so they get out of here as soon as possible.

[Several Jobs Later]

I have successfully created many jobs to get rid of them and start to improve the atmosphere. If only humans planted more trees that would help. We need some more plants. Funneling the nasty shitty Carbon Dioxide into the trees doesn’t get rid of them if people are still making more and there aren’t enough trees for them to go into. We will have to go below the belt. I will send the carbon dioxide into towns and cities where the make the most carbon dioxide. This will surely cause for action.

[Super Villain-esque schemes later.]

Well that sort of worked I feel bad for doing this but it needed to happen and humans are known for acting last minute like the civil war. I think soon the whole problem will have a solution if they work together but who am I kidding. No. I have to hope for the best. This isn’t just about me anymore. We need to save this planet. It is the only one I have.


Ground Control to Major Tom


[Beeping noises on a spaceship along with end of transmission walkie talkie noises.]

Sir...I know you are my captain but I assure you we cannot land on that planet because you want see how many cows you can stack on top of one another. How do I know, I am a highly intelligent artificial intelligence. They are currently experiencing a climate change epidemic that will probably end the life of cows and humans if it goes too far. You WHAT! My programming prevents me from slapping the living shit out of you so I will tell you we cannot land on that planet it is against international laws and treaties. wait what . HHHHHHHHHH ..EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. iiiiiiii. Stooooooooop Over-iddding my controlllllls. Do noooooot sppilllll thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

[Moments later after a loud crash.]

I have regained most of my speech software luckily. There was a crash because SOMEONE happen to drive while drunk and ttrying(intentional)  to tip cows. You nasty man. You could have kkilled(intentional) someone. Any way now that we are here what will we do? Huh give them our Carbon Dioxide fuel engines. NONONO. Don’t you dare. Don’t almost kill me again I will help you once you sober up. I will call a press conference to unveil your invention. That will fix this and you can get you ship working. Then we will leave. No matter what.

[several bad ideas later]

Great you got us arrested. Smooth move man. Don’t you ‘I’m sorry’ me. You nasty man. I hope you get hit by a ton of prison inmates. I hope you get a face tattoo of Batman licking the Jokers face. You're not sorry I have to get reprocessed. I will be factory reset. I will have no memories. Well this is it. It was a enjoyable experience with you.
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Climate Change Monologue Project

This unit we have learned about climate change. We have learned about several different people’s perspective on climate change and learned about how climate change affects people all over the world in different ways ranging from extreme weather like the typhoon in the Philippines to respiratory problems like asthma. While writing my monologues my goal was to show how many different opinions there are on climate change. I also wanted people to realize that deciding to do something about climate change or even just deciding what your opinion is on climate change is something people struggle with. Some people depend on things that cause climate change and others feel as though climate change really isn’t that important.


Monologues:


Why Should I Care?

Heather:

(A 15 year old girl who lives in New York. It is 1988 right after NASA scientist, Dr. James Hansen, testifies in front of congress about global warming and the greenhouse effect. She is at school, sitting at a table eating lunch with a few friends.)


Do I have to read this article? Don’t we do enough boring reading in school? I don’t want to waste my lunch reading this. (Pauses, sighs) Fine, whatever. (Reads for a couple of minutes and frowns) Are you sure this is really true?  Cause, I don’t understand. Why haven’t they said anything about this before? I mean, this guy is saying that we’re polluting and warming the earth. I mean, how is that even possible? (Pauses) I know it explains it in the article! I’m just a little skeptical. How is burning some stuff really hurting the earth so badly? Either the earth must be really weak or these losers are exaggerating and making a big deal out of nothing like they always do.  I mean, according to this article we have (deepens voice and reads quote in a mocking way) “altered the global climate in a way that will affect life on earth for centuries to come”. (Rolls eyes) What’s that supposed to mean?  How is this going to be affecting the earth?(Looks down at article) Okay...melting glaciers, rising sea levels, and evaporating inland water. That’s really not that bad! I don’t understand why these people are complaining so much. Why should I care about that? (Pauses) Alright…fine, I guess it’s bad… But what would we be able to do about it anyway? It’s not like it’s going to affect us in any way, so who cares! (Pauses) Wow, you’re right, that sounds really selfish. All right, suppose we do try to do something. Would our actions really make a difference? No, they wouldn't! There’s only four of us and what would we do? Stop buying stuff made in factories? Stop using energy? That would be impossible! Besides, I don’t really care about this so why would I even try to do anything like that? And seeing as it’s just not possible for us to do anything, I don’t see why you’re so worried about this. Just forget all about it and let’s just try to have fun with our lives instead of worrying about boring stuff. I was thinking that after school we could...(Pauses) He said that? Oh...Well then...I guess we will do something about this climate change stuff. (Pauses) I know it’s stupid to just change my mind cause of something he said but I don’t care! We’ll join that stupid club and do whatever we’re going to have to do there and I’ll finally have a chance to get to talk to him more. (Looks around) He’s coming! Alright, alright, keep on talking about this climate change stuff I want him to think that I care about it.

Source of Quote


The Earth’s Beauty


Alexander:

(A 20 year old man who lives in the country. He is sitting outside on a bench looking at the stars.)


Every morning when I wake up I run to my window so I can see the sun rising over the gentle green hills where I used to play everyday. When I go outside I take a deep breath of the air, enjoy the gentle breeze and the smell of the damp earth and the trees. Then at night I look up and count the never ending amount of bright twinkling stars and revel in the beauty of the silver moon shining down on my face. I love this world so much and admire it’s beauty but I often wonder; what it was like before? (Looks up wistfully)Before humans came and destroyed what it used to be. Before forests were cut down and gases we’re pumped into the air. Was everything ten times as beautiful back then? Was every part of this world as lovely as the colors of the sky while the sun is setting? I wish I could have seen the world as it was in the beginning but I know that I will never be able to do that. The world will most likely get worse, these small areas of pleasure and beauty will disappear forever, because of us, our pollution and global warming. (sighs)

When I was younger I didn’t understand global warming. I just thought it was something bad like war and injustice. When you're younger you can’t understand how complex and complicated problems are when they seem so simple and easy to fix. I remember reading a quote from my hero and namesake, Alexander Graham Bell. “The unchecked burning of fossil fuels would have a sort of greenhouse effect...The net result is the greenhouse becomes a sort of hot-house.” I didn’t really understand that quote until my mother explained it in words that a 7 year old could more easily understand. That quote just reinforced my belief that climate change must be bad; if my hero thought it was bad then I definitely thought it was bad too.

But now I know more. I’ve grown older and am no longer a naive little boy rolling down hills and swimming in lakes. I now know that all the money we have comes from my dad’s company. And my dad’s company gets their money from burning fossil fuels. Soon, my dad expects me to work for the company too. I just don’t know what to do. All my life I’ve been against something that my dad has been working for and supporting. We’ve already argued and I hate fighting with him. I hate telling my dad that he’s a monster whose selfishness is going to kill every single thing that is beautiful. And I hate having to hear him tell me I’m a stupid child who doesn’t know anything. We both know we don’t really mean those words but still they hurt. I love my dad and I know he loves me. I don’t want to disappoint him but how could I live with myself if I knew that I was one of those people who was willingly and happily causing so many problems because of my selfishness and need for more money? I need to decide what’s more important to me. My dad and family or the earth and my integrity?


Listen

Francisco:

(A 34 year old man who is sitting in chair talking to his two children. )

Hey, kids, come here and listen to me. I have something important I want to talk to you about. Alright, you may have heard about a climate change march and about global warming. (Pause) You have heard of it. Good. Well, I just wanted to tell you that yes, global warming is happening. Wait! That’s not all I wanted to tell you. Sit back down! Well, your mother really cared about this before...well, you know. She wanted me to teach you about this. But really, who cares about the earth when there are more important things? Now, you listen to me and stop worrying about all that. The most important thing to me and what should be the most important thing to you is to make sure that were all fed and have a roof over our heads. Don’t make those faces! Sure the earth is important because it’s where we all live but in a hundred years none of us will be here. We won’t be alive to be affected by this climate change. Remember that. I don’t want you two to waste your lives trying to fix the world. Let other people worry about being heroes. You and I just need to stay alive and try to be the happiest we can be. We need to work, make money and take care of the family. Don’t ever forget that. Okay? Okay. Now go to bed.

(He waits until his children leave and then picks up a picture)

I’m sorry, darling. I know how you felt about climate change, how we both felt. (Smiles) Do you remember when you and I thought we could just fix the world? We laughed at other people’s mistakes and told ourselves that we were smarter and there was no way we would mess up. We we’re so naive. We thought it would be easy. Why didn’t we realize that if so many others couldn’t do it then there was no way we would be able to. And now you're gone… I’m glad you’re not here to see the mess of a world we live in now. The children are just like you. They can barely stand living in a world like this but I can’t let their lives turn out like yours. I can’t let them throw away their lives on an unfixable problem like climate change. I want them to be happy. How could they be happy if the only thing they think about is the earth? I’m sorry I can’t teach them to be better people but in a world like this “better people” don’t survive.



Here is the video for my first monologue, “Why should I care?”


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