eng315 week 6 discussion and response

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Select ONE of the following:

  1. Consider the importance of visuals in connecting with an audience. Discuss a moment or experience in your life when a picture, drawing or other visual had a significant impact. Consider whether the same impact could have occurred if you heard about the image rather than experiencing it visually.
  2. Find a poorly designed PowerPoint slideshow and share it here. Give a short summary that identifies the problems and make suggestions on what would improve the design.



RE: Week 6 | Discussion

I sit on the board of a local community group. We invite local professors and subject matter experts to share information with our community. Just recently we had a physics professor share with us on Climate Change. My husband is not a complete climate denier but he thought some of the science was made up. Until he listened to the professor’s presentation. The professor compared our situation to the scene in the movie Titanic where the ship designer says the ship is ok until the 5th compartment is breached. He went on to say our carbon output over the last 100 years has been very difficult to evaluate but we can collect enough data to have some pretty good ideas about outcomes. The problem is he compared to our current state to the breach of the forth compartment, and explained how this is a very precipitous stage for us. It is time to act now to hopefully avoid a catastrophic event. All his slides were really good at communicating events and possible outcomes. Sitting next to my husband I could tell the one visual that affected him the most. It was a slide that showed if we acted now -hundreds of scenarios – none of which maintain our current state but some are better outcomes… as long as we act now vs. the outcomes if we continue as we are today. Talking with him after wards he was no longer dismissive of climate change. He was concerned.