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In the short story Through the Tunnel by Doris Lessing

In the short story Through the Tunnel by Doris Lessing the characters Jerry and his mother teach the reader that sometimes people have to step out of their comfort zone to accomplish what they are striving for Jerry and his mom visit a beautiful beach every day to enjoy the scenery and have a good time He soon became bored with the same beach and wanted to go check out others and had a certain beach in mind In this story Through the Tunnel by Doris Lessing the characters overcome their fears of change while stepping out of their comfort zone To begin with Jerry and his mother always go to the same beach together and when change is brought to him he does not know how to react It was a normal day for the two of them walking down to their favorite beach as they always do When it was time for their daily routine of swimming and sunbathing Jerry s mother asked him if he would like to go to a different beach He responded Oh no he said quickly smiling at her out of that unfailing impulse of contrition a sort of chivalry 

1 Although Jerry really does want to go to another beach he still refuses to change Jerry is not yet ready to go on his own to another beach without his mother This soon is starting to change as they are walking down the path He begins to want to go visit another beach but does not want to fully admit it to his mom Jerry is beginning to realize that sometimes change is what you need to be happy Jerry's mother was also taking into Imrie 2 consideration change Have I been keeping him too close He mustn't feel he ought to be with me I must be careful 2 As a mother you always want your children to be as safe as possible at all times and sometimes it takes a while to let them go

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The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming

When the Earth’s atmosphere and ocean warms up its called global warming The earth’s temperature was speculated to be increasing over time due to human pollution The amount of pollution that humans have produced has caused accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere The greenhouse effect is the warming of the Earth’s surface and the air above it It is called the greenhouse effect because it s very much like a greenhouse The way a greenhouse work is it keeps the plants inside warm Its then kept in the greenhouse glass so the warmth can t escape A greenhouse works the same why as the atmosphere The atmospheric gases work the same as the roof of a greenhouse would In the daytime the sun s warmth goes through the atmosphere and during the night Earth s surface is cooled relieving the atmosphere of heat Heat can possibly be trapped by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere The summary of what global warming is a slow increase of atmospheric temperature connected to the greenhouse effect and its gases HISTORY Morocco first was brought up as an Islamic country in the 7th century Many empires established settlements The Arabs eventually conquered Morocco and brought the Islam religion with them Even though Morocco wasn t initially extremely Islamic bringing the Islam religion onto them wasn t very hard It wasn t hard because there were already many Islam established settlements and it was the norm Being Islamic from the beginning has affected many choices in Morocco s history Morocco has acknowledged global warming but hasn t done that much about it One of the reasons they haven t is because the Islamic religion doesn t believe in global warming and climate change They think religion is a bigger priority over anything else In 2004 Morocco tried to help the environment not specifically global warming by signing a joint statement that agreed to focus on environmental priorities Then in 2013 the US pledged a loan of 300 million to the countryside of Morocco to improve the management of the natural resources Eventually Morocco needs to face the reality of their environmental problems and focus less on religion THREAT

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