Our site started with a debate. Our differing opinions came from our backgrounds. Our team represents six different cultures, (American, Indian, Croatian, Italian, Philippines, and African- American) and this affected our opinions of global warming. We found out that our opinions were very much based on the opinions that our parents shared with us and supported. For example, Logan's mom came from Philippines and she was convinced that global warming is a natural cycle. This was taught to her in school to form her opinion and she has passed this opinion on her children. On the other hand, Walker's mom is from the United States and she was totally convinced it is a man made problem. In addition, since we came from different cultures in our houses we have access to different media. For example, one of our coaches is from Croatia and she often reads the daily newspaper from her country. This definitely influenced her opinion, as she felt that large polluters should really sign the Kyoto Protocol and do their part.
This site was developed from our debate that we could not resolve; therefore if it wasn't from our different backgrounds this site would have never been created. We shared our debate with the rest of the world. We posted a debate on Think.com. As people together and voiced our opinions about global warming we noticed differences. We also noticed that, just like our opinions, debate participants opinions were colored by their background and media.
Finally we reached the agreement - no matter what, we need to be responsible toward our environment. It's the only one we have. While we still disagree on the main causes, we agree that we need to act. This project taught us to overcome differences in opinions for a common cause.