The rise of temperature leads to melting of ice caps in the northern hemisphere and thus an increase in water levels in body masses across the world. Floods in the U.K have become more frequent and equally tragic. The United Kingdom is one of the nations that ratify the Kyoto protocol. Under this agreement, the United Kingdom aims to reduce green house gas emissions nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, methane, HFCs and sulfur hexafluoride. This negatively impacts on the transport and industrial sectors of the country through regulations set up to standardize their functioning. Efforts to reduce the impact of global warming such as minimal use of fossil fuels, utilizing clean energy such as wind have yielded meager results even with U.K’s vast resources. The storms and resultant floods continue to destroy infrastructure, homes and even claim lives. Other hazards associated to global warming in the U.K include heat waves and droughts (Maslin, 2009).
Intervention and non-intervention policies in the U.S change depending on security needs and the economic aims of the nation at a given time. The main guiding principles in intervention and non-intervention in the U.S are isolationism, conservatism and neo-conservatism. These principles derive from realism such that intervention and non-intervention in their regard aims at preserving national interests. There are a number of acts that govern intervention and non-intervention. For instance, the Neutrality Acts passed, by congress, preventing the U.S from getting involved in world war two. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S stood firm against foreign entanglement. However, this attack posed a threat to U.S security thus the need to intervene (Lock-Pullan, 2006).
The president at a given time will make a decision that he in the best interests of America only for the next president to water it down. An example of a controversial intervention is the Iraq intervention by President Bush in