Saving the Harbor

Monday 11/17/08

Do-now: Review of the story so far

  1. What were the Icelanders hoping to accomplish by cooling the lava?

  2. Why did they have to get up on top of the lava?

  3. Why was there so much fog up on top of the lava?

  4. What other dangers were there?


Some people think that it is foolish to interfere with nature. It rarely succeeds, and may result in disastrous consequences. Others think that controlling our environment is one of our proudest accomplishments as a species. What do you think? Write a paragraph supporting your view.