Assignment 1: Analysis of the Effects of Population Growth Due Week 4 and worth 110 points Imagine you have been hired as a consultant for the United Nations. You have been asked to write an analysis of how global population growth has caused the following problem and how it affects climate change or population growth in a developing country of your choosing: A growing global population that consumes natural resources is partially to blame for the release of greenhouse gases since human consumption patterns lead to deforestation, soil erosion, and farming (overturned dirt releases CO2). However, the critical issue is the burning of fossil fuels (hydrocarbons) such as coal, oil, and natural gas to produce energy that is used for things such as electricity production, and vehicle, heating, and cooking fuels. The UN has asked that you choose a developing country from this list: https://www.mrs.org/developing-countries-list. The UN has also given you the following guidelines. Content The UN has asked that your paper contain three sections. It has asked that each section be one page (or approximately 300 words) in length and answer specific questions, identified in the outline below. The UN also asks that you use examples from your developing country when answering the questions. Introduction Provide an introduction (a half-page minimum) that addresses points a-e below. Explains the problem the UN has asked you to address in your own words; Identifies the three sections your paper will cover; Identifies the developing country you will consider; Tells the UN which causes of greenhouse gases you will explore; and Provides a one-sentence statement of your solutions at the end of your introduction paragraph. Section I. Background What are greenhouse gases? How do greenhouse gases contribute to global warming? Section II. How Emissions Cause Problems for the Developing World Which countries produce the most greenhouse gases? What are the economic challenges of these emissions (include examples from your chosen country)? What are the security challenges of these emissions (include examples from your chosen country)? What are the political challenges of these emissions (include examples from your chosen country)? Section III. Causes of Greenhouse Gases and Solutions to the Problems Greenhouse Gases Cause Name two causes of greenhouse gases. What are the potential solutions that address each of the causes you identified? What is the relationship between population control and greenhouse gas emissions? Conclusion Provide a conclusion (a half-page minimum) that includes a summary of your findings that the United Nations can use to inform future policy decisions. Success Tips In answering each question, use examples from your developing country to illustrate your points. The UN needs facts and objective analysis on which to base future policy decisions; avoid personal opinion and make sure your answers are based on the information you find through research. Formatting Requirements Make sure your paper consists of four to six pages (re: 1,200 words minimum,not including the cover page, reference page, and quoted material [if any]). Create headings for each section of your paper as follows: Section I. Background Section II. How Emissions Cause Problems for the Developing World Section III. Causes of Greenhouse Gases and Solutions to the Problems Greenhouse Gases Cause Use and cite at least five credible sources in your research. A list of potential resources is available below. Make sure your paper contains both in-text citations and a source list, per SWS guidelines: Refer to the Strayer Writing Standards (SWS) document for reference. Include a cover page with your name, the country you selected, the date you submitted the paper, and your instructor’s name. Potential Sources George Gitlitz. June 19, 2018. Opinion: The Pernicious Climate Dictum-Don’t Mention Population https://www.berkeleyside.com/2018/06/19/opinion-the-pernicious-climate-dictum-dont-mention-population Gemma Tarlach. July 19, 2018. Mass Extinctions. http://discovermagazine.com/2018/jul-aug/mass-extinctions Larry LeDoux. 2018. Does Population Growth Impact Climate Change? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/population-growth-climate-change/ Bill McKibben. November 22, 2018. A Very Grim Forecast. https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/11/22/global-warming-very-grim-forecast/ The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows: Evaluate the impacts of population growth and its negative impacts on global societies while considering multiple perspectives. Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills.
Emergency management communications involve sharing information with the community through proper and appropriate uses of media outlets. Relationships between media outlets and emergency managers sometimes are strained and full of conflict. With this in mind it is important for emergency managers to always be cognizant of their constituents and how they deliver information to different groups. A message delivered to one group could have different meanings for other groups. How partnerships are formed between emergency managers and media outlets may ensure that the right information is disseminated to the right people during a time of crisis. For this Discussion, review the National Emergency Communications Plan video and documents located in this weeks Learning Resources. Consider the primary role of media outlets (e.g., radio, television, newspaper) in emergency management and disaster response. Think about the challenges of working with media outlets for emergency management and disaster response and how you might address these challenges. With these thoughts in mind: By Day 4 Post a brief description of the type of media outlet you selected and explain the role it plays in emergency management and disaster response. Then, explain at least two challenges related to working with this media outlet in emergency management and disaster response. Finally, explain how an emergency manager might address each challenge.
American Government All of these points must be covered in your paper. The approximate number of pages for each point are listed Good papers will be 7-8 pages of content in total using double spaced 11 point Calibri or times (if it goes longer that is fine), using full grammar and citations (MLA, APA, Chicago etc, whatever you are comfortable with). Sources must be cited. Climate Change caused by increased carbon emissions is now a global catastrophe that will affect us all in some way in the future if nothing is done. The debate has now shifted both in the public and scientific community from if Climate Change is happening and we are causing it, to how badly it will harm our planet. However, the current administration is denying climate change, and doing numerous things to dismantle climate change policy even as 2017 was the warmest year on record for Antarctica (and 2018 is expected to follow suit). If you want to argue that the human aspect climate change is not occurring, you are welcome to, but do not make it the entire focus of the paper (that is only for part 1). 1. An introduction to discussing Climate Change, what it is and what it does to our planet. This should NOT be a summary plagiarized from Wikipedia (since Ive contributed to many of those pages), but a detailed description of how we are releasing greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere (the biggest of which is carbon), what these greenhouse gases are doing to the environment, and how Climate Change is affecting us. PLEASE NOTE: I do not want a long lengthy discussion regarding if climate change is caused by humans or not, it is already happening and not the focus of this paper. You can take the other side on this section regarding weather or not humans are causing it, but do not make it the entire paper, because the effects of climate change are real and happening right now. (2 pages). 2. Pick a specific issue that is most important to you. Some examples include (but are not limited to): sea level rise and the destruction of our coast lines; more extreme weather patterns including hurricanes, wildfires, and droughts; lack of fresh drinking water and food shortages due to decreased crop yields; increased terrorist activity and conflict; global migration of refugees due to limited resources (2-3 pages). 3. Finally, discuss how the Iron Triangle (Description of the Iron Triangle can be found through Google) plays into this issue. What should Congress do to help reduce Climate Change (1pg)? What must the Bureaucracy/President do to help reduce climate change (2pg)? How do Interest groups in this debate stall action from Congress and the Bureaucracy/President, and what must both branches do to resist the influence of energy and oil lobbyist groups (3 pages total)? PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING POINTS IN THE ESSAY: – The EPA having very few laws which allow them to regulate the Environment – The two most important ones being the 1970 Clean Air Act, and the 1972 Clean Water Act – The Greenhouse Effect No pulling directly from Wikipedia, instead, use their sources and please pull from the actual websites. I have actually written a lot on this topic on the site, so you could be plagiarizing me. ALL YOUR WORK SHOULD BE CITED, if you fail to cite something, I will consider that plagiarism. ESSAY ASSESSMENT : * Have you succinctly and clearly stated the main argument in the first paragraph? (Summary of the topic) * Have you fully discussed how Climate Change affects our planet, what is causing it, and what the outcomes will be unless something is done to reduce the impact? * Have you made a compelling argument for what is the worst impact of Climate Change? * Have you described what role Congress plays and what they need to do to reduce the impacts of Climate Change? * Have you described what role Bureaucracy/President plays in reducing the impacts of Climate Change? * Have you described what role Interest Groups play in stopping Congress and the Bureaucracy/President from implementing solutions to Climate Change and what must be done to stop this? * Demonstrate evidence of effective proofreading/editing? * Have you effectively used relevant sources (our book/lectures, class materials, journals, reputable news sources) and is it free from plagiarism? Not copied directly from Wikipedia. Have you included accurate bibliography/citation?
Research the status of sea level rise in South Florida today and the ways in which it is being addressed through State processes. Make an argument that the solutions today are or are not sufficient. Here is a link to a web page that will help you get started with your research: https://sealevelrise.org/states/florida/. I have attached Artibles from the school, I must provide my professor a copy of the articles, kindly please use at least 2 of the articles.
From the draft uploaded, come up with: A working title for your paper A refined description of the research organization (https://www.stand.la/). In addition to the information included in draft 1, you should begin to describe in-depth the work of the organization in terms of what they are trying to achieve. You can do this by looking at their direct actions, fundraising platforms and funding sources, social media presence, petitions, board members and staff members, and how they are integrated into the local community. You might consider emailing or calling the organization to request an informal interview with leadership or board members. Refine your definition of environmental justice and injustice based on course readings and address the ways in which intersectional analysis is needed to evaluate environmentalism on the ground. Draw on course readings to provide examples and further explanations. Begin to think of this section as the theoretical framework by which you evaluate your EJ org. Refine your reflections on how the organization you are studying does or does not address environmental justice using an intersectional approach. Integrate course materials to support your argument. Works cited
A small community is devastated by a flood, and the historic Main Street of the community suffers severe damages. The community has been experiencing economic hardship for the last decade and many argue that this disaster represents an opportunity to gentrify Main Street with parks, walkways, and bike paths. This reconstruction also offers an opportunity to improve the communitys economy with new buildings and businesses. However, there is a good deal of opposition to this plan because of the historical nature of Main Street. Opponents argue that the installation of walkways, bike paths, parks, and new buildings is incompatible with the historical nature of Main Street. The extent to which emergency managers and city officials decide to rebuild or reconstruct will vary depending on individual community needs. For this Discussion, review the Learning Resources for this week. Reflect on why historical properties and landscapes are important to people and communities. Consider the implications related to rebuilding and reconstructing after a disaster event specifically as it applies to historic structures. By Day 4 Post a brief explanation of two or three challenges that officials might face in deciding whether to rebuild or reconstruct historic and cultural structures after an emergency event.
Is the American Medical Community prepared for a sustained conventional terrorist campaign such as that which has been experienced by Israel? Explain your answer. Remember, we are NOT talking about bio or chem attacks. We are talking about conventional attacks; Mass casualty using firearms, bombs, etc
Examples of greenwashing (Volkswagon scandal, Tyson chicken), Scholarly research journals.
Write an essay explaining the following topics concerning the environment: 1. The Greenhouse Effect, 2. Hurricanes, 3. Tornadoes, 4. Typhoons You must give examples of each.
1. As populations rise in a limited habitat range, population density increases. As density increases, what patterns might we expect to see in terms of mortality due to intraspecific aggression? 2. What other density dependent and density independent factors may also impact the panther population? 3. How about competition for other resources? 4. The roadway bisecting this habitat is a hotspot for collisions. What measures could be implemented to reduce human related panther mortality? 5. How much habitat is available to panthers dispersing northward? What strategies could wildlife organizations take to manage these increasing populations? 6. What are the limiting factors facing further expansion of the panther populations? 7. Panthers historically occupied the highest trophic level in the food web of the southeastern United States. In their absence, non-native predators have moved into the open niche, like the coyote. Do you believe coyotes occupying habitats northward of the panthers current range would be a significant source of interspecific competition for dispersing panthers? 8. How does this laboratory exercise fit within the context of our environmental science and sustainability course?