initial response of at least 250 words should be posted no later than Thursday, 11:55 p.m., ET.
Please choose one or more credible reference sources of your own or from the Global Climate Readings and Activities section below and then post a thoughtful, 250 word minimum response, about global climate change. You may use any of these questions in your response:
- What are the most serious aspects to global climate change in your opinion? What data do you find most and least compelling?
- What do you think are feasible solutions to global climate change, if any (e.g., carbon banks , manufacturing plant emissions upgrades, reducing vehicle emissions, etc. (see Berg et al. 2011 Chapter 9)?
- Is the United States doing enough to reduce carbon emissions?
- Will the recent Copenhagen Climate Conference do anything to slow global climate change?
- Do you agree with President Obama’s proposed commitments during the Copenhagen Climate Conference?
Explain, with sufficient detail, the reasons and thoughts behind why you chose your responses to each of these questions. There are no "right" or "wrong" answers only ones without sufficient data and/or thought.
Global Climate Readings and Activities
Reading: Berg et al. 2011 Chapter 9 [textbook]
Reading: U.S. EPA website with lots of information on global climate change (http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/)
Reading: National Science Foundation funded project describing global climate change (http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/climate/GCclimate1.html )
Reading: NASA sponsored project for teachers about global climate change
Reading: National Geographic overview of global warming (http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/global-warming/gw-overview/)
Reading: Manufacturing efficiency and reduction of carbon emissions(http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/climate-change/4340042)
Reading:International Energy Agency (2007) on manufacturing efficiency (http://www.iea.org/Textbase/npsum/tracking2007SUM.pdf)
Activity: Take a Global warming quiz. If you take this quiz and you are not shy, post your score.
Activity: Explore this interactive Global Effects Map.
Activity: Video on CO2 offsets in tree preservation (carbon banking).
Activity: NPR audio on trees and carbon calculations.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||10/11/2015 12:00 am