Our Dependence upon the Environment

36128 Topic: SCI 207 Our Dependence upon the Environment

Number of Pages: 1 (Double Spaced)

Number of sources: 3

Writing Style: APA

Type of document: Essay

Academic Level:Undergraduate

Category:   Environmental Issues

Language Style: English (U.S.)

36128 Topic: SCI 207 Our Dependence upon the Environment

Number of Pages: 1 (Double Spaced)

Number of sources: 3

Writing Style: APA

Type of document: Essay

Academic Level:Undergraduate

Category: Environmental Issues

Language Style: English (U.S.)

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Week 4 – Assignment 2

Sustainable Living Guide Contributions, Part 4 of 4: Sustaining Our Atmosphere and Climate

[WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 3, 4, 5, 6]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, please review Chapters 6, 7, and 8 in Turk and Bensel’s Contemporary Environmental Issues textbook (2014).

The purpose of this assignment is twofold: first, to enable you to explore a term (concept, technique, place, etc.) related to this week’s theme of sustaining atmosphere and climate; 2) second, to provide your fourth contribution to a collective project, the Class Sustainable Living Guide. Your work this week, will be gathered (along with that of your peers) into a master document you will receive a few days after the end of the course. The document will provide everyone with a variety of ideas for how we can all live more sustainably in our homes and communities.

To complete this assignment,

You will first need to select a term from the list of choices in the Week 4 – Term Selection Forum. I CHOSE PRIMARY AIR POLLUTANTS. that I like to research PRIMA. Do not select a term that a classmate has already chosen. No two students will be researching the same topic.

Next, download the Week 4 Assignment TemplatePreview the document and replace the guiding text with your own words based upon your online research. Please do not include a cover page. All references, however, should be cited in your work and listed at the end, following APA format expectations.

In the template, you will

Define the term thoroughly.

Clearly, relate the term to the week’s theme.

Explain how the term affects living things and the physical world.

Relate the term to the challenge of achieving environmental sustainability.

Justify if the term represents an obstacle to that goal, or perhaps a technique or technology that might promote it.

Suggest two specific actions we can take to promote sustainability in relationship to this term.

Provide detailed examples to support your ideas.

The Week 4 Assignment

Must be three paragraphs in length (not including title, quoted text, and references) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style resource (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Must cite at the following three sources at minimum:

The class textbook, or provide a URL formatted according to APA standards to the resource in case your term was not in the text.

A scholarly source.

A credible source.

To aid you in your research, and particularly in locating scholarly sources via the Ashford Library or using Google Scholar, please review the following Ashford videos and tutorials:

Scholarly and Popular Resources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

How to Use FindIt@AU (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Database Search Tips (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Research, Keywords, and Databases: An Overview (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Accessing Full Text and Citation in Google Scholar (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. resource for additional guidance.

The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Must include a separate references list that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

I CHOSE PRIMARY AIR POLLUTANTS.

Week 4 Assignment Template

Sustainable Living Guide Contributions, Part Four of Four:

Sustaining Our Atmosphere and Climate

Instructions: Using the term that you have selected from the list provided in the classroom, please complete the following template. Create a minimum of 5 to 7 well-crafted sentences per paragraph. In your response, you are expected to cite and reference, in APA format, at least two outside sources in addition to the class text. The sources must be credible (from experts in the field of study); scholarly sources (published in peer-reviewed academic journals) are strongly encouraged. Delete these instructions before submitting your work to Waypoint.

Your Term:

Instructions: In the first paragraph;

• Thoroughly define your term.

• Describe how the term relates to this week’s theme. Provide specific examples.

Delete these instructions before submitting your work to Waypoint.

[Enter your information here]

Instructions: In the second paragraph;

• Discuss how the term affects living things and the physical world.

• Explain how the term relates to the challenge of achieving environmental sustainability.

• Justify if the term represents an obstacle to that goal, or perhaps a technique or technology that might promote it?

Again, be as specific as possible and include examples to support your explanations.

[Enter your information here]

Instructions: In the third paragraph;

• Determine at least two specific actions that we can take in order to promote environmental sustainability in relation to this term. Be creative and concrete with your suggestions. For example, you might recommend supporting a particular organization that is active in the field of your term.

• Consider actions that might be taken

• 1) on the individual level, in our daily lives;

• 2) at the community level;

• 3) via national and global organizations working on behalf of the environmental issues associated with your term; and/or 4) at the ballot box (though voting).

[Enter your information here]

After proofreading your assignment carefully, please submit it to Waypoint.

Required Resources

Text

Bensel, T., & Turk, J. (2014). Contemporary environmental issues (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu

Chapter 6: Fossil Fuels and Minerals

Chapter 7: Global Climate Change and Ozone Depletion

Chapter 8: Renewable Energy, Nuclear Power, and Energy Efficiency

Supplemental Material

Carolina Distance Learning. (n.d.). Greenhouse gases and sea level rise investigation manualPreview the document [PDF]. Retrieved from https://ashford.instructure.com

This lab manual provides background information about greenhouse gases and will assist you in your Greenhouse Gases and Sea level Rise Laboratory assignment. This manual is available for download in your online classroom.

Recommended Resources

Multimedia

The Daily Conversation. (2015, December 2). Climate change explained (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ifrHogDujXw

This video provides information about global climate change and may assist you in your Sustainable Living Guide Contributions, Part Four of Four: Sustaining Our Atmosphere and Climate assignment.

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Web Pages

National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (n.d.). Global climate change: Vital signs of the planet (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from https://climate.nasa.gov/

This web page provides information about global climate change and may assist you in your Sustainable Living Guide Contributions, Part Four of Four: Sustaining Our Atmosphere and Climate assignment.

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. (n.d.). Air pollution (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/air-pollution/index.cfm

This web page provides information about air pollution issues and may assist you in your Week Four Assignment.

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Visualizing and understanding the science of climate change (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.explainingclimatechange.ca

This web page provides a learning module with information about the science of climate change and may assist you in your Week Four Assignment.

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