Among the most controversial topics in
physical science, global warming has received a great deal of attention during
the past decade. Given its great impact on both humans and the environment,
lawmakers and scientists must heavily weigh the information that they are
presented. Explore this debate in more detail by evaluating both the scientific
basis of this phenomenon and the human role in global warming.
Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in
Compare and contrast natural versus
anthropogenic climate changes. Include at least two (2) specific examples of
Take a position as to whether or not global
warming is taking place. Provide three (3) lines of evidence to support your
Assess two (2) current mitigation strategies
for global warming, such as carbon sequestration, carbon taxing, clean coal
technology, higher fuel efficiency standards, and so on. Analyze the
effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs and
Speculate on the policy changes that you
would propose to help stabilize global climate and determine the business
sectors or nations that would be held to more strict standards if you were to
implement your proposed policies.
Use at least four (4) quality resources in
this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not
qualify as quality resources.
Your report must follow these formatting
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New
Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and
references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor
for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of
the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and
the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required
assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes
associated with this assignment are:
Apply concepts in physical sciences to
evaluate current trends and issues in the modern world.
Describe the physical processes influencing
climate and weather.
Use technology and information resources to
research issues in physical sciences.
Write clearly and concisely about physical
sciences using proper writing mechanics.