2: Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation
Due Week 9 and worth 160 points
Among the most controversial topics in physical science,
global warming has received a great deal of attention during the past decade.
Given its great impacts on both humans and the environment, lawmakers and
scientists must weigh heavily 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 which you:
and contrast natural versus anthropogenic climate changes. Include
specific examples of each.
a position as to whether or not global warming is taking place. Provide
three (3) lines of evidence to support your position.
two (2) current mitigation strategies for global warming, such as carbon
sequestration, carbon taxing, clean coal technology, higher fuel
efficiency standards, and so on. Include a discussion on the
effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs
and policy implications.
what policy changes you would propose to help stabilize global climate
and which business sectors or nations would be held to more strict
standards if you implement your proposed policies.
at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note:
Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. The
body of the paper must have in-text citations that correspond to the
references. Integrate all sources into your paper using proper techniques
of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, along with proper use of
in-text citations to credit your sources
Your report must follow these formatting requirements:
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
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
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this
concepts in physical sciences to evaluate current trends and issues in
the modern world.
the physical processes influencing climate and weather, including the
roles of natural and anthropogenic activity on climate.
technology and information resources to research issues in physical
clearly and concisely about physical sciences using proper writing
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality,
logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the
Click here to view the grading rubric.