Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation

Dec 6th, 2014
FratBro23
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Science
Price: $10 USD

Question description

Assignment 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:

  1. Compare and contrast natural versus anthropogenic climate changes. Include specific examples of each.
  2. Take a position as to whether or not global warming is taking place. Provide three (3) lines of evidence to support your position.
  3. 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. Include a discussion on the effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs and policy implications.
  4. Speculate 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.
  5. Use 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:

  • 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, including the roles of natural and anthropogenic activity on climate.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in physical sciences.
  • Write clearly and concisely about physical sciences using proper writing mechanics.


Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.


Points: 160

Assignment 2: Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation

Criteria

Unacceptable
Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations
60-69% D

Fair
70-79% C

Proficient
80-89% B

Exemplary
90-100% A

1. Compare and contrast natural versus anthropogenic climate changes. Include specific examples of each.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely compared and contrasted natural versus anthropogenic climate changes. Did not submit or incompletely included specific examples of each.

Insufficiently compared and contrasted natural versus anthropogenic climate changes. Insufficiently included specific examples of each.

Partially compared and contrasted natural versus anthropogenic climate changes. Partially included specific examples of each.

Satisfactorily compared and contrasted natural versus anthropogenic climate changes. Satisfactorily included specific examples of each.

Thoroughly compared and contrasted natural versus anthropogenic climate changes. Thoroughly included specific examples of each.

2. Take a position as to whether or not global warming is taking place. Provide three (3) lines of evidence to support your position.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely took a position as to whether or not global warming is taking place. Did not submit or incompletely provided three (3) lines of evidence to support your position.

Insufficiently took a position as to whether or not global warming is taking place. Insufficiently provided three (3) lines of evidence to support your position.

Partially took a position as to whether or not global warming is taking place. Partially provided three (3) lines of evidence to support your position.

Satisfactorily took a position as to whether or not global warming is taking place. Satisfactorily provided three (3) lines of evidence to support your position.

Thoroughly took a position as to whether or not global warming is taking place. Thoroughly provided three (3) lines of evidence to support your position.

3. 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. Include a discussion on the effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs and policy implications.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely assessed two (2) current mitigation strategies for global warming, such as carbon sequestration, carbon taxing, clean coal technology, higher fuel efficiency standards, and so on. Did not submit or incompletely included a discussion on the effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs and policy implications.

Insufficiently assessed two (2) current mitigation strategies for global warming, such as carbon sequestration, carbon taxing, clean coal technology, higher fuel efficiency standards, and so on.  Insufficiently included a discussion on the effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs and policy implications.

Partially assessed two (2) current mitigation strategies for global warming, such as carbon sequestration, carbon taxing, clean coal technology, higher fuel efficiency standards, and so on. Partially included a discussion on the effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs and policy implications.

Satisfactorily assessed two (2) current mitigation strategies for global warming, such as carbon sequestration, carbon taxing, clean coal technology, higher fuel efficiency standards, and so on.  Satisfactorily included a discussion on the effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs and policy implications.

Thoroughly assessed two (2) current mitigation strategies for global warming, such as carbon sequestration, carbon taxing, clean coal technology, higher fuel efficiency standards, and so on.  Thoroughly included a discussion on the effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs and policy implications.

4. Speculate 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.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely speculated 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.

Insufficiently speculated 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.

Partially speculated 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.

Satisfactorily speculated 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.

Thoroughly speculated 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.

5. Writing / Support for ideas
Weight: 5%

Never uses reasons and evidence that  logically support ideas

Rarely uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas

Partially uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas

Mostly uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas

Consistently uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. 

6. Writing / Grammar and mechanics
Weight: 5%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation

7. Writing and Information Literacy / Integration of Sources
Weight: 5%

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism or failure to use in-text citations.

Sources are rarely integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations

Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations

Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations

Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations

8. Information Literacy / Crediting Sources in APA
Weight: 5%

Lack of citations and/or lack of reference section and/or citations don’t correspond to listed references

In-text citations and references are given, but not in APA format

Partially shows correct (or approximately correct) use of in-text citations, with matching references using APA-format

Mostly shows correct use of in-text citations with matching references using APA-format

Consistently shows correct use of In-text citations with matching references using APA-format

9. Information Literacy / Research
Weight: 5%

Quantity and/or quality of sources are unacceptable

Too few references and/or references are of poor quality

Number of sources is less than expected (< 4) and/or the quality of sources is questionable. 

Number of sources is sufficient (at least 4) and the quality of sources is mostly good. 

Number of sources is sufficient (at least 4) and the quality of sources is good. 


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