The Internet is a powerful tool that provides the
ability to monitor natural phenomena and disasters that happen all over
In this assignment, you will research resources
available on the Internet for monitoring natural phenomena including
earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, global climate, and weather.
Based on your research, do the following:
Identify a minimum of three different natural phenomena that are
typically responsible for natural disasters. Analyze the potential
impact of these disasters.
Analyze how these phenomenon are
monitored, or not, via the Internet. Critique available Web sites, which
publicly display up-to-date monitored information related to each of
the natural phenomena you have identified. Focus on the following
What parts of the world are potentially affected by these phenomena? Specifically identify the countries.
What kinds of resources are allocated toward monitoring these phenomena and why?
What types of Web resources monitor the phenomena and provide up-to-date information about them?
What kinds of technology are involved in monitoring the phenomena?
political ramifications would this disaster-preparedness technology
cause between more-developed countries and less-developed countries?
What kinds of issues could this technology cause between less-developed countries?
would this technology directly impact the economies of those countries
that have the technology versus those countries that do not?
Do you predict any indirect impacts? What current evidence supports your position?
What types of systems are in place in terms of disaster preparedness related to these monitored phenomena?
your findings. Evaluate how this technology will impact the future of
humanity, both positively and negatively. Be sure to consider the
political and economic issues discussed in your future predictions.
Support your statements with examples. Use a minimum of six reliable references, two of which should be peer-reviewed articles.
Write a 7–8-page paper in Word format. Apply APA
standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming
By Monday, December 15, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.
Grading Criteria and Rubric
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
a minimum of three different naturally occurring phenomena that are
typically responsible for natural disasters and analyze the potential
impact of the disaster.
ways different Web sites monitor phenomena by critiquing available Web
resources. Analysis should include topics such as geography, resources,
political/economic issues, and disaster preparedness.
and discuss future projections on humanity regarding the use of
technology. Include research on political and economic issues.