Assignment 2: Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation

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ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION Due Date Sunday, March 4, 2018 12:00 PM

  1. Students, please view the "Submit a Clickable Rubric Assignment" in the Student Center.Instructors, training on how to grade is within the Instructor Center.Assignment 2: Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation
    Due Week 9 and worth 160 pointsAmong 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 which you:
    1. Compare and contrast natural versus anthropogenic climate changes. Include at least two (2) 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. Analyze the effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs and policy implications.
    4. 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.
    5. 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 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.
    • Use technology and information resources to research issues in physical sciences.
    • Write clearly and concisely about physical sciences using proper writing mechanics.
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Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation


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Global warming has significant impacts on both the human beings and the environment. It
is the continuous rise in temperatures as a result of trapping of the longwave radiation of the earth
in the atmosphere by accumulated levels of carbon IV oxide. As a result of increased use of fossil
fuels which release carbon IV oxide in the atmosphere both in the industries and the transport
sectors the level of carbon IV oxide continuous to rise annually. The phenomenon has received a
great deal of attention during the past decades with nations making commitments to reduce the
warming. One of the notable of such agreements was made by 159 nations called the Paris
Agreement in 2017 which is non-binding. Because of its human and environmental impacts, the
lawmakers and scientists must heavily weigh the information that they are presented. This study
presents an exploration of such debate through evaluation of both the scientific basis of the
phenomenon and the human role in global warming.
Natural versus Anthropogenic Climate Changes.
Climate changes observed is a cumulative total of the natural and anthropogenic climatic
changes. The natural climatic change is caused by natural forces while anthropogenic is caused by
human activities on the earth services. Both can cause a permanent change or a change that lasts
for a long period of time (Kelley et al, 2015). The natural climatic change is influenced by factors
such as volcanic activities, oceans warming and cooling cycles which are natural occurrences
while the anthropogenic climate change arises from factors such as the burning of fossil fuels in
transport and in the industries, alterations of land through agriculture and deforestation which
involves cutting down of trees. The natural climatic change cannot be controlled by a man while
the anthropogen...

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