should be include work cite pages for both homework
PART 1: How Climate Change Affects You (10 points)
- 1) Go to the EPA website Climate Change Impacts by State and choose Texas. Summarize what
you learned from the Fact Sheet. (5 points)
- 2) What is your opinion after reading this Fact Sheet? What can be done to prevent these negative
impacts due to climate change? —do some additional research on the internet to answer this
question! Remember to include your references. (5 points)
- 3) If you simply copy/paste, you will receive a zero for cheating! Your work will be checked using
PART 2: How You Contribute to Climate Change and How You Can Do Your Part to
Help—Knowing Your Carbon Footprint (10 points)
- 1) Do you know what your carbon footprint is (for you and your family)? Go to the EPA website
Carbon Footprint Calculator and follow all the instructions to calculate your Carbon Footprint.
- 2) (2 pts) Calculate the carbon footprint for your household using your information. (You will not
receive credit for using the US averages automatically programmed into the calculator. While
this is a faster method, it is less accurate!) (use the number around 130-160$ for water bill)
- 3) (2 pts) In each of the sections, you have options to lower your footprint. What are some ways
you are willing to lower your carbon footprint?
- 4) (4 pts) When you are finished, click on “View Your Report.” Summarize your results or
copy/paste them within your document.
- 5) (2 pts) Conclude with your thoughts about the calculator and the results you obtained.
Water and wastewater treatment plants in developed countries provide potable water
and help prevent discharge of pollutants into waterways. Even areas that are arid or
have fewer natural water resources can provide these conveniences through built
infrastructure. For example, the Hoover Dam provides water to southwestern United
States. Developed countries also have many environmental regulations to protect the
environment and human health. Even with regulations, however, environmental
accidents of widely varying ranges can still threaten our environment. The BP
Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is a great example.
Less developed countries often do not have the necessary resources to provide treatment
facilities and/or enforce environmental regulations. In fact, many people do not have
easy access to potable water, or they must watch as industry contaminates their water,
without the ability to take legal action.
Part 1: Summarize a Water Conflict (15 points)
Find information about a conflict over a water supply or water quality issue anywhere in
the world— even right here in the US! — and summarize the conflict. If you do not
provide references or simply copy/paste, you will receive a zero for cheating! Please use
APA or MLA guidelines for formatting your references and in-text citations. Your work
will be checked using SafeAssign software.
* There are many, many examples of water issues to choose from, so please do not
choose Flint, Michigan (or the Ogallala Aquifer because I discussed this one in class). I
do not want to read 46 papers on the same topic, nor give you a zero for not following
Part 2: Water Conservation (5 points)
In the US, many regions have a surplus of water and never worry about “running out” so
we tend to abuse our water instead of conserving it. List at least 5 ways you can conserve
water starting today that are realistic and cost-effective. (I am not expecting you to write
answers such as “install new water efficient, two-flush toilets,” but you can “turn off the
water when brushing your teeth”). Remember to include your references.