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
Write a three to five (3-5) page
paper in which you:
- Compare and contrast natural
versus anthropogenic climate changes. Include specific examples of
- Take a position as to whether or
not global warming is taking place. Provide three (3) lines of evidence to
support your position.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Your report must follow these
- 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.