1.The climate on the Earth as a planet has changed
many, many times. The concern now is the impact that change can have on the
human inhabitants (you and me). If the oceans warm a few degrees, what impacts
can you see on the landmasses, biologic community, and human populations? Are
these positive or negative changes? Why?
There is a global concern about the disappearing glaciers of Mt Kilimanjaro in
Tanzania, others in Peru and parts of the Himalayas. Are these glaciers really
Class this is interesting. Do we as species really understand that there
changes are going on and we need to change to adapt to the changing
environment? Can we continue with “life” as we know it?
Outdoor air pollution is now monitored by the EPA as well as most states.
States commonly will issue ozone warnings outlining the particulate content of
the air and thus the air quality. Yet, indoor air pollution is not widely
monitored. What is the difference between indoor and outdoor air pollution and
which is a greater threat to you and your family? Why? Can you see all examples
of air pollution?
The U.S. Congress passed the Clean Air Act in 1990 as a revision of the 1970
act to reduce air pollution. The act is designed to protect the environment and
reduce air pollution through various regulated reductions in emissions. The act
also defines the responsibility of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to
protect air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer.
in Georgia we have the Georgia Clean Air Force, an agency empowered to
implement environmental protection measures in the state and follow the air
quality standards set by the EPA and Georgia’s Environmental Protection
your state have any programs or campaigns to support the Clean Air Act? If you are in another country, do you have a