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Assignment

"Human Impact on the Earth's Climate Research"

Objective:  You have been selected to participate on a panel to discuss how humans have manipulated the climate of the Earth, and you must give a speech which explains your area of study and clarifies your position on the issue.

1. Select a particular environmental issue in which humans have greatly affected the climate of the planet Earth (this can be positive or negative).

Facts:    It is a good idea to understand the issue clearly.

2. Find information which clearly relays the issue:

   a) Historical Context

   b) Data which explains how this alteration has changed the natural systems of the Earth

   c) Accurate statistics that will substantiate your position

   d) At least three expert testimonies of the situation

   e) Two more sources of your choice

Interview

3. Construct Five Questions to ask each person.

   a) Two Science teachers and three other teachers.

   b) Five other people of your choice who has an opinion regarding your particular topic.

You must use at least 1 book, 2 Internet sources and 2 scientific journals.

 

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Earth's Changing Environment - Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishers, Inc. Staff
Call Number: 363.73 EAR
ISBN: 9781593394295
Publication Date: 2008-03-01
Give young learners, librarians and teachers accurate and reliable information on climate change with Earth's Changing Environment. Written for ages 10 to 17, this comprehensive look at the environment focuses on climate, greenhouse effect, global warming and the Kyoto Protocol whilst exploring the delicate web of life with articles on ecology, biogeography, biodiversity, endangered species, deforestation and desertification. This up-to-date volume also addresses the effects of environmental pollution and the efforts to protect the environment and to conserve its resources

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Climate Change - Adrienne Lerner
Call Number: 363.73 CLI
ISBN: 0737741562
Publication Date: 2009-02-27
This book compiles previously published pieces from newspapers, magazines, websites, and other sources of varying repute to examine questions related to climate change around the world. Broad topics include debating climate change and combating its effects.

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How Serious a Threat Is Climate Change? - hal marcovitz
Call Number: 363.73 HOW
ISBN: 9781601521422
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
The In Controversy series examines the complex, controversial issues of the day by breaking them into smaller pieces. By studying a specific issue, for example the ethics of embryonic stem cell research, rather than the entire stem cell research debate, students gain a more solid and focused understanding of a topic as a whole. Each book in the series provides a clear, insightful discussion of the issues, integrating facts and a variety of contrasting opinions for a solid, balanced perspective. Personal accounts and direct quotes from academic and professional experts, advocacy groups, politicians, and others enhance the narrative. Sidebars add depth to the discussion by expanding on important ideas and events. For quick reference, a list of key facts concludes every chapter. Source notes, an annotated organizations list, bibliography, and index provide student researchers with additional tools for papers and class discussion. Book jacket.

 

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