Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation

social sciences


Assignment 2: Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation

Among 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 warmings, 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.

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