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.