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Identify and define the environmental health problem.

1. Select an article or video about a current event (within the last 12 months) in
environmental health. You may use an article from the print media (newspaper,
magazine), visual media (evening news, television segment), or an article or video you
find on-line.
2. Write a short (two – four paragraph) summary about the current event. Include these
elements:
a. Identify and define the environmental health problem. It should be a problem that
impacts human health.
b. Identify at least two groups (human) impacted by the health problem and how
they are impacted
c. Discuss how the problem might be addressed.
3. Include the reference for your selected article/video using APA format.
4. Be prepared to discuss your current event with the class.

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Discuss how climate change will affect people specifically.

Climate Change and Humans: How Are We Impacted?
After reviewing all of the learning materials from this week please prepare an ~10 minute long presentation that you have added narration over discussing how climate change will impact people and our national and global economy. In your presentation be sure to:
Discuss how climate change will affect people specifically.
Provide and explain at least three examples.
Discuss how climate change will affect national economies.
Provide and explain at least three examples.
At least one of these examples must not be in North America.
Discuss how climate change will affect the global economy.
Provide at least three examples.
This activity is good practice for the course project as it will allow you to make sure you know how to make a narrated presentation.
Use the presentation program of your choice to create your slides, such as PowerPoint, Google Slides Links to an external site., Prezi Links to an external site., or Adobe Express Links to an external site..
Remember to format your presentation as though you are presenting your findings to a group of professionals. Be professional and thoughtful about your font choices, backgrounds, colors, and graphics.
Once you’ve created your presentation file, record yourself giving the presentation using Canvas Studio.
Record your screencast, and add captions, using Canvas Studio Screen Capture. In order to make your submission accessible with captions, please follow the steps at the bottom of the instructions found in Canvas Studio Screen Capture (Linked above).
The Canvas Studio Guide Links to an external site.has information for Student Users.
To view and manage all of the videos you’ve recorded, go to your Studio Links to an external site.page, click Canvas Login, and then log in using your Unity credentials.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDiscuss the Effect of Climate Change on People
The effects of climate change on people are discussed in detail and three specific examples are given and explained.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDiscuss the Effect of Climate Change on National Economies
The effects of climate change on national economies is discussed in detail and three specific examples are given and explained – at least one of the examples is from a country outside of North America.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDiscuss the Effect of Climate Change on Global Economy
The effects of climate change on the global economy is discussed in detail and three specific examples are given and explained.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting Quality, Citations
Writing and presentation is free of errors. Citations are made in accordance with APA guidelines, and cited works are reputable.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresentation Quality
Presentation is free of errors both typographical and factual. Your voice over on the presentation is clear and articulated. The slides are professional and aesthetically pleasing. The presentation is ~10 minutes in length.

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Give and explain at least two examples of negative feedbacks in the Earth’s climate system.

After going through all of the materials for this week please prepare an approximately four-page (double-spaced) paper with a cover page (not included in the length) that addresses the following:
Explain what a feedback is.
Explain what positive and negative feedbacks are.
Give and explain at least two examples of positive feedbacks in the Earth’s climate system.
Give and explain at least two examples of negative feedbacks in the Earth’s climate system.
You may wish to include figures in your essay, if so, they do not count to the page length. Be sure to cite any figures that you use and include a caption with them.
Be sure to cite in-text and in a references list all resources used to help you with this essay (including any of the learning materials from the class). Please use APA citation style Links to an external site..
This criterion:
-The definition of a feedback is clearly defined. Positive and negative feedbacks are clearly explained.
-This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFeedback Examples
– Two examples of positive feedbacks, and two examples of negative feedbacks in the Earth’s climate system are given and clearly explained.
-This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting Quality, Citations
– Writing follows style guidelines, and is free of errors. Citations are made in accordance with APA guidelines, and cited works are reputable.



https://climate.nasa.gov/faq/12/whats-the-difference-between-climate-change-and-global-warming/
https://gml.noaa.gov/ccgg/trends/

https://science2017.globalchange.gov/chapter/1/
https://science2017.globalchange.gov/chapter/2/
This is the first part of bigger project, so I will need same writer to continue in this project.
The second part, which will be new order after this first part (essay), will be:
This week we want to convert the outline in the course project guidelines into a presentation format (e.g. PowerPoint, Google Slides, Adobe Express, Prezi, etc.). The intention being that during Weeks 2-5 we can populate that structure.
Using the outline in the course project guidelines create an outline in your presentation format of choice and share it. Your instructor will then review it and let you know if there are any missing pieces. You’ll note that the rubric for this assignment matches up to the rubric for the larger project.
Rubric
Criteria Ratings
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTitle / Introduction
Place for a title and introduction slide is provided.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeForcing Agents for Climate
Place for at least two climate forcing factors and feedback is provided.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeHistorical Context of Climate
Place for at least two examples of past climate, and modern climate change is provided.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRegional / Environmental Influence
Place for at least two regional / environmental impacts of climate change is provided.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSocio-Economic Impact
Place for at least two socio-economic impacts of climate change is provided.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePossible Mitigation / Geoengineering Actions
Place for at least two possible climate mitigation / geoengineering actions is provided.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFuture Outlook for the Area
Place for a consideration of future climatic changes in the area is provided.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummary / Conclusions
Place for a summary / conclusion is provided.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitations
Place for citations is provided.

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Describe the link between energy use and environmental issues.

The Final Project for this course is a research paper on the energy mix of the United States. Throughout this course, we review fossil fuel energies, renewable energies, and the environmental impacts of all energies. Your task is to research and write a paper that looks at the historical and current U.S. energy mix, explains the issues with the current mix, and proposes a viable energy solution that balances the needs of
consumers and the environmental impact of current and future use.
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
∙ Critically examine current topics in energy production and use ∙ Demonstrate knowledge of issues associated with energy ∙ Describe the link between energy use and environmental issues ∙ Explain how the decisions people make regarding energy impact the environment

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What measures have you taken to safe guard your documentary against allegations of misrepresentation of other groups/people and environmental issues?

I have written a version of this with my group members. Howver, I do not like it very much and would like 4 pages of it to be redone and ravamped to be a greater paper. The paper is about a “supposed” documentary me and my group have created about the overconsumption of the colorado basin. Please refer to some of the readings or documentaries I will share. Please make greater ideas than what we presented. thank you.
NOTE: PLEASE REFER TO BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR SOURCES USED.
B) Field Research Essay on the 20-minute environmental documentary – 30%
Technical Requirements:
i) You will continue to work and collaborate with your group members and deepen your research;
ii) page length:
YUELI Students: 1,000–1,250 words maximum length ( + images and appendices);
Non-YUELI Students: 1250–1500 words maximum length ( + images and appendices).
iii) include images where desired (original photographs, short video, drawings/sketches, collages, water colours, etc.)
iii) use proper academic citation: include a filmography and a bibliography;
iv) number your pages;
v) double-space your writing;
vi) use a 12-pt. font.

Formal Requirements:
In this essay, students will develop the main aspects of their proposed documentary with an introduction, body and conclusion. You will need to consider the following in each:
1) Introduction: (5-7 sentences max.)
i) In your introduction introduce your specific topic in a sentence or two.
ii) State the main question of this documentary. You should have developed and refined this question further, beyond what you had in your initial research proposal.
iii) State your perspective or point of view on this main question. (In a sentence state what your specific argument or point of view on the topic is. What is your take on it? Be persuasive.)
iv) Outline your three supporting arguments for the main question above. (One or two sentences.)

2) Body of Essay – methodology and some formal considerations:
Elaborate and develop your environmental topic and explain why you chose it. Why was it important for you/your group to select this particular topic for your 20-minute environmental documentary? Elaborate and develop your argument (your stated point of view) introduced in the introduction above. Elaborate and develop your three supporting arguments by interweaving the following elements into the body of your essay. (Make sure that you explicitly discuss and examine relevant elements of the course contents, including the readings, documentaries and lectures in your field-research essay. You must be informed and able to interweave issues taken up in the readings, documentaries and lectures within the context of your own documentary production.)
A: Ethics
i) Indicate who your audiences will be. (Other students, environmentalists, mainstream public, non-governmental organizations, academics, who?)
ii) Who are you and what do you do? Why have you/your group decided to make this environmental doc and what are you trying to achieve with it? Locate your voice, agency and power in the relations among yourselves and the issues you’re taking up.
iii) Are you speaking for yourself and your own concerns, or are you speaking about the concerns of others/another group? Are you representing yourselves and your issues, or are you representing others/other issues?
Explain and elaborate: will you be representing your locality (are you/group participating in the narrative personally on an environmental issue?) Or, will you/group be representing another group? What are some ethical concerns around voice, agency, power and authority that you anticipate? What measures have you taken to safe guard your documentary against allegations of misrepresentation of other groups/people and environmental issues?

B: Agents/interviewees/environmental organization:
i) Include a descriiption of the issue you will be taking up and who is the main interviewee/ persons/environmental organization you will interview. State their names and position that they occupy, and/or the organization’s name. (Include their contact information in an appendix below);
ii) Who are the secondary people you will interview? Why have they been selected? State their names and positions. (Include their contact information in an appendix below).
iii) Elaborate on why you will be interviewing these people/organization. Why does the audience need to know who they are, and why they are important for your doc.?
iv) On the other hand, if you and your group are the main participants in an environmental project, include your names and your concerns.
v) If you have no interviewees, and your documentary is a visual essay, explain and elaborate the details of your approach to the doc.

C: Questions:
i) What will your questions for this individual/people/environmental group be? List 5 well-developed questions.
ii) What are the anticipated responses? What will your follow-up questions be? List 3-5.
Illuminate the reader of your essay (your TA) as to why you have selected these particular questions. How and in which way will these questions, and their responses, be of interest to audiences?

D: Location scouting:
i) Location scouting: what locations have you scouted and will be using in your interviews and supplementary visuals? (Indoor/outdoor, office/warehouse/kitchen/backyard/park/etc.)

E: Mode of filmmaking:
i) What mode of filmmaking will you be utilizing? Participatory, expository, observational, poetic, reflexive etc. Explain and expand why you/your group has made this choice.

F: Representational Style:
i) Which representational style will you use? Realist, experimental, ironic etc? Explain why you have chosen this representational style and how will it add to the visual elements of your narrative.

G: Images:
i) Present 5-10 images (original images are preferred but, if necessary, you may utilize other sources) to provide a glimpse into the visual landscape of the film you are developing.

3) Conclusion:
The body of your field research will have contextualized your environmental documentary in relation to the course materials (documentaries, readings and lectures). In the conclusion, synthesize what you have learned from making your own environmental documentary in relation to the environmental documentaries screened in this course.
(In the next three months you will have gained substantial insight into documentary making processes and styles through the course materials. Incorporate these insights into your essay on making your 20-minute environmental documentary. In your conclusion you/your group should synthesize what you have read and learned in the course about documentary production with your own documentary production.)

4) Bibliography:
Use at least 5 reading sources from the course syllabus to draw upon and elaborate within the context of your essay above;
You may also use 3-5 non-academic sources such as reputable newspaper articles, magazines or web searches;
Make sure you use footnotes/endnotes/embedded notes whenever you cite from any of these sources;
Make sure you cite all your sources, including images.

5) Filmography:
Make sure you cite at least 3 films listed in the course syllabus for reference, comparison or inspiration;
You may also use 2-3 environmental docs not included in the course syllabus;
Reference the films in your footnotes/endnotes, and again, in a proper filmography.

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How does colonialism manifest in each source (Crude, and Awake)?

Documentary and Biographical analysis–10%:
Students will watch the documentary Awake! A Dream from Standing Rock and put insights from that documentary into dialogue with similar insights from the book Crude: A Memoir, and analyze both via a decolonial context. The due date is . Note this assignment will require about 8 hours of work (watching documentary and taking notes, engaging readings, writing and editing).
For this assignment, you are to:
1) Read the graphic novel Crude: A Memoir, and watch the documentary Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock;
a) Please see the syllabus under required materials for links to both of these;
b) I am pasting that information here, too:
i) Pablo Fajardo, et al., Crude: A Memoir, Graphic Mundi, University Park, Pennsylvania, ISBN 978-0-271-08806-8
*note a hard copy and paperback copy are available for $19 at https://www.graphicmundi.org/books/978-0-271-08806-8.html
ii) Students will watch the documentary, “Awake! A Dream from Standing Rock” for the documentary assignment. Currently this is available for free via Vimeo membership at https://vimeo.com/213791250. It is also available to be requested from other libraries in the Cal State Uni system.
2) I strongly suggest taking good notes on both, but especially the documentary: summarize key scenes; key interlocutors from the film; various tension points between different actors; transcribe key dialogue; and pay attention to the narration of the movie, transcribing key parts of it, too. This will help you with the below, so you do not need to rewatch parts; it will also help you prepare key parts as you watch, for writing about in the assignment. Note to successfully answer the prompts, you will have to watch the whole movie, and read the whole memoir.
3) Students are to respond to the below prompts in separate sections, writing in Times New Roman 12 Font double spaced, to save and upload as a .docx (please note that other file types have a hard time opening on my computer). Note, too, that sources utilized should be noted as (name of source, page #) for a book; (name of documentary) for documentary source; (name of lecture) for name of lecture. Each answer should be between 1 and 2 pages long–please do not go over 2 pages for an answer. Note that each required source is 5 points, so you *must* use the required sources to earn full points.
a) Prompt 1: What differing worldviews about the natural world are present in both source materials (i.e. Crude, and Awake). Who holds these views, and why? Here you must use insights from at least two different course lectures (note: different lectures, so different subparts of one lecture, counts as just one lecture) to help analyze these views.
b) Prompt 2: How does colonialism manifest in each source (Crude, and Awake)? How does colonialism therefore shape how the dominant colonial power/s interact with the natural world in both sources? Here you must use at least 3 separate insights from the lecture on colonialism/globalization, and explain which type/s of colonialism you think are present in the source materials (note: if you feel multiple types are present, that is fine, just be clear on which ones):
i) https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/october-2015/a-typology-of-colonialism
c) Prompt 3: How do the indigenous peoples, respectively from each source, and their allies, respond to the colonial powers? What tactics do they use? How are they similar and different in their tactical approaches, and how they are treated by the colonial powers they are fighting against? No readings or lectures are required for this answer, but you can use them as needed–most of your answer will come from the source materials (Crude, and Awake) themselves. Lastly, how did you feel, as you watched the movie and as you read the whole book, about how these peoples and their lands were treated, and why? Please write in the first person to answer the last part of this prompt.
http://awakethefilm.org/watch.php

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What is the interplay between the historic imperialism / capitalism of the sugar industry and how the sugar industry currently operates.

Please give me a one to two-page debrief on the documentary, “A Sweet Deal”. This should be in 11-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins
Some things to consider:
• What is the interplay between the historic imperialism / capitalism of the sugar industry and how the sugar industry currently operates.
• Who are the capitalists and how are they able to maintain so much power?
• Who “looses”?
• What are the public health impacts of the sugar industry?
• What are the environmental impacts of the sugar industry?
What surprised you?

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Demonstrate critical thinking skills by accurately interpreting evidence used to support various positions.

Annotated bibliography.
Develop an annotated bibliography to indicate the quality of the sources you have read.
Summarize in your own words how the source contributes to the solution of the global societal issue for each annotation.
Address fully the purpose, content, evidence, and relation to other sources you found on this topic (your annotation should be one to two paragraphs long—150 words or more.
Include no less than five scholarly sources in the annotated bibliography to support the final paper’s major points.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills by accurately interpreting evidence used to support various positions on the topic.
Please see the attached paper that I wrote for your reference. My topic is pollution as a global issue. Only choose six of the references I have, please.
I’ve also attached every resource I’ve used in a zip file.
Thank you.

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Critically analyze your policy issue through the lens of agenda setting.

Critically analyse your policy issue through the lens of agenda setting.
The essay should use conceptual models, theories and frameworks introduced during the module. You can use a range of resources, including academic papers, policy statements and documents, grey literature and news media sources. Your essay should be fully referenced.
An effective analysis should include:
an explanation and justification for choosing your conceptual approach. This includes why your chosen approach is appropriate for analysing the policy you have decided to focus on
in-depth research on the case study, including identification of actors involved, and appropriate mapping of the conceptual approach onto your chosen policy case
a clear argument which is fully supported by evidence and logically structured.

Reference should be in Harvard style. I will provide examples and some links for information here.

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What will happen if the RE100 is fully introduced?

What will happen if the RE100 is fully introduced
350-400words
only Writing abstract !!
Including-key words