Biogeochemical Cycles I and II Questions Assignment Paper
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Biogeochemical Cycles I and II
Why is an understanding of biogeochemical cycles important in environmental science? Explain your answer, using two examples.
Summarize some of the general rules that govern biogeochemical cycles, especially the transfer of material.
Synthesize the major aspects of the carbon cycle and the environmental concerns associated with it.
What are the major ways that people have altered the hydrological cycle?
Study the model of the nitrogen cycle. Then, compare the rate of human contributions to nitrogen fixation with the natural rate.
Should phosphorus and nitrogen be used to produce corn as a biofuel (alcohol)? Why? Why not?
Climate Justice Issues & Climate Migration Questions
Read the short article and then watch the two short videos:
Reflect on what you have watched and read keeping the concept of Climate Justice in your mind. You will be taking a position on the following issue: What should nations do about the potential for mass climate migrations? Address all the following points in your post:
Describe the policies and philosophies you feel Cayman (and other nations) should adopt, with respect to how to handle potential increases in immigration from populations displaced by climate change.
 Who should get to decide where these populations go, once they are displaced?
 What are some climate justice issues that you feel society really needs to address now?
 Whose responsibility do you feel it is to take action regarding mitigating climate change?
 What kinds of actions might you be taking (in the future) to do your part in helping to mitigate climate change?
 What are some important questions you feel are not being asked — and should — regarding climate change and climate justice?