Impact of Global Warming Paper and PPT
Now that you know how to do a literature search, and have had some writing practice with the short paper, your task for this paper is to write a longer (4-5 pages) paper explaining an environmental topic from the Air and Energy lecture. Some topics could include but are not limited to:
Air pollution (in general)
Fossil fuel consumption
Rising sea levels
To complete this, you will want to download and read 5 summary papers or related material from other reliable sources. After this, write your paper using the following guidelines.
Introduction (20 points)- Provide an introduction to the problem that describes the problem in detail. Make sure to thoroughly define the topic and provide at least three examples that reinforce the definition as examples.
Impact of Problem (80 points)- Provide a thorough description of the impact that the problem, using specific information from the sources you have gathered to provide specific information or statistics that reinforce how your topic is impacting the environment. Provide tables and graphs as needed and explain that information to demonstrate that this is indeed an environmental problem.
Addressing the problem (80 pints)- Provide information that shows how people, groups, or organizations are addressing the problem, again providing specific examples and statistics that show how their efforts are either working or not working.
References (20 pints)- Provide a list of references, and make sure those references are inserted into the proper areas in the text so there is an understanding of how those references were used as information sources.
Students will give a presentation which outlines their long paper topic. Each presentation should be 10-15 minutes in length, explain each area above (brief description, impact of the environmental issue, and solutions to the topic).
The long presentation will be worth 200 points, graded as follows:
50 points- Description of the topic: Define the topic at hand and provide at least examples to support the definition of the topic
50 points- Environmental impact of the topic: Provide at least three examples which show the impact. Make sure to provide specifics statistics to support the impact
50 points- Solutions for environmental issue: Provide an explanation of at least three solutions for the problem and show examples for each, explaining where they are working and/or where they are not working
30 points- Quality of discussion: Make sure the presentation is rehearsed enough to be able to talk smoothly throughout the presentation
20 points- Appropriate length and style of presentation: Make sure the pictures are present, there is wording, but that the slides aren’t full of just words