Answer the following questions based on a recent article that you select from a reputable news source dealing with an impact of climate change.
Be prepared to discuss your article in class next time.
Title of Article:
Assignment: Your assignment is to research a potential solution or mitigation to climate change. This can be something that you have thought of or that has already been proposed by others. You can focus on a technology (i.e. solar power, carbon sequestration, etc.) or on a management strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (See the ideas listed below, but please feel free to be creative and find a topic that interests you.)
Due: 4/10 at 12:35 pm
Your paper should include:
Length/Format: Your paper should be between 1000-1500 words. It should be typed, single-spaced, and be sure that you both proofread and spell check. I also recommend having someone else edit your paper. You may include figures in your paper if they help the reader to understand what you are talking about. If you do include figures, please use figure captions. You should use at least 3 references. All of the resources should be scientific agencies or publications and at least one of those should be a peer-reviewed scientific resource. Use proper citation for references both in the text and at the end of the paper. (**Remember – plagiarism is cheating and not using proper citation is plagiarism.**)
Presentation: Each student will present their findings to the class. The presentation is worth 20 points on the total grade. We will talk more about this as the time approaches.
Example topics: (you are not constrained to the ideas below – in fact I prefer you come up with your own idea.)
Grade: Maximum of 60 points may be earned for this assignment. Your grade will be based on the quality of your research and clarity of presentation of your ideas – both in writing and orally to your classmates. (Note: 10 points will be automatically subtracted if it is after the beginning of class. 5 points will be deducted for each week it is late thereafter. No papers will be accepted two weeks beyond the due date.)
Submissions: You may submit your paper here or turn it in in class.