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How is it affecting the landscape, environment, people, and anything else.

Type a 4 full page minimum, double-spaced paper (1000 word minimum, size 12 font in Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman) on the causes and effects of global climate change. At the top of the page, all you need is your name and title of the paper single spaced. You must address how and why climate change happens and what the consequences of it are? How is it affecting the landscape, environment, people, and anything else. What are humans doing to combat climate change? As part of the paper, if you like, you can pick one or a few countries and use them as examples to see how they are being affected by climate change.
For the separate bibliography page, you must use at least 8 sources and list them in MLA or APA format. The bibliography page is not part of the 4 page/1000 word minimum. In order to receive a 50/50 on the paper, you should not only address all of the above listed issues, but it must also be well thought out and written with very few to no spelling and grammatical errors. Everything you type must be in your own words and any plagiarism will automatically result in a zero. If you use any direct quotes, you must cite them appropriately as per MLA or APA standards. However, you cannot use more than 2-3 short (1-2 line) quotes in your entire paper.

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Choose a park from the list below or email me to approve an alternate park:acadia np

National Park Project
Objective: The goal of this project is to synthesize your knowledge of Geography and geographic processes and apply the knowledge to a specific National Park. You will focus on a U.S. National Park as a case study for evaluating three of the five themes of Geography, as they apply to the park. You will also address geographic processes at work in the National Park. Your research will be presented in a short, 8-10 slide PowerPoint presentation. By submitting your project into Canvas, you acknowledge that the project is your work and understand that if the file has a similarity score of more than 24%, you will earn a 0. If your similarity score is more than 24%, is your responsibility to resubmit a properly documented, revised file by the deadline with a score of 24% or less for grading or you will earn a 0; I will grade the most recently submitted file. To view your similarity score, submit your assignment, then go to “grades” in Canvas and click on the assignment; the similarity score and pdf will be there for you to access. Good luck and please reach out if you need help!
Choose a park from the list below or email me to approve an alternate park:Acadia NP
Arches NP
Badlands NP
Biscayne NP
Bryce Canyon NP
Big Bend NP
Canyonlands NP
Capitol Reef NP
Carlsbad Caverns NP
Death Valley NP
Dry Tortugas NP
Everglades NP
Glacier NP
Grand Teton NP
Grand Canyon NP
Great Basin NP
Guadalupe Mountains NP
Haleakala NP
Hawaii Volcanoes NP
Hot Springs NP
Joshua Tree NP
Kenai Fjords NP
Lassen Volcanic NP
Mammoth Cave NP
Mesa Verde NP
Mt. Rainier NP
North Cascades NP
Olympic NP
Petrified Forest NP
Pinnacles NP
Rocky Mtn NP
Saguaro NP
Shenandoah NP
Virgin Islands NP
Yellowstone NP
Zion NP
Requirements for your 8-10 slide presentation:A cover slide where you name the national park, include the state where it is located and provide a photograph depicting a feature of the park.Example: Lassen National Park, California. I would also include an image of the bubbling mudpots.
A slide to address the geographic theme of location. Identify the absolute and relative locations of the park; provide at least one supporting map.Example: Acadia National Park is located in the Northeast U.S., along the Atlantic Coast on the Gulf of Maine; it is directly east of Augusta, Maine’s capital city. The absolute location is 44N, 68W. I would also include a map of the park.
A slide to address what United States region(s) the national park is a part of. This includes geographic regions such as the Southwest, Pacific Northwest, etc., but can also include climatic region and/or biome(s). Include at least one supporting visual such as a map of U.S. regions, a climograph, biome photograph, etc.Example: Olympic National Park is located in the Pacific Northwest. The climate is largely Marine West Coast (cfb) but parts of the region are Mediterranean (csb). I would continue with more details on the climate types and regions and provide a photograph of the temperate rainforest biome.
At least one slide to share research and discuss specific physical characteristics of the park in detail. What are the features? How did they form? What is their significance to the region? Include at least one supporting photograph addressing the questions above.Example: Carlsbad Caverns National Park is known for its caves, formed from the erosion of limestone over four million years ago. As part of this slide I would also cover how the caves formed, as well as the decoration stage when stalagmites and stalactites grew. To address significance, I would elaborate on the history of the Capitan Reef and include a photograph of a well decorated cave in the park. At least one slide that explains how geographic processes are represented in the national park.Example: Bryce Canyon National Park is known for its beautiful hoodoos, which are unique rock structures that formed through a 3 step process that includes sedimentary rock formation, uplift and erosion. I would continue to elaborate on what hoodoos are, how they were formed and what processes are occurring today.
A slide should evaluate examples of human-environment interaction that take place or have taken place in the park. This could include anything from the construction of dams to fishing to rock climbing or hiking.Example: A portion of Virgin Islands National Park is underwater. One unique example of human-environment interaction is snorkeling, in fact, the park even has an underwater snorkeling trail in Trunk Bay! Popular activities at the park include snorkeling and hiking the numerous trails on the island of St. John. Elaborating on these examples would be an appropriate addition to this slide.
A concluding slide that explains why you chose the national park and if this a park you would want to visit, why/not?Example: I chose to complete my project on The Grand Canyon National Park because I would like to visit the park in the future and it is within driving distance of Moreno Valley. I would like to visit the Grand Canyon because I have always had an interest in native cultures and the history of Native Americans in the region and how they lived off of the land interests me. I would prefer to visit in the spring when the snow has melted but it isn’t as hot and dry as the summers in the park.
A bibliography slide that cites all sources used, in MLA or APA format.Examples of MLA and APA citations can be found at Purdue’s OWLLinks to an external site.
PLEASE NOTE: Plagiarism is NOT accepted. If your TurnItIn.com Similarity Report is 25% or greater, your project will not be graded as-is and needs to be revised and resubmitted by the July 15 deadline! Your score from TurnItIn.Com (generated in Canvas when you submit the file), needs to be 0-24% and blue or green. For more explanation of what a similarity report is, please read the explanation on TurnItIn.com (Links to an external site.). By submitting your project into Canvas, you acknowledge that the project is your work and understand that if the file has a similarity score of more than 24%, you will earn a 0. Alternatively, it is your responsibility to resubmit a properly documented, revised file by the July 15 deadline with a score of 24% or less for grading.

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Write a five-paragraph argumentative essay to debate your position and support it with the evidence collected during research (a five-paragraph argumentative essay consists of (a) an introductory paragraph (b) three evidentiary body paragraphs that may include discussion of opposing views and (c) a conclusion.).

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is a method of oil and natural gas extraction that involves injecting fluid into subterranean rock formations at high pressure. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), since its inception in 1952 in Ohio, more than 80,000 Ohio wells have been stimulated by hydraulic fracturing. Watch a video-Shale gas: an energy resource for the future?Links to an external site.-Animation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking)– to understand fracking and how it works. While fracking offers economic benefits, possible costs associated with the increased drilling has been recognized. Watch a video –Fracking Hell: The Untold StoryLinks to an external site.- to understand some concerns raised by fracking.
Identify two or three other sources (e.g. news articles, academic journal paper, and government reports) that discusses the economic benefits or various costs of fracking in Ohio. Based on the information you collected, choose your position in a debate over whether Ohio should tighten permits around hydraulic fracturing or not. Write a five-paragraph argumentative essay to debate your position and support it with the evidence collected during research (a five-paragraph argumentative essay consists of (a) an introductory paragraph (b) three evidentiary body paragraphs that may include discussion of opposing views and (c) a conclusion.). Find more instructions on argumentative essays at https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/academic_writing/essay_writing/argumentative_essays.html

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What are the major u.s. contributions to co2 and ch4 (greenhouse gases) today (10 points of information) and how can the u.s. reduce them (10 more points of information)?

Key Information:
prepare a two-page typed essay body. Answer both questions with 20 well-developed points of information (10 points each) in a total of two pages. This typed two-page essay body is open; open book, open notes, and open internet. Use your own words. If you don’t write it yourself using your own words, you have plagiarized or quoted. Quotes don’t earn points. Cite (in-text) and reference (after the 2-page body) all non-class (outside) sources to avoid plagiarism.
Prompt:
Place the title, course number and section, your name, and the date on the top part of Page 1. (2% of your grade)
Place a 4 or more-sentence introduction, introducing your three climates, climate change gases, their effects, and why we should care. (4% of your grade)
In the 2 pages (and 2 PAGES ONLY) of the body of your work, answer the following two items:What are the climate types of three major climate categories in these cities: Santa Barbara, Seattle, and Chicago? (10% of your grade)
What are the different causes of the three major climate categories in these cities? (10% of your grade)
How do these causes affect the dominant temperature and precipitation patterns of these climates? (10% of your grade)
How do these climates affect plants and animals in each region? (10% of your grade)
What are the major U.S. contributions to CO2 and CH4 (greenhouse gases) today (10 points of information) and how can the U.S. reduce them (10 more points of information)? (10 clear, well-developed causes and proposed changes, 40% of your grade)
Add a conclusion on page 4 with 4 key points from the Two-Page body of your essay. (4% of your grade)
Include APA references and citations (10% of your grade: 5% for citations in the Body of the text, and 5% for References on Page 4 or later.)APA Citation basics from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue
Links to an external site.
APA Reference basics from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue Links to an external site.
DETAILS:
Type your introduction, conclusion, and 2-Page Body response using a paragraph format, Times Roman, 11-point font.
You may use the text, notes, slides, and the internet, but not ask for or be given outside assistance. (Do your own work.)
Cite and reference all sources and all quotes. Citations are in-text. References come after the conclusion of your paper.
The essay BODY ON PAGES 2 AND 3 needs no title, introduction, or conclusion. These are before or after the body.
Submit your work on Canvas as a Microsoft Word Document (.doc, or .docx).
Submit it on time. There is a 15% penalty per day (or a fraction of a day) for late work.
WRITING SUCCESS RESOURCES: PLEASE USE THEM TO HELP MAKE YOUR WORK BETTER!
Suggestion: Outline the prompt. Craft your answers. Determine your work is complete.
Example: Notes and Essay Response Example: COVID-19 (Good and Bad Responses)
APA Citation Basics by the Online Writing Lab at Purdue
Links to an external site.
APA Reference Basics by the Online Writing Lab at Purdue
Links to an external site.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL!

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How do these causes affect the dominant temperature and precipitation patterns of these climates?

Key Information:
prepare a two-page typed essay body. Answer both questions with 20 well-developed points of information (10 points each) in a total of two pages. This typed two-page essay body is open; open book, open notes, and open internet. Use your own words. If you don’t write it yourself using your own words, you have plagiarized or quoted. Quotes don’t earn points. Cite (in-text) and reference (after the 2-page body) all non-class (outside) sources to avoid plagiarism.
Prompt:
Place the title, course number and section, your name, and the date on the top part of Page 1. (2% of your grade)
Place a 4 or more-sentence introduction, introducing your three climates, climate change gases, their effects, and why we should care. (4% of your grade)
In the 2 pages (and 2 PAGES ONLY) of the body of your work, answer the following two items:What are the climate types of three major climate categories in these cities: Santa Barbara, Seattle, and Chicago? (10% of your grade)
What are the different causes of the three major climate categories in these cities? (10% of your grade)
How do these causes affect the dominant temperature and precipitation patterns of these climates? (10% of your grade)
How do these climates affect plants and animals in each region? (10% of your grade)
What are the major U.S. contributions to CO2 and CH4 (greenhouse gases) today (10 points of information) and how can the U.S. reduce them (10 more points of information)? (10 clear, well-developed causes and proposed changes, 40% of your grade)
Add a conclusion on page 4 with 4 key points from the Two-Page body of your essay. (4% of your grade)
Include APA references and citations (10% of your grade: 5% for citations in the Body of the text, and 5% for References on Page 4 or later.)APA Citation basics from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue
Links to an external site.
APA Reference basics from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue Links to an external site.
DETAILS:
Type your introduction, conclusion, and 2-Page Body response using a paragraph format, Times Roman, 11-point font.
You may use the text, notes, slides, and the internet, but not ask for or be given outside assistance. (Do your own work.)
Cite and reference all sources and all quotes. Citations are in-text. References come after the conclusion of your paper.
The essay BODY ON PAGES 2 AND 3 needs no title, introduction, or conclusion. These are before or after the body.
Submit your work on Canvas as a Microsoft Word Document (.doc, or .docx).
Submit it on time. There is a 15% penalty per day (or a fraction of a day) for late work.
WRITING SUCCESS RESOURCES: PLEASE USE THEM TO HELP MAKE YOUR WORK BETTER!
Suggestion: Outline the prompt. Craft your answers. Determine your work is complete.
Example: Notes and Essay Response Example: COVID-19 (Good and Bad Responses)
APA Citation Basics by the Online Writing Lab at Purdue
Links to an external site.
APA Reference Basics by the Online Writing Lab at Purdue
Links to an external site.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL!

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Explain how this physical geography term or concept is relevant to understanding the topic or issue covered in the article.

For this current event assignment, find an article in a newspaper, weekly magazine, or web-site that relates to a topic or concept that is covered in our textbook in the chapters about the HYDROSPHERE. The article should be typical newspaper article length and cover the topic in sufficient depth that you can identify and discuss relevant physical geography concepts from the piece. Provide the following when posting this assignment:
TWO paragraphs (125-150 words each, or 250-300 words total) in your words to explain the relationship to TWO physical geography concepts.For each paragraph, DEFINE the physical geography term or concept in your own words.
EXPLAIN how this physical geography term or concept is relevant to understanding the topic or issue covered in the article.
One paragraph (125-150 words) in your own words to summarize the article and discuss why it is important (for example, how does this affect human lives, infrastructure, economy, biodiversity?)
Source and date of article (or articles, if you present information from multiple sources) in an APA-formatted reference list

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Are there particular climatic conditions that exacerbate smoggy conditions?

Part 1-Respond to the following prompt: Air pollution has been linked to increased rates of asthma, decreased lung capacity and shorter lives. Since the Industrial Revolution there have been numerous global episodes where human-life was taken from complications resulting from particulate pollution. In your post, explore some of the causes of particulate pollution. Is it always man-made? Are there particular climatic conditions that exacerbate smoggy conditions? In addition to human tolls, are there consequences on the natural environment?
Be sure to provide citations to your sources as you use research to support your own opinion.
Part 2-Respond to a classmate: After you have posted your first researched response to the prompt above, you will be able to see classmate’s posts. Choose 1 classmate to respond to. In your response you must engage in academic conversation by providing thoughtful analysis and elaborating on your classmate’s post. To earn full credit, you MUST include citations to research in your second post as well.

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For this discussion post, please watch the documentary Black in Latin America: Cuba, The Next Revolution. While you watch the film, contemplate the similarities and differences regarding the concept(s) of race and racism in both Cuba and the United States. Think about how Africans were utilized in labor production during colonial times.

For this discussion post, please watch the documentary Black in Latin America: Cuba, The Next Revolution. While you watch the film, contemplate the similarities and differences regarding the concept(s) of race and racism in both Cuba and the United States. Think about how Africans were utilized in labor production during colonial times. Afterwards, write a summary/opinion post on the film. Consider including answers to the following questions in your post: early on, how did the Cuban government try to “whiten” the culture and society of Cuba? Did the revolution (and/or socialism) put an end to racism? What milestones in race equality could one say Cuba has achieved – especially when compared to U.S. society? How did the collapse of the Soviet Union impact race, class, and living standards in Cuban society? How and why do you think that the U.S. has historically viewed race differently than Cuba (and the rest of Latin America for that matter–see page 169 in your etext)? <– There is a lot to talk about regarding this question considering what is going on right now in the U.S.
After posting your answers and opinions, please review other students' posts and reply to at least two by discussing their ideas.

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What were the factors that helped Manchester take off industrially?

Lecture Questions
1. What were the factors that helped Manchester take off industrially?
2. What happened to industry in Manchester in the twentieth century?
3. What was the aim of the social democratic state in providing public housing and other social programs in Manchester?
4. What has been the strategy since the 1980s for reinvigorating Manchester?
Engels reading questions (try and include quotes)
1. What were the conditions Engels discovered in Manchester?
2. How did the wealthy try to insulate themselves from the conditions of the industrial city?
3. How could his observations lead to communist politics?
Questions for “Compost City” article and “Hulme Crescents” video
1. How was Hulme redeveloped after World War 2?
2. What were the problems in the new public housing?
3. How did young people and cultural activity transform the area? How did they help create a post-industrial Manchester?
Answers must total at least three pages single-spaced.

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PROMPT: What are your thoughts regarding the relationship and/or interactions between humans and our natural environment?

PROMPT: What are your thoughts regarding the relationship and/or interactions between humans and our natural environment? Should we be mindful of where we develop our built environment? Why or why not? Provide examples to illustrate your point(s).
For example, think about human development in hazard-prone locations (coastlines, floodplains, wildfire-prone areas, etc) and impacts on ecosystems (draining wetlands, constructing dams, etc). Below are a few articles for your consideration – what do you think? Again, not grading your opinion, but you must be able to support it appropriately.
Gender-Reveal Party Sparked One of the Massive California Wildfires (Slate) (Links to an external site.)
Chemical Fire Caused by Hurricane Laura Near Lake Charles, Louisiana, Drives Residents Indoors (Weather.com) (Links to an external site.)
Oh Dear: Photos Show What Humans Have Done To The Planet (NPR)
As Dorian Looms, Lessons Of Hurricanes Past (NBC – Miami)
Hundreds More Hawaii Homes Destroyed as Lava Surge Fills Coastal Bay (New York Times)
PG&E reaches $13.5-billion settlement with victims of devastating California wildfires (LA Times) (Links to an external site.)
Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale (New York Times)
Hurricane-Flooded Hog Farms Could Bring Superbugs to North Carolina Communities (NRDC)