What is your favorite thing to do outside? (Remember to write in complete sentences and check punctuation, grammar, and spelling.)
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Do you think the claim by indigenous peoples of the Arctic that climate change is a human rights abuse is a valid claim?
Based on the handout “Impacts of Climate Change” what would you predict would be two or three effects that we may see here in northern Minnesota if the global temperature keeps rising?
Write about a way in which continued climate change could affect a community of living things with which you are familiar.
Identify two ways that your choices and actions affect climate change and what they do. Remember, choices can affect it in a positive or negative way. For example, I grow many of my own vegetables so that less of my food has to be trucked in. This reduces the CO2 emitted through burning fossil fuels. (You cannot use this as one of your examples.)
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Explain why greenhouse gases and the greenhouse effect are necessary for life.
What are the causes and consequences of a warming Earth?
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According to your book sustainable means “able to meet the current demand for a resource without depleting the future supply.” How do you think the concept of sustainability could be applied to urban areas?
How can we balance our needs for housing and jobs with the need to protect the environment?
Out of the different natural disasters listed in the reading (earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and avalanches) which do you find the most interesting? What makes it interesting to you?