create a topic

Imagine that you have been asked to produce an environmental scan for your university. Conduct a basic environmental scan to identify any issues (opportunities or threats) which may impact upon your organisation over the next 24 months paying particular heed to issues (positive & negative) which might affect the specialist context. Aim for an analytic engagement with the implications rather than a descriptive treatment of the issues.

Has the fight on climate change been entirely lost?

Has the fight on climate change been entirely lost?
1. You must hand in an annotated bibliography which will include a more clearly defined topic proposal, along with annotations and bibliographic information for 8-10 primary and secondary sources that pertain to your emerging thesis.
2. Here is description for preparing annotated bibliography paper. One attachment is a description and the second one is an example how it has to be written to let her see that you read this source. It has to be 10 sources, so 4 pages for the annotated bibliography is definitely enough to consist of all 10.


Outdoor Air Pollution

Outdoor Air Pollution
This assignment involves 7 questions about air pollution. Nitrous oxides, PM2.5 and Ozone are 3 major air pollutants. Answer the following questions USING THESE 3 pollutants. Use tables and figures to support your arguments and descriptions. Marks will be given for understandable text, cogent argument, proper use of tables and figures, and proper citing of literature.
Lecture notes which provides background information is also attached, please take a close look at it, answers will have to go well beyond the lecture.
1. What are the 5 most polluted cities in the world? What are the average annual concentrations of these three pollutants in these cities? Compare to Ontario guidelines for protection of human health. (please use a legit resource such as the IPCC)
2. Describe the trends in the three pollutants over the last approximately 30 years in a large North American city (more than 1 million people). How have the trends changed relative to health guidelines? Compare to Ontario guidelines for protection of human health.
3. Describe how sunlight may change them chemically when they are emitted in the summer.
4. Describe their major sources in your region and the amounts emitted within the last few years. The data should be presented in properly labelled tables and/or figures.
5. Describe their potential impacts on human health at various concentrations from, say, 1 hour, 8 hour, 24 hour and 1 year exposures.
6. What evidence is there, if any, that human health has improved, declined or not changed in your region? If you can’t find data for your city or region, use another region.
7. Describe provincial, state and federal government programs to reduce emissions of nitrous oxides, PM2.5 and VOC’s in Toronto.

global warming

global warming
outline format:
Persuasive Speech Outline Format
A.Attention getting device (statement to wake the audience up / make sure they are listening): ___________________________________________________
B.Thesis statement (Tell listeners what action you want them to take – OR – how you want them to think): __________________________________________
C.Motive statement: ________________________________________________
D.Credibility statement: ____________________________________________
E.Preview of main Reasons in the body: _________________________________
Transition. Write out your transition. How will you leave the introduction and begin the body? ______________________________________________________
A.Reason one (Tell why the listeners should act or think a certain way.) ________
1.Support ________________________________________________
2.Support ________________________________________________
Transition (summary of main Reason A and preview of main Reason B) ___________
B.Reason two (Give listeners a second reason why they should act or think as you want them to.) ___________________________________________________
1.Support ________________________________________________
2.Support ________________________________________________
Transition (summary of main Reason B and preview of main Reason C) ___________
C.Reason three (This should be your strongest argument. Tell your listeners the most important reason why they should act or think the way you want them to.) _______________________________________________________________
1.Support _________________________________________________
2.Support _________________________________________________
Transition (summary of main Reason C and preview of main Reason D) ___________
D.Reason four (if needed.) ____________________________________________
1.Support ________________________________________________
2.Support ________________________________________________
Transition (summary of main Reason D) _________________________________
III.CONCLUSION and/or Final Appeal (Make a convincing argument summing up why your listeners should agree with you.)
A.Signal of ending: __________________________________________________
B.Summary of Motive: _______________________________________________
C.Summary of Thesis/main Reasons: ______________________________________
D.Closure/final comment: ____________________________________________
1. Source(s): _____________________________________________________________
2. Visual Aid(s): ___________________________________________________________
Devices for persuasive speeches:
Resource(10 pts): how was the quality & appropriateness of the resources?
– There at least 5 resources +2
– from a reliable source +2
– one resource from NY times +2
– citation relevant to the presentation +2
– citation given with information +2

Yellow Earth

Yellow Earth
Present your impression about the most striking and educational figure, event or scene in any of the stories and the film we have studied so far in this segment. Explain how you relate them to the traumatic life experiences the Chinese people had to live through during Mao’s Cultural Revolution and other political campaigns. I chosen a movie called ” Yellow Earth” and it’s availble in the Youtube. This a link for it :

Topic: Lesson 8 Environmental Autobiograph

Topic: Lesson 8 Environmental Autobiography
In this assignment, you will be using information from the readings, DVDs, and your past assignments (specifically, your short paragraphs on of your own personal values and views toward nature and natural landscapes developed in each lesson) to develop your own “Environmental Autobiography.” (I will upload the readings and some of my old assignments later. )
This assignment helps you achieve the following lesson objective:
To identify images of important landscapes (e.g., parks, playgrounds, etc.) in one’s past.
To further develop your own values toward nature/landscapes.
To write an “Environmental Autobiography”.
This lesson requires you to prepare an “Environmental Autobiography.”
All of us carry the images and values of childhood landscapes; those environments we encountered, smelled, listened to, explored, and valued during our younger years. The images of these environments affect us in numerous and sometimes subtle ways. Understanding one’s own environmental history provides insight to one’s current environmental values and ideal landscapes. The memorable landscapes of childhood and youth may directly shape adult values by influencing one’s interpretation of current environments.
Identify one or two outdoor environments from your childhood and youth (between birth and 17 years of age) that are important to your own value system and/or are associated with fond memories. Integrating ideas from at least two different class readings, write an essay depicting important and valued meanings you associate with environments of your past. Briefly identify the environment in both objective (e.g., Where is it? What did you do there?) and subjective (e.g., How did you feel in it?) terms. The major portion of the essay should be an explanation of your personal environmental meanings that applies conceptual material from class.
Submission Requirements
In this assignment, you are required to develop an “Environmental Autobiography” which allows you the opportunity to express your own personal views and values toward nature and natural landscapes.
The paper should include a cover page. If citations are used, they should be given to all references used throughout the text (APA format). Quotations taken from other sources should be clearly designated with the use of quotation marks. All papers should be double spaced, 12 point font (Calibri, Arial, Garamond or Times New Roman) with 1 inch margins. The text of the paper should be at least 5 pages and no more than 7 pages in length excluding the cover page and reference page.
This assignment is worth 100 points.

evaluate how well the Aquarium accomplishes its stated mission of instilling “a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems.

evaluate how well the Aquarium accomplishes its stated mission of instilling “a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems.

Please watch the following short lecture from Jeremy Jackson, a renowned marine ecologist from the Scripps Institute:
As you make your way through, try to visit as many exhibits as you can. The writing assignment is to evaluate how well the Aquarium accomplishes its stated mission of instilling “a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems.” In light of the lecture you just watched, do they do a decent job of conveying to the public the realities of the current state of our oceans, or would their mission be better stated as drawing on ocean diversity to provide entertainment to the public?

reading, reaction, and suggestion for a project paper

reading, reaction, and suggestion for a project paper

1. Sylves – Ch 6 – Intergovernmental relations in disaster policy
2. auderheide_planning.pdf
3. Koenig: Chapter 1 (Disaster Research and Epidemiology)
4. Staff officers planning guide – This is a military document that provides an excellent overview of important disaster management issues
Then, conduct a search to find one source that addresses program evaluation, evidence-based disaster planning, quality control, assessment or monitoring. How do we know we are doing the best job we can? Remember, we are looking at systems, not individuals in this instance.
For this project, the assignment is based on the earlier paper and should expand upon such a topic while referring to a real life incident and applying lessons learned and best practices. This assignment can be in the form of a report, after action summary, exercise, teaching module, executive briefing or presentation. This final project should include at least five scholarly references.