GCU Climate Change and Natural Disasters Discussion
1) Discuss the difference between anthropogenic and natural causes attributed to climate change. Discuss whether or not you classify climate change as the major environmental health challenge of the 21st century. Explain your reasoning and provide evidence to support your claim.
2)Local environmental concerns, what is in the district of columbia that you do not know about?
2)How are global weather patterns affected by climate change? Discuss one other consequences of climate change. Describe at least one current environmental health problem that will likely be exacerbated by climate change. What types of policymakers should be involved, and at what levels (local, regional, international), to consider the issue and provide intervention strategies?
3)Effects of climate change
Increasing temperatures caused by climate change will make the water of the oceans expand; ice melting in the Antarctic and Greenland will also contribute to the sea level. Greater sea levels will threaten the low-lying coastal areas, millions of areas of land will be at danger from flooding; causing people to leave their homes. Low lying areas in cities will be hugely affected by the rising sea. Changes in weather will affect many crops grown around world. As climate change takes place, our daily weather and normal temperatures will change, the homes of plants and animals will be affected all over the world.
Discuss how displaced people could affect public health?
Global warming is a term that indicates “rising global air temperatures.” This has the potential to cause dramatic changes in the environment by “disrupting the equilibrium between incoming solar energy and the thermal energy that is reradiated away from the surface. Global warming has been attributed to the “greenhouse effect,” or gases in the atmosphere absorbing infrared radiation and preventing it from being released into space. The causes of global warming are still unsure. Scientists do not know whether to attribute the climate changes to human activity or to natural changes in the environment. However, burning forests, factories, power plants, and automobiles are human-caused factors that release carbon dioxide and water vapor (Keating, 2016).
Does cattle farming truly contribute to global warming?
5)Evaluate a significant environmental change occurring in your region (wildfires, higher-than average temperatures, droughts, floods, etc.). Create a 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation explaining how natural disasters are influenced by climate change. For the presentation of your PowerPoint, use Loom to create a voice-over or a video. Refer to the topic Resources for additional guidance on recording your presentation with Loom. Include an additional slide for the Loom link at the beginning, and an additional slide for references at the end. Include the following:
- Describe the natural disaster. Discuss how climate change has contributed to the natural disaster that is causing the environmental change. Discuss the potential anthropogenic and natural causes. Provide evidence to support your claims.
- Describe the human population health issues likely to be exacerbated by the environmental change. Identify one or more surveillance reports and discuss data from these sources relevant to the event and region. Discuss the methods used in data collection. Use a table or graph to display your findings.
- Explain the impact climate change is projected to have on animal and ecosystem health in your region.
- Discuss how your region’s environmental policy, or lack of policy, has influenced and shaped the response to the environmental change.
- Explain how local and regional environmental policies have a global impact when it comes to climate change.
- Explain how the people in your region, including community members and leaders, perceive the concept of climate change. How do their opinions regarding climate change affect the environmental policy in your region? Describe some of the challenges to addressing climate change in your region.