What are the some of the direct and indirect effects of climate change, what makes it such a difficult problem to solve, and is it an environmental justice issue? 15pts Energy is important, why is it important to discuss in issues of human health? Why might it be important to discuss environmental ethics/justice? 15pts.
Pesticides are unique in that they are poisons we put in the environment on purpose. Why do we use them despite their risks? What do we have in place (or not have in place) to properly protect people and the environment? 15 pts. Is clean air/water/waste disposal an environmental justice issue? Explain? 10 pts. Why did we discuss “There is something in the water”. How does this relate to other topics in this unit? 10 pts. Mitigation and adaptation are important for pollution.
Describe strategies for climate change, air, water pollution, and hazardous waste. Of mitigation vs. adaptation which is the better choice? Why? 15 pts. Compare and contrast the different ways we regulate pollution in the US? What are we doing right? What are we doing wrong? 10 pts. Based on what you have learned in this course thus far, do you think we are doing a good job of maintaining the three-legged stool? Provide specific examples. 10 pts. For more information check: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_health