The book assigned to this issue is Oil and Honey by Bill McKibben. The author recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet. He argues that there are two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight—from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers to climate change.
Blog Prompts for this Topic
11/13: Think about the theme assigned to your group. Answer the following questions for your first blog post.
11/25: Update on your progress and your thoughts about the topic. What new information have you learned about your topic?
12/04: Share the new understanding/knowledge you have gained in your recent reading research and the progress on your question responses.
12/10: Answer the following prompts.
Content Article (11/25)
Environmental Justice: Issues, Policies, and Solutions pages 1-6
Read through the content article pages while engaging with the reading technique of "chunking".
Essential Questions to Answer:
Each of these topics are so vast it is impossible to cover all aspects in this course. However, you should be able to answer the following questions to demonstrate progress towards understanding this topic. You will need complete an annotated bibliography for each question's answer using at least three sources for your information. This information will be utilized in the written responses to each question. Further instructions will be provided on Echo.
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This 2006 documentary is about former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming. Gore discusses the scientific opinion on climate change, as well as the present and future effects of global warming. He argues that if appropriate actions are taken soon, the effects of global warming can be successfully reversed.
Watch an Overview of Climate Change (11/18)
Perspectives on Environment (11/24)