Project #33685 - Environmental Health

 Part 1: (a) After reading the article by Wheeler & Von Braun (2013), what were your initial reactions? (b) Are we, as a society, prepared for impending and potentially disastrous climate change? Why or why not? (c) Should we, as American consumers, be concerned with such an issue, particularly in light of food security and world hunger? Explain.

Part 2: (a) According to Case 7, what is the community in this case study trying to achieve? Overall, what is the desired impact of water system? (b) What are the public health implications of the two systems? (c) What are the advantages and drawbacks of a community-driven project such as that discussed in Case 7? (d) Reflecting on Case 7, can you think of any specific policies that might be effective in encouraging natural resource conservation in the U.S.?

 

part 3-(1) Should individuals receive tax breaks for having fewer children, living in smaller homes, or for producing less garbage? (2) How would such policies compare to our current policies? (3) Can you think of other policies that might be effective in encouraging population control in the U.S.?

 

part 4- Please visit the website of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (www.maweb.org), which is a massive U.N.-sponsored analysis of the state of the world’s environment. (1) What does the website report regarding the ability of the world to provide food and water for its population in the next century? (2) How are the rapidly increasing global population and consumption of resources related? (3) Is population control the best solution? Why or why not?

 

part 5- (1) Think of the cleaning products that you use each day. How many of these could you realistically do without? (2) What other options do you have for cleaning products that will not pollute the water supply or contaminate the air in your home?

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Due By (Pacific Time) 06/20/2014 10:00 pm
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