Project #34437 - Protecting the Environment for Current and Future Generations

 Part 1. Prepare a 500 to 750 word paper on an environmental pollution issue.  Select one of the following environmental topics:  air, water (surface freshwater or groundwater or ocean), solid waste, or hazardous waste pollution.  Provide the following information in your paper.

1) the types and / or sources of your environmental pollution topic.  

2) the various types of human health issues your environmental pollution topic causes.

3) the various types of environmental issues your environmental pollution topic causes.

4) identify treatments and preventative measures for your environmental pollution topic.

5) your opinion on the topic and the environmental ethical theories that support your opinion. 

Include at least two refrences. APA format.

 Part 2. Prepare a 5 to 7 slide power point or prezi presentation which addresses the following questions.

1)  Do you agree with the argument that the quality of life of a person today is more important than the quality of life of future generations?  Or, do you agree with the argument that the quality of life of future generations is more important than the quality of life of a person living today?  Create a presentation and engage the class in an open debate about the quality of life for a person living today and for future generations.  Which is more important?  

2) What ethical concepts best support your opinion?

3) When discussing these questions, utilize one or more of the following as discussion points.

a)  Think about this in terms of oil and gas and other precious metal / mineral consumption.  Should we use all now?  Or, should we save these metals / minerals for future generations?

b)  Think about this in terms of water or land.  Should we dirty and pollute our waters?  Should we use up good farmland for cities or should we preserve it for agricultural purposes?

c)  Think about this in terms of rainforest usage and other areas which have significant biodiversity?  Should we cut down the rainforests and destroy areas that have biodiversity or should we preserve and protect such areas for future generations?

d)  Think about this in terms of food production?  Should we utilize GMOs that may cause long-term harm to plant and animal species, as well as those that consume them such as humans or should we preserve species as nature intended them?  Related to this is how do we feed a growing population with potentially limited food supplies, e.g. if we do not rely on GMOs? 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 06/30/2014 11:00 am
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