Both sets cover topics from our third set of chapters on climate change, soil erosion, agriculture, and biodiversity loss. Your response paper must be double-spaced, 12-point font. If you add images and tables, they should be at the end of the paper as an appendix. Please include: your name, class name, class assignment number, along with the references used and headers.

GEOG 1140: Humans Role in Changing the Face of the Earth, Fall 2019,

3 rd Position Paper Assignment—At Home Research, 25 points

Topic Set #1 with news articles and Topic Set #2 with videos to watch to write at least a FULL two-page position paper. Both sets cover topics from our third set of chapters on climate change, soil erosion, agriculture, and biodiversity loss. Your response paper must be double-spaced, 12-point font. If you add images and tables, they should be at the end of the paper as an appendix. Please include: your name, class name, class assignment number, along with the references used and headers.

Topic Set #1: News Articles: (2page minimum)

Loss of billions of birds in 50 years (do both written article and short video clip with it): Is this alarming to you? Would you like to see a world with few birds? What overall environmental impacts would that have?

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/u-s-canada-have-lost-3-billion-birds-scientists-sayncna1055961

Was Venus once like Earth before a massive release of carbon dioxide that extinguished life?: Could this happen to the Earth? If not, could the Earth still get too hot for life here?

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/venus-may-have-been-habitable-3-billion-yearsmysterious-climate-ncna1058156

New bee-friendly fungicide for crops: Is this a safe way to use chemicals in the environment? Or should we stop dumping ever more chemicals into the environment and on our crops?

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/bees-will-be-used-deliver-new-organic-pesticidewill-it-n1054416

Topic Set #2: Video Shorts: (2page minimum)

Climate change protests (do all three video shorts in the written article and read it too): What specifically are they protesting? Do you think their actions are effective?

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/global-climate-strike-protests-expected-draw-millionsn1056231

Colorado’s climate change effects: What are the effects they are talking about? Are they all bad? Will changes in Colorado have any effects on New Mexico?

https://www.today.com/video/climate-change-in-colorado-how-warmer-seasons-are-changingthe-state-70251589624

Bill Nye the Science Guy on climate change deniers: do you find his arguments compelling or not, and why? Is he a good spokesperson for the climate change scientists? Is it getting personal?

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/video/bill-nye-takes-on-climate-change-deniers-66294341862

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