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Question to be answered: 1.What impacts are humans having on the environment (de

Question to be answered:
1.What impacts are humans having on the environment (describe a few). These could be things they do to the environment, each other, etc. Describe at least one economics system from the lecture and how this might factor into impacts. Do you believe there should be limits on the number of children, if your country has a population problem, for example? Explain why/why not.
2. Consider pre and post-Industrial Revolution America… after World War II, what happened to infant death rates? Overall human lifespan for adults? Did they increase or decrease and why? Explain your answer.
3. Search Google for an example of an international program or research into environmental infrastructure: clean water, food, housing, power, etc. What environmental challenges is the program experiencing/do the participants experience? What would you do in that situation to make the program or research more effective? Has the program or research had positive results? Describe what you find.
4. What did you find interesting about the lecture this week? Is there something specific you feel should also have been included? Thoughts? Provide a brief thought.

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The article review will be a two to three-page synopsis of the peer-reviewed jou

The article review will be a two to three-page synopsis of the peer-reviewed journal article.
Some of the questions needed to be answered are:
What is the main purpose or objective of the paper? Why did the authors undertake this study, and what were they trying to do with their research?
How does the paper fit into the literature and what is its contribution?
Summarize the main premises of the paper.
What type of paper is this? Is it presenting original research, a review article, a clinical case study or trial, or a perspective/commentary?
What techniques does the article use to make its case? Does the article use primary data or highlight existing evidence?
What are the conclusions the author(s) make? Summarize the main conclusions of the article.
What are the most strongly argued points of the paper? Was there a particularly strong point made by the authors or a particularly clever aspect to the article?
Is there an aspect of the paper that could be stronger? Was there a term the authors failed to define or define clearly? Was there a concept the authors mention or rely on for their study/arguments that they did not discuss or could have discussed more fully? What could be added to the study to make it stronger?

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By using the APA style, discuss how cities can become more environmentally susta

By using the APA style, discuss how cities can become more environmentally sustainable (3 pages including abstract and conclusion). Please include the references list and mention references in the text

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https://youtu.be/6FvSXI2iBcA Use this Link! Today, there are many topics that a

https://youtu.be/6FvSXI2iBcA Use this Link!
Today, there are many topics that are pseudoscience in the news. Pseudoscience ‘looks’ like science but isn’t. Astrology, homeopathic healing, bigfoot, the moon landing was faked are examples of ideas that may seem like science at first but once examined using the scientific method are found to be wrong. As the great Carl Sagan referenced in his book, The Demon Haunted World, scientists have a built in “baloney detector” with the knowledge and use of steps of the Scientific Method. Just as a review on how the scientific method works, view the Neil de Grasse Tyson video. You see that something as simple as the mystery of missing whipped cream on hot chocolate can be easily solved with the Scientific Method as there is solid evidence that cream floats on liquids. Therefore, you should be able to use the Scientific Method to prove or disprove pseudoscience as well.
For this discussion assignment:
Choose en example of pseudoscience from the list.
In your initial post, devise a hypothesis about this topic and explain the steps that you would take to prove the hypothesis. Also, explain how think you will be able to prove your hypothesis.
Here’s the list. Remember these are things that look like science but are actually wrong.
Choose one of these.
Astrology
Cryptozoology (bigfoot Loc Ness monster etc…)
Homeopathic medicine
Crop circles
Perpetual motion
Faces, or canals on Mars
Vaccines cause autism
Flat Earth
Hollow Earth
Bermuda Triangle
Earthquake prediction
Phrenology

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What are GMOs? Give a few examples plants they are used in and why? Briefly su

What are GMOs?
Give a few examples plants they are used in and why?
Briefly summarize both sides of the GMO debate.
Benefits? Drawbacks?
What is your opinion on the use of GMOs? Labeling?

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Discuss at least 6 of the following articles “The Changing Meaning of Disaster”

Discuss at least 6 of the following articles
“The Changing Meaning of Disaster” (F. Furedi)
– What does Furedi mean by the “new vulnerability paradigm”? What does it imply? Do you agree?
– Discuss Furedi’s central argument in this article (summarized in the Abstract on page 482 and throughout the article). Do you agree or disagree? Why?
– What is meant by a “sociological” vs. an “ecological” perspective on disasters? (p. 484) According to Furedi, what does the latter imply?
– Discuss the concept of “ambiguity of harm”.
– To what extent do agree with the assertion that disasters result from “…industrialisation, progress, technology, manufactured risks and human arrogance….” (p. 485). Why?
– Discuss the concept of “precautionary culture” p. 485
– Discuss “domain expansion” (p. 486) Do you agree? /Why?
– Discuss the shift from collective to individual framing of disaster impacts (p. 486 and 487)
– Discuss: “The vulnerability paradigm has emerged from a Western cultural imagination that regards the world as an increasingly out of control and dangerous place”. Agree? Disagree? Why?
“From the Margins to the Mainstream? Disaster Research at the Crossroads” (K. J. Tierney)
– Tierney discusses the evolution of how disasters are perceived and framed. Why is this evolution significant? Do you think this evolution makes it more possible for disasters to be prevented or better managed? Why?
– The author makes the point that there is considerable room for improvement in disaster theory. What do you believe some of the most important needed improvements are?
– Tierney argues that the field of disaster studies and management was not diverse not long ago and is changing slowly. Discuss.
– What are the implications of viewing disasters as “events”?
– What are some limitations of the “natural hazards” perspective?
– In what ways was Hurricane Katrina a “turning point” in disaster research?
– How do environmental disasters result from conventional policies and practices?
– Disaster research was slow to recognize factors such as vulnerability, class, race and gender (see p. 514). Discuss.
– Discuss the point about disasters as “normal” (p. 518)
“Contamination, Corrosion and the Social Order: An Overview” (W.R. Freudenberg)
– Freudenberg discusses pitfalls of distinguishing between “technological” and “natural” disasters. To what extent do you think it is meaningful or meaningless to categorize types of disasters? Why?
– Discuss “Are All Disasters Anthropogenic?” (p. 23). To what extent do you think this is true? Why?
– Discuss WF’s framework of 3 stages of a disaster. To what extent is this framework useful? What, if anything, is missing from it?
– To what extent do you think that the concept of “ambiguity of harm” (p. 27) is culturally relative? Why?
– Discuss the “therapeutic” vs. “corrosive” communities effect (p. 29). Provide examples of each.
– Discuss WF’s section on “Sociological Disruption” (p. 31). To what extent does this state of affairs characterize contemporary societies in terms of “polarization”, “loss of beliefs”, “legitimacy of institutions”, “erosion of trust”, etc.? In the wake of disasters over the past few decades, is the process of disruption that is described irreversible? Why or why not?
“An Unsustainable Modernity: democracy, the global climate emergency and environmental ethics”. (B. Smart)
– In this essay the author makes the case that the world is on an unsustainable path and argues that current approaches are ineffective. Smart argues, among other things, that business as usual capitalism, high levels of consumption and lack of long-term vision are making matters worse. He argues that: “The action that needs to be taken is revolutionary in form, in scale and scope….” (p. 35).
– Do you agree with the author’s overall argument and the outlines of his proposed remedy? Why or why not?
– Is “revolutionary change” in the direction of sustainability possible? Why or why not?
– What are some shorter-term actions that might be taken to address “unsustainable modernity” and the range of environmental problems and disasters that the world is confronted with?
“Unravelling Environmental Disasters: Chapter 1: Failure” (D.A. Vallero & T.M. Letcher)
– Taking Chapter 1 of Vallero & Letcher into account, how much should we rely on engineering to help prevent environmental disasters?
– What are the strengths and limitations of engineering models (page 2?)
– Discuss how the overall lessons of this chapter relate to the “normal accident” theory of Charles Perrow (see the article by Silvast & Kelman for September 24)
– Discuss the point made on p. 6 regarding hubris and “lack of respect for the laws of nature”, in relation to the point made on p. 7: “…everything we design will fail”. To what extent do you believe that engineering can evolve in a humbler direction and be more respectful of the laws of nature? How might this happen?
– Taking into account the discussion on p.8, discuss challenges of hazard/risk communication and reliability communication. To what extent is the role of engineering misunderstood when it comes to environmental disasters?
– Most people will probably continue to live in a highly engineered world for the foreseeable future unless something changes. To what extent might “post-normal” thinking challenge the “engineering paradigm”?
– Discuss key lessons of the Bhopal and Love Canal disasters (p. 11-18)
– Discuss the typology of disasters presented on p. 20
– Discuss this sentence on p. 21: “The similarities between the events that may lead to an environmental disaster and those that may lead to a successful environmental treatment and cleanup may simply involve a slight change to one step in a long series.” What can we conclude from this?
“Black swans to grey swans: revealing the uncertainty” (Masys, A.J.)
– This article builds on Taleb’s influential “black swan” concept and discusses red-teaming, scenarios and actor-network theory (ANT) as tools to address uncertainty and surprise. (Remember the October 1 article on scenarios by Raskin et al).
– Discuss this article and link it to course concepts (e.g. disaster incubation, normal accidents, post-normal, etc.). The author argues that we can get better at dealing with uncertainty, surprise, outliers, risks, and matters “beyond our imagination”. Do you agree? What benefits might be achieved by applying the approaches discussed in this article? What barriers and constraints might come into play and how might these barriers and constraints be overcome?
– How applicable do you believe the approaches discussed might be to the cases discussed – Deepwater Horizon and the Japan nuclear disaster?
“Postnormal Science, Precautionary Principle, and Worst Cases: The Challenge of Twenty-First Century Catastrophes”. (B.K Marshall & J.S. Picou)
– The concept of post-normal is discussed throughout this article. To what extent do you find this concept useful and relevant? Why?
– To what extent is “science” able to inform complex, long term environmental and sustainability challenges? To what extent are post normal approaches an alternative?
– Discuss the “forces of rationalization” p. 230. Do you agree with this critique? Why or why not?
– Discuss the key argument on p. 232 (“We argue that the ability of science….). Agree or disagree? Why?
– Discuss the potential of citizen science / lay science / popular epidemiology in addressing disasters. To what extent do you think that these alternatives could complement conventional scientific approaches?
– Discuss the concept of precautionary principle and its relevance to disasters. What are some barriers and constrains to operationalizing the precautionary principle?
– To what extent can science control nature? To what extent is Mother Nature always in charge? Discuss.

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1. Who is solely responsible for determining whether a hazardous waste is genera

1. Who is solely responsible for determining whether a hazardous waste is generated at a facility?
9. Name four relaxed requirements for universal waste. 11. Is it possible for a waste stream to have more than one waste code? Give an example and explain. 12. Why should businesses always check with their home state about the identification of their wastes?

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Please provide an answer that is 100% original and do not copy the answer to thi

Please provide an answer that is 100% original and do not copy the answer to this question from any other website since I am already well aware of this.
Please only read, use, and cite the article provided and please be sure to answer all of the questions about the article in the attached worksheet in 50-200 words each Times New Roman Size 12 Font Double-Spaced APA Format Excluding the Title and Reference Pages
Requirements: Please answer each question in the attached worksheet about the attached article in 50-200 words each Times New Roman Size 12 Font Double-Spaced APA Format Excluding the Title and Reference Pages
Please provide an answer that is 100% original and do not copy the answer to this question from any other website since I am already well aware of this
Please be sure to carefully follow the instructions
No plagiarism & No Course Hero & No Chegg. The assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool
Please be sure to only read, use, and cite the article provided

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Purpose: This homework assignment will strengthen learning objectives from Modul

Purpose: This homework assignment will strengthen learning objectives from Module 3. The learning objectives from the module included explaining and discussing psychrometrics, reviewing the properties of air, explaining the psychrometric chart, and conducting psychrometric analysis of air conditioning systems
Task: Complete the problems on the following sheet attached below, PLEASE SHOW YOUR WORK.
Criteria for Success: Please print this document and complete the problems on the following pages.

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1. Who is solely responsible for determining whether a hazardous waste is genera

1. Who is solely responsible for determining whether a hazardous waste is generated at a facility?
9. Name four relaxed requirements for universal waste.
11. Is it possible for a waste stream to have more than one waste code? Give an example and explain.
12. Why should businesses always check with their home state about the identification of their wastes?