Prepare: Read Chapters 7 and 8 in Environmental Policies and all required resources as listed in the Student Course Guide.
Reflect: Climate change has become a very serious threat to our natural environment and to living creatures around the planet. The causes of climate change are complex and fairly well understood while the consequences are even more complex and less understood. Consequently, the policy responses to climate change are multifaceted, controversial, and dynamic. Still, the spatial and temporal challenges created by this forceful environmental process require us to be creative and cognitive of the need to manage risks and vulnerabilities across the spectrum of rich, poor, and differentiated responsibilities.
Write: You will be assigned to research a specific scientific organization based on the first letter of your last name.
• If your last name begins with A to G, you must research NASA: Climate Change: How Do We Know?
In your initial post of at least 250 words using the required resources and any additional credible resources that would enhance the strength of your argument, complete the following:
• Describe three specific environmental changes discussed by the scientific organization you were assigned that are being driven by climate change or may result from future climate change.
• Based on "Seizing the Global Opportunity: Partnerships for Better Growth and a Better Climate," discuss policy recommendations that address TWO of the following issues concerning climate change:
o Sustainable Development.
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.