Impact on climatic change

Assignment Overview

Climate change is a global environmental health issue affecting all countries in the world and is a result of human development and activity. It is related to the ecological footprint of the human population.

Case Assignment

In this Case Assignment, you will analyze your individual ecological footprint and will examine the footprint of developed and developing countries:

  1. Take the Ecological Footprint Quiz, and calculate your ecological footprint. Choose the part of the world that you consider home to start the quiz (Earth Day Network, n.d.).
  2. Determine your ecological footprint based on the online quiz and describe ways by which you can reduce this footprint.
  3. Compare the ecological footprint of a developed country to the one of a developing country.
  4. Compare the impact of climate change on developed vs. developing countries.

Assignment Expectations

Use information from your module readings/articles as well as appropriate research to support your paper.

Length: The Case Assignment should be 3-5 pages long (double-spaced

Required Reading

Earth Day Network. (n.d.). Ecological footprint quiz. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at http://www.earthday.org/footprint-calculator

Karl, T. R., Arguez, A., Huang, B., Lawrimore, J. H., McMahon, J. R., Memme, M. J. … Zhang, H. M. (2015). Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus. Science, 348(6242), 1469-1472. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at http://science.sciencemag.org/content/348/6242/146…

National Institutes of Health. (2015). National library of medicine toxicology tutor I: Basic principles. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/toxtutor.html

Tong, S., Mather, P., Fitzgerald, G., McRae, D., Verrall, K., & Walker, D. (2010). Assessing the vulnerability of eco-environmental health to climate change. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7(2), 546–564.

Healey, B. J., & Walker, K. T. (2009). Chapter 2: Epidemiology of occupational safety and health. In Public Health/Environmental Health: Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Jossey-Bass.

Institute of Medicine. (2000). Chapter 1: Introduction. In Safe work in the 21st century: Education and training needs for the next decade’s occupational safety and health personnel. Washington, DC, USA: National Academies Press.

Philip, R. B. (2012). Chapter 1: Introduction and overview. In Environmental issues for the twenty-first century and their impact on human health. SAIF Zone, Sharjah, UAE: Bentham Science Publishers.

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