review the conclusions that have been drawn by NASA regarding this information at NASA Climate

    Part I:  A Closer Look at the Evidence

    For the first part of this assignment, answer these questions using the NASA website:

    Describe the graph on the NASA website. What does it show us about the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere? According to the following site (the United Kingdom’s National Meteorological Service), what recent event contributed to the rising carbon dioxide levels? Met Office
    The supporting data on climate change are grouped into different categories on the NASA website. How are these groups labeled? Is there agreement on these categories between the NASA website and the UK website (Met Office). If not, how do they differ?
    Select the Effects tab at the top of this web page: Summarize the effects of climate change listed here in one paragraph. Be sure to address the effect of climate change on our weather and water resources.
    Part II:  How Can Economic Growth Become Part of the Solution?

    Read the article from The Economist:

    The outlook: Averting the sixth extinction. (2013). The Economist, 408(8853), 15. Available in the Trident Online Library.

    answer the following questions regarding economic growth and climate change discussed in this article in paragraph format.

    How does economic growth negatively impact other species?
    What is described as the principal threat to biodiversity as the global economy and human population grows?
    Is economic growth necessarily bad for our planet? What points suggest that economic growth can benefit biodiversity?
    Conclude your summary by drawing connections between economic growth, climate change, habitat loss, and biodiversity.

    Assignment Expectations
    Organize this essay assignment using subtitles that summarize the topic from each question above. For example, to answer Question 1, use a descriptive subtitle like the following: Part I: A Closer Look at the Evidence/Recent Events.

    Answer each question under the subtitle using complete sentences that relate back to the question. Be sure to use APA formatting throughout your essay with 1-inch margins, 12-point type, and double spacing throughout. Include answers to the questions with subtitles, and concluding paragraph. Remember to include in-text citations within the body of the essay referencing your resources (e.g., Murray, 2014).

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