Environmental education based on undeviating experience of nature as a teaching stratagem.

Your paper should include your work from Module 1 – Module 4 papers organized into one flowing paper with introduction, transitions, conclusion, etc.

The paper should be double-spaced, 12 point, and at least 6 to 8 pages in length with citations in APA format.

All references formatted on a reference page.

Environmental Experience

Robert Jamerson

Rasmussen College

Environmental Experience

A child’s identity improvement is molded through the convictions and practices that relatives pass on to the child. Individuals can enhance their lives by finding out about the social foundations of others and about what every individual has in the same way as society all in all. The impact of your associates significantly impacts the improvement of your identity. You don’t, in any case, need to fit in with the decisions of your associates. Your decisions ought to be your own. A positive instructive condition can enable kids to build up a feeling of themselves as students. This is a critical perspective that helped me amid my initial a very long time in junior school. People around me made a domain that underlined the hugeness of training. Just by observing their photos of graduation outfits on the divider, influenced me to feel the significance of education (Prinz, 2012). Thankfulness for learning can profit a person’s identity advancement all through life. Each age creates inside its own arrangement of ecological conditions.

Additionally, I visited numerous educational sites and numerous parks that made me develop the love for animals. It was very important because it changed my life positively as I related with the animals in a great way. Still today, my relationship with animals remains very strong. As one grows, it is imperative to recreational centers as well because they are a great environment that makes people grow know a lot of things.

We as a whole react to unobtrusive sub-cognizant recommendations from our condition constantly. Individuals’ suggestibility can be capably affected by nature in which they get themselves, and you can utilize ecological triggers – and ‘triggers’ can, obviously, incorporate a man’s words – to seed proposals which are later taken up by the individual tuning in to you. The key thought here is that mesmerizing suggestibility happens constantly (Palmer & Birch, 2013). What’s more, usually the case that the wellspring of a proposal is really not a hypnotherapist, accordingly, but rather the earth itself. For instance, look into has demonstrated that an inconspicuous foundation smell of cleaning fluid noticeable all around impacts individuals to be detectably cleaner and tidier than they would somehow or another be.

A while back I used to see a significant number of hypnotherapy customers at our home do amusing things. I was struck by what number of my dad’s customers announced they generally had a craving for blessing leaving after a session. Only after a few months, I realized that my little child had stuck a modest smiley sticker on the way to my bedroom. It was unmistakable, yet was small to the point that it would have been not really perceptible to individuals leaving the room.

The impact of your associate gathering (individuals about your own particular age) may right now be one of the most grounded powers throughout your life. Your family will keep on being a solid impact; however your companions will likewise rise as an imperative power. The effect of the two impacts will fluctuate as you go through various formative phases of your life.

The educational experiences that influenced my understanding and concern about environmental problems include:

1. Teachers views on the development of environmental education.

1. Outdoor experiences in early days and parents.

1. Environmental education based on undeviating experience of nature as a teaching stratagem.

I can conclude by saying that I have arrived at my ecological identity through experiencing nature and also through formal education since they go hand in hand.

References

Palmer, J.A. & Birch, J.C. (2013). Education for Sustainability: the contribution and potential of a non-governmental organization. Environmental Education Research, 9, pp. 447-460.

Prinz, J. J. (2012). Beyond human nature: How culture and experience shape the human mind. New York: W.W. Norton.

Running Head: GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS

GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS

Genetically Modified Organisms

Robert Jamerson

Rasmussen College

Genetically modified organisms are organisms like plants, animals, microorganism or any other organism which have had its DNA modified through genetic engineering. The live we are living in today is made up of GMOs like plants and animals. Example of foods include dairy product, corn, beans and so forth. The genetically modified organisms have a wide range of benefits like they grow fast, have high nutrition value, resistance to diseases and pesticides, tolerance to adverse weather conditions, and have high conservation of water and soil. Even though the benefits are more, there is a danger to the environment and human health if the scientists not pay attention to the genes used in breeding new organisms. The subject of GMO is very controversial in the society today as some people use the benefits while others use the risks to discuss it.

Even though scientific experts and major scientific authorities over the word have declared that GMOs are safe, it is hard to prove that it is safe but it can be said no hazards have been shown to exist (Hug, 2008). They have the same nutritional value as non-genetically modified organisms and have no links to diseases, cancer and allergies. Before the organisms are genetically modified, they undergo a very exhaustive research and review and then they are released to the market. Averagely, more than 75 studies are conducted to ensure that they are safe for the animals and people as well as the environment. They are harmless to animals and plants as they add the nutritional value of the end product and also production of new breeds which are more productive. Plants that are resistant to pesticides create a better environment as they less poisonous runoff to the rivers. Extensive studies are carried on from time to time to ensure that GMOs are safe for human, animals as well as the environment.

Whether one believes that GMOs are safe or not, they need to be labeled. Even though there are no health risks reported from GMOs, it is important that GMOs in food be labeled at all times. This is because people should be left to choose either to use non-genetically modified foods or GMOs. It is the right of the consumer to know the contents of the food they consume as there is a percentage content that each person requires to consume (Brody, 2018). Some people have allergic reaction to chemicals or certain products which makes it important for foods with GMOs to be labeled so that they can choose what suits them. Another reason why labels are needed on GMOs is ethical or religious reasons where they are not supposed to take foods which I genetically modified. This will also may help in clearing the doubt about safety of GMOs because consumers will be sure of the content level of the product they are consuming.

GMOs provide an economic benefit to people all over the world due to the role they play of reducing the price of foods. The productivity of crops all over the world has increased when genetically engineered crops were planted. The environment is also impacted positively as the farmers use less pesticides on the crops which reduces the level of poisonous runoff to the river sources (Grubbs, 2014). Also this technology of genetic engineering has helped in curbing the climate change effects as food supply can be available in areas with harsh climatic conditions and salty soils. Developing countries with cases of malnutrition are benefiting from GMOs as the crops produced have high amounts of protein, vitamins and minerals required in the body.

In conclusion, just like other industries, agricultural industry has embraced technology and used it to become more sustainable and lucrative. It is not clear whether GMOs are safe or not but the benefits outdo the disadvantages. It is necessary for GMO products be labelled because it is the right of the consumer to know what they are consuming. GMOs have impacted the world as they have provided alternative technology that can increase food production and reduce food prices. Through research needs to be done on GMOs to clear the doubt of safety.

References

Brody, E.J. (2018). Are G.M.O food safe? The New York Times. Retrieved from: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/well/eat/are-gmo-foods-safe.html

Grubbs, M. E. (2014). Genetically modified organisms. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 73(7), 24.

Hug, K. (2008). Genetically modified organisms: do the benefits outweigh the risks? Medicina, 44(2), 87-99.

Sources of Energy

Robert Jamerson

Rasmussen College

Sources of Energy

National policies that are made to develop the efficacy of energy are crucial to economic development as well as job creation, developing the reliability of the electric grid, reduction of oil imports, air pollution and lowering the prices of energy (Hannon, et.al, 2015).

Yes, I think it is prudent for the government to establish a national energy policy. It is because the network, that are the same and are related to the United States energy, remains rigid and centralized. Just as the electricity gets generated centrally, the policies of energy should be shaped by a single centralized body.

The energy policy usually recommends to attain goals via diverse measures like capacity building, institutional reform, private participation and fiscal incentives. The policy I would construct would outline the policies, challenges and goals including: – energy conservation and efficiency and renewable energy. The policy should target to achieve at least 80 % of national electricity access as well as the universal access.

Non-renewable resources such as coal, natural gas and oil get available in supplies that are limited. Normally, this is as a result of the long time they take to get refilled. Renewable resources on the other hand, are restocked naturally and above comparatively short time phases (Shafiei & Salim, 2014). I would emphasize on renewable energy because it can be used repeatedly and cannot get exhausted. As far as I am concerned, renewable energy is the most appropriate future for earth. Basically, it is among the best models to bring forth value to the planet or environment; and since this energy gets generated from resources that are natural.

The problems in energy are currently getting ignored largely despite their continuing significance. This lack of concern in the long term is somewhat natural since the supplies in fuel are overall adequate and prices are rather low relatively (Dogan & Seker, 2016). As years pass by, the costs of energy and technologies involved are also falling at a rate that is sustainable, whilst the trend for general costs for fossil fuels is usually in the other direction despite their current volatility. It is fortunate that the available energy that can be renewed is more than satisfactory if it gets well harnessed. On the other hand though, everyone is starting from a point in which less than 2 % of the energy in the universe is got from renewables such as geothermal, solar and wind.

Renewable energies are a source of inexhaustible, clean and a competitive energy that is increasing. Diverse countries that are poor, such as Malawi, that are encountering issues in energy can make enormous improvements. These technologies are different from fossil fuels mainly in their potential, abundance and diversity for use all over the planet. However, above all, they get to produce neither polluting emissions nor greenhouse gases that result in changes in climate. Also, energies that are clean are available like the sun since they originate there as well as adapt to cycles naturally, therefore the name “renewables.” I still support renewable energy more because that aspect makes them substantial in an energy system that is sustainable and which permits for development in the contemporary world not risking the generations to come.

References

Dogan, E., & Seker, F. (2016). The influence of real output, renewable and non-renewable energy, trade and financial development on carbon emissions in the top renewable energy countries. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 60, 1074-1085.

Hannon, M. J., Foxon, T. J., & Gale, W. F. (2015). ‘Demand pull’government policies to support Product-Service System activity: the case of Energy Service Companies (ESCos) in the UK. Journal of Cleaner Production, 108, 900-915.

Shafiei, S., & Salim, R. A. (2014). Non-renewable and renewable energy consumption and CO2 emissions in OECD countries: A comparative analysis. Energy Policy, 66, 547-556.

Energy Challenges. (n.d.). Retrieved from Energy4Me: http://energy4me.org/all-about-energy/energy-challenges/

Running Head: AIR AND WATER

AIR AND WATER

Air and Water

Robert Jamerson

Rasmussen College

The Paris Agreement is an agreement which was formed on 12th December, 2015 by parties of United Nation Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) to fight climate change and accelerate and increase the activities and investments required for a maintainable low greenhouse gas emission to the environment. The Paris Agreement brings together all nations to fight climate change and develop adaptation measures to its effects and support developing countries to also combat climate change (Dimitrov, 2016). The goal is to intensify global response to climate change threat. In addition, the agreement focuses on increasing the capacity of countries to combat the effects of climate change and ensuring that there are finances for controlling the greenhouse gas emission and create climate resistant pathways.

US should commit to Paris Agreement as climate change can only be minimized through global action. It is important for US to commit to Paris Agreement because it is part of ensuring that other countries remain committed to the agreement. This agreement is for the best interest of Americans at it creates business opportunities and minimizes the financial risks associated with climate change. Staying in this agreements supports business interests. US business could be disadvantaged I foreign markets if other countries committed to Paris Agreement decide to take actions balance the scales by trading with businesses in countries which do not regulate carbon. Leaving Paris Agreement could risk business interest of the country in the global market. It also advances the strategic interests of the country by enhancing diplomacy with the other countries.

In the 21st century there is more air pollution which I believe will cause significant global warming. This is because there is a lot of air pollution due to aerosols and smoke released to the environment by industries. Carbon dioxide which is one of the greenhouse gases released to the environment continue to increase. Before the industrial revolution carbon dioxide level was around 280 parts per million. In the early 21st century the gas had increased its level to 384 parts per million and it is said to continue to rise at the rate of 2 parts per million each year (Hansen, Sato, Ruedy, Lacis & Oinas, 2000). Global warming takes place when carbon dioxide and other air pollutants accumulate in the atmosphere and absorb sunlight and solar radiation which has bounced back to the earth surface. These pollutants absorb the heat and cause the earth to become very hot.

Paris Agreement will have a significant impact because it has regulations which member countries should follow to control climate change. Its main goal is to prevent the global temperatures form raising above 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial times (Hulme, 2016). Scientist have indicated that the world temperatures have to remain below 2 degrees Celsius in order to avoid catastrophic climate impacts. Also the Paris Agreement increases the ability to adopt to adverse effects of global warming and creating a resilient climate promoting low greenhouse gas emission. It also has a significant impact as it mobilizes funds to ensure that there is flow of finances to ensure that the policies of climate control are implemented.

As the earth’s temperatures rise, evaporation of water to the atmosphere increases, which increases the atmosphere’s ability to hold water. This may make some areas to dry while other it falls as precipitation. The rise in temperatures makes the glacier ice to melt at an extraordinary rate. Glaciers are important sources of fresh water in the globe. The glaciers are at high risk of disappearing in this century and once they disappear they cannot be restored and hence no water resource in areas which dependent on them. In areas where there is high precipitation high amount of rainfall occur which will lead to floods and this causes excess water runoff making the area to have less amount of water resources (Vörösmarty, Green, Salisbury & Lammers, 2000). Finally global warming has adverse impact on the hydraulic cycle which affects the water resources available on the earth’s service leading to low amounts of water level.

References

Dimitrov, R. S. (2016). The Paris agreement on climate change: Behind closed doors. Global Environmental Politics16(3), 1-11.

Hansen, J., Sato, M., Ruedy, R., Lacis, A., & Oinas, V. (2000). Global warming in the twenty-first century: An alternative scenario. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences97(18), 9875-9880.

Hulme, M. (2016). 1.5 C and climate research after the Paris Agreement. Nature Climate Change6(3), 222.

Vörösmarty, C. J., Green, P., Salisbury, J., & Lammers, R. B. (2000). Global water resources: vulnerability from climate change and population growth. science289(5477), 284-288.

 

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