CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE AND EMPIRICS

CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE AND EMPIRICS

Reflect: It is important to be able to define climate change and past changes in climate.
Understand how humans have contributed to recent climate change and the
observed impacts both globally and for Australia. Explain projected future climate
change scenarios and the potential impacts globally and for Australia.

 

Respond: Role play. You are the principal advisor for the Minister of the Environment. The
Minister has an upcoming media interview on the impacts of climate change for
Australia and requires precise and concise answers for the following potential
questions. (Submit the tutorial to the dropbox by the due date)

 

1. What is the evidence to suggest that humans are responsible for climate
change? (Respond in one short paragraph less than 150 words)
2. What are the largest observable changes to our planet as a result of climate
change? (Use two dot points to present the information to the Minister, no more
than 100 words in total)
3. What are the two most serious impacts expected to occur in Australia as a result
of climate change? (Use dot points to present the information to the Minister, no
more than 100 words in total)

 

Use credible published sources (references) to support your arguments (included in word
count). Responses copied directly from the lecture notes will receive no marks and as this
does not demonstrate an understanding of the material.

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