ESSP 201 - Outcome 1CD Assignment - AGladue

ESSP 201 - Outcome 1CD Assignment - AGladue - Andrew Gladue...

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Andrew Gladue ESSP 201 OUTCOME 1C AND 1D ASSIGNMENT Outcome 1C: Science is highly reliable on the peer review process. The peer review process allows other scientist’s studies and findings to be critiqued, judged, and used for experimentation by fellow scholars and scientists. Peer review is necessary to prove the reliability of science. This prevents scientists from creating false or inaccurate reports. Therefore, things that are peer reviewed are accurate and believed reliable. An example of a poorly peer-reviewed source is Wikipedia. Any unqualified person can post their thoughts on Wikipedia and change the already stated information. Formal peer reviewed sources are reviewed by professionals and are of the utmost credibility. Outcome 1D: Bi, P., & Parton, K. (2008, February). Effect of climate change on Australian rural and remote regions: What do we know and what do we need to know?. Australian Journal of Rural Health , 16 (1), 2-4. Retrieved February 4, 2008, from Academic Search Elite database. This is a peer reviewed journal from Australia. I chose this article because of the date, February 2008, having the most accurate and reliable information. The article comments on: The effect of climate change on rural and remote regions in Australia. There is a solid scientific consensus that global warming is largely caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases. Australia is vulnerable to drought especially from changes in rainfall patterns and rising temperature. 1
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According to the article, “There is now a solid scientific consensus that global warming is taking place, that it is in large part caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases, that its impacts are now detectable and that additional warming is anticipated. A 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates current warming to be almost 0.8°C above pre-industrial levels and predicts a rise of between 1.8°C and 4.0°C by 2100.” The article calls for community help in vulnerable areas for great climate change. The only bias shown in the article is that of needing to act immediately. The article failed
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