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BACHELOR IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SEMESTER 1 / 2019 OUMH1603 LEARNING SKILLS FOR 21ST CENTURY MATRICULATION NO: <MATRIC NO> IDENTITY CARD NO. : <IC NUMBER> TELEPHONE NO. : <TELEPHONE> E-MAIL : <EMAIL ID> LEARNING CENTRE : <LEARNING CENTER>
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Introduction to air pollution "Air pollution refers to the condition in which the existence of toxic substances in the atmosphere, generated by various human activities and natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions, results in damaging effects on the welfare of human beings and the living environment" (Omasa 2002). As stated here, this is a very serious problem which is difficult to treat due to the nature of airborne particles. According to the World Health Organization ( WHO ), outdoor air pollution is classified into four main categories: particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. Additionally, air pollution is further divided into primary and secondary pollutants. Primary pollutants are released directly into the atmosphere from a source, where secondary pollutants occur as a result of complex chemical reactions taking place from two pollutants reacting with each other (Kibble and Harrison 2005). In the 1970's, the United States government formed the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) due to growing concern of our impact on the environment. Ever since then, an entire industry has opened, focusing to remediate what was done before as well as maintain a sense of responsibility for what we do to the environment now. Unfortunately, since this is a relatively new concern, there is very little history of how air pollution has been dealt with in the past. Through current research, we are now making history. Objectives of global citizenship education 1. Nurture respect for all build a sense of belonging to a common humanity & help learners to become responsible & active global citizens. 2. To empower learners so that they can engage & assume active role, both locally & globally 3. To face n resolve global challenges & ultimately become proactive contributors to a more just, peaceful, tolerant inclusive, secure & sustainable world.
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Part A Selected issue is relevant and focus on environmental. Outdoor air pollution Outdoor air is often referred to as ambient air. The common sources of outdoor air pollution are emissions caused by combustion processes from motor vehicles, solid fuel burning and industry. Other pollution sources include smoke from bushfires, windblown dust, and biogenic emissions from vegetation (pollen and mould spores). The most common air pollutants of ambient air include : Particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) Ozone (O3) Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) Carbon monoxide (CO) Sulphur dioxide (SO2) The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) monitor ambient air quality across NSW, in regional as well as metropolitan areas. Hourly and daily updates of current air quality data are displayed as the air quality index and available on the OEH website. In metropolitan areas (greater Sydney, Newcastle, and Wollongong regions), the main air pollutants of concern are ozone (O3) and particles (particulate matter or PM). For regional
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