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BACHELOR IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYSEMESTER 1 / 2019OUMH1603LEARNING SKILLS FOR 21ST CENTURYMATRICULATION NO: <MATRIC NO>IDENTITY CARD NO.: <IC NUMBER>TELEPHONE NO.: <TELEPHONE>E-MAIL : <EMAIL ID>LEARNING CENTRE: <LEARNING CENTER>
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 suchas 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 & helplearners 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 amore just, peaceful, tolerant inclusive, secure & sustainable world.
Part ASelected issue is relevant and focus on environmental.Outdoor air pollutionOutdoor air is often referred to as ambient air. The common sources of outdoor air pollutionare emissions caused by combustion processes from motor vehicles, solid fuel burning andindustry. Other pollution sources include smoke from bushfires, windblown dust, andbiogenic 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 acrossNSW, in regional as well as metropolitan areas. Hourly and daily updates of current airquality data are displayed as the air quality index and available on the OEH website. Inmetropolitan areas (greater Sydney, Newcastle, and Wollongong regions), the main airpollutants of concern are ozone (O3) and particles (particulate matter or PM). For regional