COMM/ENVS/GEOL/HUM/METR 168W Research Paper
Rough Draft: 2000 words, due TBD
Required Revision 3000 words, due TBD
This assignment is to write a research paper (approx.12 pages) in which you analyze a mitigation or adaptation
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But first.some geographical review
Definition of desert:
Less than 10 inches of rain
-East or Southeast
-Santa Ana Winds
where and when
First, a bit more on Environmental
1982: Warren County, North Carolina
State officials decide to locate a PCB
(polychlorinated-biphenyl) landfill in a
predominately African American
In response, protestors lay down in the
California and Climate Change
Agency: California Climate Change Center
Biennial reports mandated by state law (2005)
Authors: 72 scientists, most from California universities
Five of the scientists prepared the 16-page summary.
CCC p. 3
Temperatures are p
IPCC: climate change will have
a range of generally adverse
impacts on the health and
socio-economic resources of
future human populations
Impacts of climate change and
mitigation policies create or