Environmental Health-Climate Change (case 1)



Climate change is a global environmental health issue affecting all countries in the world and is a result of human development and activity. It is related to the ecological footprint of the human population.

Case Assignment

In this assignment, you will:

  1. Take      the "What is your ecological footprint?” (Global      Footprint Network, 2019) at https://www.footprintcalculator.org/ and      assess how you did in the quiz.
    1. Summarize       how you did.
    2. Which       questions in the quiz had answers that surprised you?
    3. Which       questions in the quiz did you answer well?
  2. Utilizing      the required module readings and conducting additional scholarly      literature searches, explain how human activities contribute to problems associated      with climate change.
  3. Describe      ways by which individuals can help fight climate change.
  4. Compare      the impact of climate change on developed vs. developing countries.

Assignment Expectations

Use information from your module readings/articles (below) as well as appropriate research to support your paper.

Length:  4-5 pages long, APA format, scholarly sources cited.

Module readings:

Global Footprint Network. (2019). What is your ecological footprint? Accessed from https://www.footprintcalculator.org/

Karl, T. R., Arguez, A., Huang, B., Lawrimore, J. H., McMahon, J. R., Memme, M. J. … Zhang, H. M. (2015). Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus. Science, 348(6242), 1469-1472. Retrieved from http://science.sciencemag.org/content/348/6242/1469.full

Levy, B. S., Wegman, D. H., Baron, S. L., & Sokas, R. K. (Eds.) (2011). Section I.1: Occupational and environmental health: Twenty-first century challenges and opportunities. In Occupational and environmental health: Recognizing and preventing disease and injury (6th ed., pp. 3-20). New York: Oxford University Press.

McMichael, A. J., Butler, C. D., & Dixon, J. (2015). Climate change, food systems, and population health risks in their eco-social context. Public Health, 129(10), 1361-1368. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2014.11.013.

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2019a). Environmental health. Healthy People 2020. Accessed at https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/environmental-health

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2019b). Occupational safety and health. Healthy People 2020. Accessed at https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/occupational-safety-and-health

Philip, R. B. (2012). Chapter 1: Introduction and overview. In Environmental issues for the twenty-first century and their impact on human health. SAIF Zone, Sharjah, UAE: Bentham Science Publishers.

U.S. National Library of Medicine (2018). Section 1: Introduction. In Toxtutor: Learn essential principles of toxicology. Accessed at https://toxtutor.nlm.nih.gov/01-000.html

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