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GEOG/ENVS 600 FINAL EXAM PART 2 – SHORT ESSAYS

 INSTRUCTIONS: Choose TWO prompts from the following list and respond to BOTH for the essay portion of your final exam. Aim for about 1 page/500 words for each response. Submit your responses in one document via the Turnitin link in iLearn before Friday, December 18 at 11:59 p.m. 

ESSAY OPTIONS (CHOOSE 2):

1.     Are recent trends in America’s uses of forms of energy trending towards using more renewables or more non-renewables? Is this trend good or bad, and why? What makes a form of energy renewable, and what makes a form of energy non-renewable? Provide examples of three renewable forms of energy and three kinds of non-renewable forms of energy in your response. (500 words)

2.     What is the difference between climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation? Provide an example of each. Then, state briefly how adaptation to climate change relates to human well-being, OR how it relates to environmental well-being (your choice). Finally, provide an example from lecture, reading, or assignment topics of climate adaptation – adapting to what environmental issue? (500 words)

3.     We covered a variety of environmental problems and potential solutions over the course of the semester. Choose ONE topic/problem that has been of particular interest to you and explain its importance. Then, discuss solution(s) to this problem, evaluating how realistic/useful stated solution(s) could be. Use examples from readings, lectures, and other course content to support your points. (500 words)

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