2019: “Reducing the Impacts of Climate Change”
Over the course of the last two and a half centuries of industrialization, human beings have pumped ever increasing amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This has had an indisputable effect on the climate of the planet we call home, and only in the last few decades have we begun to notice, while in the last several years has there been a concerted effort to combat these effects. The resulting impacts from humanity rising into the modern era have become innumerable. They range from changes in weather patterns, to warmer oceans, from increased droughts in one area to increased flood risks in another. The resulting issues will have lasting impacts on our environment for generations to come. Which is why this year we are asking you to find ways to mitigate these end results, so they do not become our end result. The future needs help, and you are here to assist.
Your challenge is to identify a specific issue, analyze then explain in detail, and design a solution that can mitigate the negative impacts of climate change.
|Identify a specific problem associated with climate change, and explain the specific impacts on environmental conditions, human health and/or economic impacts.|
|Research and describe the scale of the problem and the affected populations.|
|Analyze the foundations and causes of the specific issue you chose. Investigate, understand in detail, and explain.|
|Design a solution that uses clean technology to address your identified problem, and explain how it would help mitigate the negative impacts of your stated problem.|