Critical thinking assignment
Volume of 1 page (275 words)
Assignment type : Other types
Critical Thinking Assignment 03 (23.34 points)
Instructions: This is essentially a homework assignment but one that takes some research and time to formulate a clear and constructive argument. Do not put off starting it until the last minute. Your response to each essay question should be about 200-250 words (roughly two well-developed paragraphs) for a total of 600-750 words (one to one-and-a-half pages for the three questions).
Make sure to use sources outside of the Bjelland textbook and other Human Geography textbooks to develop your essay and identify or verify your answers (this includes abstaining from the use of Wikipedia and Encyclopedias … relying on these will reflect negatively in your grade). In terms of citing in your essay, see the following examples:
For a book:
In the text – (McNeill, 2000)
As a full citation – McNeill, J.R., 2000, Something New Under the Sun (New York: W.W. Norton and Company).
For a peer-reviewed article:
In the text – (Njoh, 2016)
As a full citation -Njoh, A., 2016, A multivariate analysis of inter-country differentials in electricity supply as a function of colonialism in Africa, Energy 117: 214-221.
For web-based information:
In the text – (Young, www.azcentral.com)
As a full citation – Young, B., n.d., A 1.8 Mile-wide Crater, Copper Mining and the Fight for Oak Flat. Retrieved on 7 September 2017 at: http://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/2015/07/10/oak-flat-land-swap-future-area/29958947/?cookies=&from=global.
Early on in the Global Climate Change debate, a group of business leaders and scientists proposed detonating nuclear weapons in the most active volcanoes around the world. Their proposal was simple: trigger as many volcanic explosions as possible and this will release the aerosols needed to cool the Earth’s temperature. It is an example of a ‘Technological Fix.’ Define this term and explain with examples from the McNeill book and/or an outside source whether you agree or disagree whether this is a practical solution to the current problem of Global Climate Change.
Why are soils important? Is soil erosion a natural or anthropogenic process? What changes have humans committed to the Pedosphere, both mechanically and chemically? Be sure to fully explain these three questions with examples from the McNeill book and/or an outside source.
“Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.”
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere
Seafarers appreciate the value of water. But what has human society done to freshwater and the oceans in the past 150 years? Why is the proper management of saltwater just as important as the management of lakes, rivers and groundwater? How has the hydrologic cycle been both a blessing and a curse on human health? Make sure to use examples from the McNeill book and/or an outside source in your response.