Overview

The cost of reducing environmental risks to human health is great, but the cost of the risks themselves are even greater, in illness, lost productivity, and mortality. This truth makes it very important to weigh the value and effectiveness of mitigation strategies aimed at environmental challenges.

Instructions

Complete a 4-5 page paper using the following instructions:

  1. Select and research a specific environmental challenge resulting from climate change. Explain the characteristics of the environmental challenge, including its geographic scope, key stakeholders, economic costs, and health impacts.
  2. Explain how climate change has created or worsened this environmental challenge. Support your explanation with references.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation efforts by comparing two examples related to this environmental challenge.
  4. Use at least four sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The library is your home for SWS assistance, including citations and formatting. Please refer to the Library site for all support. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Evaluate sources of environmental risk from energy production, manufacturing, and food production for their impact on population health.
  • Assess strategies used to mitigate the negative effects of environmental hazards on population health.
  
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