This week we will focus on Adaptation and Mitigation.
- U.S.: Perspectives on Climate Change Mitigation (Locate at Washington DC on Google Earth)
- Global: Climate-Resilient Pathways: Adaptation, Mitigation, and Sustainable Development (Locate at Washington DC on Google Earth)
Step 1: Read the following articles.
- Chapter 14: Perspectives on Climate Change Mitigation
- Chapter 20: Climate-Resilient Pathways: Adaptation, Mitigation, and Sustainable Development
Step 2: Consider how the element of climate change you chose to read about impacts a place of interest to you, then write a small vignette (200-400 words). You should focus on why that place is vulnerable and what is being done about it. This entry MUST be a different place and topic than all other Capstone entries. Your vignette should include answers to the following questions:
- What is the threat?
- Why is that place/regional vulnerable?
- What are the forecasts in terms of environmental change?
- What are the forecasted impacts on communities?
What are the solutions? (If applicable)?
Step 3: When you are done with this week's script, it is time to prepare your script and lmz file to hand in on Canvas. Here's what you need to make sure you have done:
A. The script
Create a Word file or a PDF with ALL SIX capstone entries.
Each entry must cover a different topic.
Each entry must address a different location (that is state sized or smaller).
Each entry must have citations.
It would help if each entry was titled.
B. The Tour
You must record all of your scripts. We advise you use Screencast-o-matic, free software you can download.
Record your screen or yourself reading the script.
Once you have your scripts recorded in Screencast, save them to a YouTube channel:
Once you have the recordings on YouTube, making a “tour” is really easy. See the video below.
Finally, remember you need to turn in your kmz file and your script on Canvas (through Turnitin). It would help us a lot if you put your name somewhere in the file (i.e. Bralower-capstone.doc or Bralower-Capstone tour.kmz. This means we can find your work without having to download again).
|Assessment Criteria||Excellent||Above Average||Average (Acceptable)||Below Average||Unacceptable|
|Script discusses key concepts relevant to each of the six stages||4||3||2||1||0|
|Concepts are explored in detail||4||3||2||1||0|
|Script is place-based||4||3||2||1||0|
|Script is well-written||4||3||2||1||0|
|Script contains references||4||3||2||1||0|
|kmz file functions and tour is audible||10||8||6||4||2|
For any Module, if you cannot find a topic relevant to the material, you can find more regional summaries of impacts from the following regions, at the base of the IPCC Impacts page. Please feel free to find relevant material in the following:
22. Africa - 4.9MB
23. Europe - 13.1MB
24. Asia - 3.0MB
25. Australasia - 5.2MB
26. North America - 4.2MB
27. Central and South America - 4.4MB
28. Polar Regions - 7.1MB
29. Small Islands - 3.8MB
30. The Ocean - 20.1MB