Discussion on Geology

Hi please see the attachments for directions of assignment. This is an example of how the assignment needs to look

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Why did I choose this article?

I have chosen the following article because I think it encapsulates much of what we are currently struggling with in this country. The topic featured in this article is a sensitive and evocative topic. With this in mind, let us all agree that it is important that we discuss this topic with compassion, empathy, professionalism, and respect.

Link to Article: I’m a black climate expert. Racism derails our efforts to save the planet. (Links to an external site.)

Chapter in Exploring Geology: I would place this article in Ch 13: Climate, Weather, and Their Influence on Geology in Exploring Geology.

Discussion Question: While some of the evils of racism are more visible than others, the role it plays in suppressing the voices and actions of people of color has far reaching implications. As the author of this article, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, points out, “racism derails our efforts to save the planet.”

In what other ways might systemic social issues and/or the political climate (in this country) intersect with (geo)science? In other words, how does society, politics, and geology intersect? Not sure, consider debates such as the Dakota Access Pipeline (Links to an external site.), Drilling in the Arctic National Refuge (Links to an external site.) or Black Lung Disease and Coal Mining (Links to an external site.).Hi please see the attachments for directions of assignment. This is an example of how the assignment needs to look

Example:

Why did I choose this article?

I have chosen the following article because I think it encapsulates much of what we are currently struggling with in this country. The topic featured in this article is a sensitive and evocative topic. With this in mind, let us all agree that it is important that we discuss this topic with compassion, empathy, professionalism, and respect.

Link to Article: I’m a black climate expert. Racism derails our efforts to save the planet. (Links to an external site.)

Chapter in Exploring Geology: I would place this article in Ch 13: Climate, Weather, and Their Influence on Geology in Exploring Geology.

Discussion Question: While some of the evils of racism are more visible than others, the role it plays in suppressing the voices and actions of people of color has far reaching implications. As the author of this article, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, points out, “racism derails our efforts to save the planet.”

In what other ways might systemic social issues and/or the political climate (in this country) intersect with (geo)science? In other words, how does society, politics, and geology intersect? Not sure, consider debates such as the Dakota Access Pipeline (Links to an external site.), Drilling in the Arctic National Refuge (Links to an external site.) or Black Lung Disease and Coal Mining (Links to an external site.).

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Why did I choose this article?
I chose the article because it makes the high carbon print threat on the planet real. The article serves to get people talking about ways to reduce carbon emission. It makes it feel likes its everyone’s responsibility to ensure a reduction in carbon emission because when the earth gets destroyed, everyone will be affected.
Link to Article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/09/21/climate-change-metronome-clock-nyc/
Chapter in Exploring Geology: Chapter 13: Climate, Weather, and Their Influence on Geology in Exploring Geology.
Discussion Question: People are ignorant of what happens to the planet due to high carbon emissions to the environment. Working towards reducing carbon emissions on the planet everyone’s responsibility. What individual efforts can people put into ensuring a reduction in the current carbon emissions rate?

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