Threats to the Global Environment Counterargument

Threats to the Global Environment Counterargument

The members of the United Nations are impressed by your presentation. The information you provided has led to productive debates. There are now questions about prioritizing the issues at hand. Some of the countries are challenging your recommendations and questioning your reasons for not including certain other issues they believe are priorities.

There are four remaining threats in the list of major global issues. Review the topics and reflect on two that you did not use in Assignment 3a. Defend your reasons for considering these topics to be less important than the issues you assessed in Assignment 3a.

1. Energy sources 2. Globalization 3. Lack of educational opportunities

4. Cultural taboos 5. Climate change 6. Poor health of entire populations

7. Civil war 8. Inappropriate uses of technology

  1. Choose two of these four threats and write one paragraph on each threat stating why each is less a priority to the health of the global environment than the four you assessed in Assignment 3a.
  2. Support your argument with at least three scholarly sources for each threat chosen (a total of at least 6 sources) that can be used to support your position that these two threats are less a priority than the four threats which you chose to assess in assignment 3a.
  3. Each counterargument should include:
  • An opening statement describing the threat; Three (3) points that offer evidence which supports your position that these threats are less a priority than the four threats that you assessed in Assignment 3a.
  1. Please cite at least three scholarly sources in your argument.
  2. For a brief list of resources for this assignment, please see the end of the course guide.

This course requires use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details. (Note: You will be prompted to enter your Blackboard login credentials to view these standards.)

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine the factors that account for why the growth in the world’s population can negatively affect global society.


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Threats to the Global Environment Counterargument

The issues that were assessed in the presentation were the major global threats that face countries or the world today. These threats included energy sources, globalization, and inappropriate use of technology, poor health of entire populations, cultural taboos, climate change, civil war, and lack of educational opportunities. There are many questions that arise on the manner in which each threat is supposed to be addressed or resources prioritized towards addressing these concerns. As a result, some of the threats would be ranked with less priority than others. Ranking the threats requires an individual to assess the effect of each threat, the populations that are affected by the threat, and the available strategies that can be sought to address the threat.

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