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Answer the two questions below: 1. Is it important to understand the connection

Answer the two questions below:
1. Is it important to understand the connection between the status quo and Political Ecology to avoid mass tourism? Explain and provide an example.
2. Is it important to understand the connection between the co-production of knowledge and governance to avoid mass tourism? Explain and provide an example.
A) Pick one question to respond as a short answer in the following range: 200-250 words.
B) Pick one question to respond as a short essay in a range of words: 400-450 words.
You need to provide an explanation and example only for your choice for the 450 words essay.
A) Your short answer:
6 marks for the explanation (200-250 words). Do Not provide example only explanation.
The explanation has to be sound and related to the course content (susutainability of mass tourism and impacts on environment). About the explanation: A thorough and good explanation gets 6 marks; if it’s a bit too general/broad, from 5 to 4 marks; if it’s vague 3 to 2 marks; and if it’s slightly or not connected to the course 1 to 0 marks.
B) Your short essay answer (400-450 words): Explanation and Example.
You will structure the essay in three parts (400-450 words) (you need to show the word count, if not, 1.0 marks will be deducted):
1) Introduction (4 marks): You will explicitly state your answer to the question (do not be vague or general) by indicating the points or aspects that you will expand on the Body. In other words, you will lay out explicitly the organization of the essay.
2) Body (8 marks): This part should include the details for your answer and supporting material. Ensure that the Body follows the organization you explained in the Introduction, which will facilitate the essay flow and coherence. In addition, you must provide references for any ideas, arguments or wording from sources used with in-text citations (APA). Lecture slides do not count as references and please, do not use Wikipedia or encyclopedias. The only websites you can cite, if needed, are the YouTube mass tourism case studies and the Naranjo Chico website (using APA).
REMEMBER: Please paraphrase, do not copy or do a simple paraphrase of the text from the lecture slides, which could lead to a case of plagiarism.
3) Conclusion (3 marks): This is the part where you explicitly state the connections between all the points made in your essay. You will provide the most important and relevant points from your Body and summarize them here. Do not just repeat the same sentences.
4) Bibliography: List the sources cited in the text (APA). This part is not included in the word count. This part is not marked, but is just a requirement to avoid any risk of plagiarism. You can use the bibliography from the course (articles and book chapters).
*The word count includes all the text from parts 1) to 3), including in-text citations. You need to show the word count at the end of each answer.
+Use the attached sources. Be careful of plagiarism when paraphrasing the lecture. Do not in text cite the lectures, only include it in bibliography. In text cite all other sources. You are not allowed to cite websites. You can cite outside scholarly sources if needed.

1350-1900 words (4-6 pages) MLA • An Introduction with essential information ab

1350-1900 words (4-6 pages)
• An Introduction with essential information about the text you’ll be writing about:
◦ The author’s name(s) and title of the article you’re writing about
◦ A brief summary of the text’s purpose and main argument
◦ A brief summary of the text’s intended audience
◦ After you’ve included the essential information, then you should end your introduction with your three-point thesis statement.
• A Body: You’ve probably already done much of the work you’ve needed to do in order to draft your body paragraphs!
◦ Don’t forget to start the body of your essay off with a paragraph discussing the purpose of the article you’re analyzing. Then, the discussion post you completed can be the beginning of your rhetorical analysis body paragraphs.
◦ To start a new paragraph, provide a transition and a topic sentence that sets up a point the thesis previewed. After that, include textual evidence, explain how that evidence is an example of that strategy, and explain how this instance of the strategy supports the author’s overall purpose and/or intended audience’s engagement with the essay.
◦ Once you finish your analytical paragraphs, compose a few reflecting on what you learned and experienced as a reader and writer through this process.
• A Conclusion that reviews your main argument and the claims you made.

* Please proofread the parts that I wrote and fix + add on to the material that

* Please proofread the parts that I wrote and fix + add on to the material that I have written.
*Please use the source that I provide instead of searching online
*- Don’t waste a lot of words describing where evidence comes from. You can say “Research shows that…” with a live link to the research. Don’t waste words like this: “An article entitled “blah blah blah blah,” which appeared in the Journal of Inflated Prose, volume 2, issue 45, by D.B. Silly, shows that…”.
* What ratio of summary:application should I aim for? I’d say 50:50. You can go a little higher on application but not much. Definitely don’t write a paper that’s mostly a summary.
Paper instruction:
You’re basically writing and justifying a “nature prescription” for a target setting or target population, with an eye to convincing the decision-makers responsible for that place/population that they should follow your prescription.
Your job will be to consider the likely ramifications of increased contact with nature in that place/for that person or group, and how to introduce more contact with nature into the place/your people/person’s lives in a way that fits what you know about that place/people/person. If you are familiar with a place or population that struggles with real challenges
* One paragraph should be approximately less than or equal to 125 words.
* applying and summary of the material/reading should be 50 percent and 50 percent would be how I am going to apply that to my target audience specifically.
* I already divided my paper up to 3 parts which is nature will help mental health, learning, and social life of students
* I have written mental part mostly, so please write half of the word count to learning and social life.
* please be detail as possible. For example, putting green space in school is too generic.
**(*** YOU NEED to use source that I provide on the attachment. I will put sources document on this. Please use at least 1 source per paragraph
** Just for information, I will put my peer’s paper so that you can see example of this kind of paper

The objective of the research report for this course is to develop in students a

The objective of the research report for this course is to develop in students an appreciation of the need for transparent, accountable and sustainable decision-making by any and all individuals, communities, public and private agencies, governments and corporations. By applying the two analytical ‘tools’ described in the first half of the course — Franklin’s concept of redemptive technology and the ecological calculations associated with the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) — students are expected to critically assess a technology or practice of their choice that has been or is being developed and/or adopted as a response to one of Canada’s many environmental challenges. The expectation is that your research effort into the nature of a specific technology or practice will be as thorough as possible an application of these two methodologies, given the available information, and will allow for an informed opinion as to the merits of both the technology itself and the utility of the tools you have applied to support your conclusions.
These two ‘tools’ students will be applying are very information-dependent and, arguably, are absolutely necessary for making informed and responsible decisions about the development, utility and adoption of any new technologies. The decisions we have to make as a country about how to respond to climate disruption, the over-harvesting of our natural resources, choosing between economic and ecological growth, and the push for greener and more sustainable technologies, are all many and varied, often promoted for political and ideological reasons, with less emphasis on the actual efficacy of or necessity for effective technological innovation.
So your jobs are to do just that. Examine a technology or practice in order to demonstrate (1) the quality and quantity of available information (indicating the relative level of transparency); (2) whether it should be developed or adopted as a result (by incorporating the ecological decision-making tools); and assessing whether there is the commitment and opportunity to monitor the technology or practise over time in order to ensure its positive contribution to sustainable development, allowing for some form of adaptive or flexible decision-making into the future.
Students will be responsible for applying the TWO tools listed above and described on the course outline. All reports must include an introduction to both the technology or practice understudy and a brief description of how the two analytical tools will be applied for the analysis of the technology or practice. The reports will be judged according to how well the tools are understood and applied in the report; the research and writing efforts; and the number of students contributing to the report. There must also be a conclusion which (1) summarizes the positive and negative characteristics of the technology or practice relative to the environmental issue it is intended to address; (2) makes an informed recommendation about whether the technology or practice should be adopted, developed or discarded; and (3) critically assesses the utility of applying the combination of tool used to make these decisions in the first place.
Choose any one of the following broad topic areas:
* Any natural resource extractive or processing activity (oil, coal, minerals, esp. gold, copper and uranium)
* Carbon neutralizing technologies (including carbon sequestering, carbon trading)
* Renewable energy systems
* The Petrochemical industry
* Communications technology (cell phones, computers, internet cabling, etc.)
* Industrial agriculture (hog, cattle, chickens, field crops)
* Ecological farming
* Hard rock (open pit) mining
* Waste management technologies
* Urban sustainability technologies or practices
* Building construction
* Bio-engineering and genetic modification
The final submission MUST include a complete and well-formatted bibliography that reflects both your research efforts and the analytical tools you have employed. Reports must reference all secondary information adequately and appropriately to a well-formatted bibliography or risk a grade of ‘0’.
REPORT GRADING RUBRIC out of the 40 marks:
5 marks – description of the technology or practice being examined and reason(s) for choosing the decision-making approach(es) or tool(s) being applied in the report.
5 marks – the quality of the research that supports the analysis of the technology or practice. This includes the variety and substantive nature of your research resources.
20 marks – an in-depth assessment of the technology or practice demonstrating a sound understanding of the how and why of applying the decision-making tools that will determine your report’s conclusions.
10 marks – a well-argued rationale for determining whether the technology or practice should be developed and/or adopted and any other relevant recommendations such as the utility of these decision-making approaches.

Using the legislation or regulation that you selected this week, draft a 500 – 1

Using the legislation or regulation that you selected this week, draft a 500 – 1,000 word scientific background on the issues underlying the proposed legislation/regulation. A scientific background gives a more technical understanding of the biological/chemical/technological processes, mechanisms, and limitations that underlie a particular issue.
This should differ from the Issue Background in that it should focus explicitly and clearly on the science — not the economics or governance. Imagine trying to get a policymaker up to speed who hasn’t had a chemistry class since middle school; that’s the level of clarity and detail needed in this section. You’ll also need to be extremely conscientious about using reliable, trustworthy sources to provide EIGHT (8) external citations to support your background. I recommend using to get started.
Your scientific background should outline clearly but succinctly:
(1) What type of waste management does this legislation or regulation address?
(2) Which domains of science are most relevant to this type of waste management?
(3) Within those domains, what is the status of scientific knowledge on this issue? What is known/not yet known? Where are scientists still experimenting?
(4) How do the scientific processes, mechanisms, or limitations relate to the options available to address this issue?
(5) What are scientific experts saying on the issue and how it should be addressed? How do they believe the science or the issue will change in the future?
The legislation I’ve selected:

what specific adaptations are you considering? what health effects? what exactl

what specific adaptations are you considering? what health effects? what exactly is the problem you will consider solving, and then apply ethical arguments for why we should to this solution?
frame things as problem, solution, and then using Deontological then Utilitarian ethical reasoning for why we should do that solution.
Full detail of instruction in the attached file(additional materials)
Use minimum 5 peer reviewed science articles and 5 peer-reviewed ethics articles relevant to your topic and uploaded as pdf’s along with your assignment.

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, review the following resources

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, review the following resources:
Life-Cycle Assessment (Links to an external site.)
Life Cycle Analysis (Links to an external site.)
Waste Generation and Management Sustainability (Links to an external site.)
At a Glance: A Global Picture of Solid Waste Management (Links to an external site.)
Mortality and Morbidity in Populations in the Vicinity of Coal Mining: A Systematic Review (Links to an external site.)
Deforestation and Forest Degradation Due to Gold Mining in the Peruvian Amazon: A 34-Year Perspective (Links to an external site.)
Global Waste to Grow 70% by 2050 Unless Action Is Taken (Links to an external site.)
For this week’s engagement activity, you will complete the first step of a life cycle analysis by identifying all the inputs and outputs needed to produce one standard number 2 pencil.
#2 Pencil Image.jpg
Reflect on all of the steps needed to produce each part of the pencil, including the wood, lead, paint, eraser, and metal eraser cup. If you need help, return to the Life-Cycle Assessment video to review how we determined the inputs and outputs for a paperclip.
List and briefly explain all the inputs and outputs in the discussion board below needed to produce the pencil.
Explain the environmental effects from mining one resource that is needed to make the pencil.

The tragedy of the commons concept illustrates what can happen when people use a

The tragedy of the commons concept illustrates what can happen when people use a limited resource, which can result in “what is good for the individual is not necessarily good for the whole.”
Describe an example of the tragedy of the commons in your area. While the video used provided the example of fish being pulled from a pond, what examples do you see in your community?
Identify the natural cycle or system that is being impacted and any threats to the sustainability of a specific resource.
Additionally, identify the people or organization that is responsible for this tragedy of the commons.
Provide one potential solution that could keep this tragedy from degrading the well-being of your neighbors or community.

Instructions: – Your action plan should be two pages (not including the title an

– Your action plan should be two pages (not including the title and reference pages).
– Be sure to use at least two additional scholarly sources (such as an academic article and/or a government safety source such as OSHA), plus your textbook as a reference for your assignment. So, total number of resources will be three.
Textbook: McKinnon, R. C. (2017). Risk-based, management-led, audit-driven, safety management systems. CRC Press.
Suggested Readings from McKinnon Textbook:
Chapter 5: Management-led Safety Management Systems
Chapter 7: Safety Leadership and Organization (Part 1, pp. 103–112)
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. (2012). Management leadership in occupational safety and health: A practical guide. (pp. 6-20)
– All sources must be cited and referenced according to APA standards. Be creative!

Forum) After completing this week’s reading assignment and after watching the vi

Forum) After completing this week’s reading assignment and after watching the video, discuss the historical reasons for terrorism. In your discussion, be sure to address impact of political systems on the rise of terrorism.
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Introduction to Homeland Security: Understanding Terrorism Prevention and Emergency
Management 2nd Edition. ISBN: 978-1119430650
The two chapters for this paper is 3 and 4.