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Essay #5: Countries and Climate Change

Learning Objectives


Before you begin this assignment, you will need to e-mail your TA your top 3 countries you would like to write about. You may not select the United States. Your TA will tell you which species you are assigned. For this essay you will research your country and describe how the culture of that country influences its climate change mitigation actions.


For this essay, answer the following questions and prompts.

1. Describe your country:

2. Describe how you think the culture of the country influences how it reacts to climate change:

3. Describe the climate change actions your country has taken: (for this answer you do not need to include every action/agreement your country has been involved in, just the ones you think are the most important)

4. Describe what will your country do:

5. Describe what you think your country should do?


This assignment draws upon the following files:

Exercise 5: Countries and Climate Change

Bloom, Arnold J (2010) Global Climate Change, Convergence of Disciplines, Sinauer Assoc., Sunderland, MA.

CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

White House page: http://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/climate-change

US Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/


• Title page with your name, date, essay title
• 2-3 pages double spaced
• 12 point font, Times New Roman
• 1” margins
• You must use at least 4 references
• Include in-text citations and a reference list for any sources you use. The reference list does not count toward your page limit.
• Refer to the documents on Essay Writing and Formatting for examples and more details.