Discussion Forum: How does human development impact natural systems

Discussion Forum: How does human development impact natural systems

This week we will discuss the impact of humans on the environment.

Please write at least TWO full paragraphs (four to five sentences each) that provide an example of the question prompt below. Use your discussion post to bring up new ideas, while also adding to the ideas shared in previous posts. Follow these general guidelines for your discussion post:

1. Introduction: Provide a brief description of your example and at least two ways it has impacted the environment (think both locally and globally).

2. Discussion: Further discuss your example and its environmental impacts; be specific, use outside research, conclude your thoughts, and cite your sources with correctly formatted in-text citations. You should use at least two outside resources (The course textbook does not count as one, though if you do take information from it you must cite it. Do not use Wikipedia as a source).

3. References: Cite your sources (make sure they are correctly formatted).

Once you have completed your discussion post, respond to the discussion post of at least one of your classmates. Was their example valid and are you convinced by their ideas? Explain and support your objections or doubts and/or provide additional relevant information. Cite your sources if applicable. Your response should be approximately one paragraph in length.

Your posts will be graded on the following criteria: adding new ideas, well written, outside citations, and contributing to previous discussion.

*Do not attach files. All material must be posted within the space provided.

**Discussion posts less than two full paragraphs will automatically receive a score of zero.

***Acceptable citation styles are APA (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and MLA (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (online citation creator (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.); see plagiarism policy for a description of plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Lesson 1 Discussion Topic:

How does human development impact natural systems?

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