Threats to the Global Environment
Congratulations! The United Nations has hired you as a consultant on global issues.
Many of the UN members are not satisfied with the progress of the Millennium Development Goals. They feel that the goals focus on the wrong issues. There is a disconnect between what issues the UN developed countries believe are priorities and what many developing countries feel the prioritized issues should be. For example, the country of Burundi has asked that one of the goals be focused on food security. Austria, however, is adamant that the major current global issue is to mediate ceasefires in countries in the midst of a civil war.
You have been asked to provide an unbiased perspective and identify the four issues you feel most impact the global environment. You will present your findings at the next UN General Assembly. Your goal is to provide a history of each issue, the number of countries affected, and the effects of this threat to the world population.
Of the eight major threats listed below, choose the four that you consider the most critical.
Poor health of entire populations
Lack of educational opportunities
Inappropriate uses of technology
For your presentation to the United Nations:
- Develop a minimum of four slides per issue for a minimum total of 16 slides.
- Provide at least a paragraph on each slide (in the notes section) to explain the reason this information is relevant to the UN’s assessment.
- To review how to do any of the required assignment deliverables in PowerPoint, please refer to your Lynda.com account or reach out to your instructor ahead of time.
- For each issue, create a graph or chart to analyze the data you have collected.
- Cite at least five credible sources excluding Wikipedia, dictionaries, and encyclopedias.
This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different compared to other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details. (Note: You’ll 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.
Description: Assignment 3a – Threats to the Global Environment
|Meets Minimum Expectations|
Below 60% F
|1. From the given list, prioritize four of the eight global issues to asses for the presentation.||Selected four or more issues from the given list.|
Selected only three issues from the given list.
Selected only two issues from the given list.
Selected only one issue from the given list.
Did not select any issues from the given list.
|2. Completed a minimum of four slides per issue for a minimum total of 16 slides.|
Compiled four or more slides per issue.
Compiled only three slides per issue.
Compiled only two slides per issue.
Compiled only one slide per issue.
Compiled fewer than one slide per issue.
|3. Included a paragraph accurately and sufficiently explaining the reason this information is relevant to the UN’s assessment.|
Included a paragraph accurately and sufficiently explaining the reason the information is relevant to the assessment.
Included less than a paragraph, or some information is inaccurate or insufficiently explained, or is irrelevant to the assessment.
Included less than a paragraph, and some information is inaccurate and insufficiently explained, and irrelevant to the assessment.
Either did not provide a full paragraph, or provided material inaccurate, insufficient, and irrelevant to the assessment.
Did not provide an explanation relevant to the assessment.
|4. Meets five minimum reference/citation requirement.|
Exceeds minimum reference/citation requirement
Meets minimum reference/citation requirement
Properly references citations used in the assessment but does not reference at least 5 citations.
Does not properly reference citations used in assessment.
Does not reference any citations in the assessment.
|5. Clarity, writing mechanics and formatting|
0-2 errors present.
3-4 errors present.
5-6 errors present.
7-8 errors present.
More than 8 errors present.