Give a focused description of one consequence of global warming, such as extreme weather events or coral bleaching.

The report should be a minimum of 1500 words and You should have 5 paragraphs minimum.
be typed in 12 pt. Arial font, double spaced, 1″ margins;
Submit your paper in the form of a word document or PDF. Hand written papers will not be accepted.
You must include in the report a minimum of 3 charts or graphs that you use to support your conclusions. The graphics are in ADDITION to the 1500 words. Again, be sure to analyze the data included in these graphics in the body of the report. At least one of the graphs or charts must be created by you from data. The data must be included in the report. You should also cite the chart or graph and include in the figure title the source for the figure.
You must cite 5 credible, recent (no more than 5 years old) scientific sources that have their conclusions supported by data. Refer to the directions for the correct format to use when citing an internet source.
include all references cited within the paper and listed at the end of the report, formatted as specified.
follow APA format
You must append a list of references at the end of the report using the format associated with scientific research papers—this is NOT the MLA format that is used for papers in the humanities. Rather, when a work is referred to in your paper, you place a number after the reference. That number will correspond to a numbered list of references. Title this page “Bibliography”
There is an available rubric that allows you to see how each item is weighted. The total value of this report is equivalent to one major exam
Citation format
Number each citation within the body of the paper, in the order cited. List the sources in the Bibliography in the numbered order, so the first paper cited is #1, etc.
# of the reference followed by a period.
Name of organization that published the article followed by a period.
Title of the Article and year it was published followed by a period.
The complete URL followed by a period.
The date that you accessed the article followed by a period. See example.
American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2003. http://www.cancer.org/downloads/STT/CAFF2003PWSecured.pdf. Accessed March3, 2003.
All Bibliography entries must include year, author, title, source. If the source is a web page, give the name of the organization that published, the title, the author and year (if listed), along with the complete URL to that page, along with the date you accessed the article. If the source is a published journal (even if you access it by internet), list the Journal name, Edition, and pages for the article.
Note: All sources must be cited, and all citations must be listed in the Bibliography.
A suggestion for the organization of the body of your paper:
The Introduction:
Introduce the purpose of the report in the first paragraph. Summarize the topics and explain the rationale that makes the paper a coherent report.
The Body: (include your charts and graphics in this section). In three separate paragraphs:
It is important as you develop the body of your report to have some continuity to the information. The paper should flow easily from one paragraph to the next. Use your introduction to guide your progression through the paper.
In the body you should separate main ideas into at least 3 paragraphs:
Define what is meant by the term global warming.
Include a discussion of the data that supports global warming trends in the environment. At this point you may include the reasons given for the denial of global warming. Check out the references that are used to support the denial of global warming to see if they are scientifically credible. Analyze this perspective, and evaluate its reliability.
Give a focused description of one consequence of global warming, such as extreme weather events or coral bleaching.
(You won’t be able to cover every point in numbers 2 and 3, so pick two or three topics to emphasize and limit the focus of your paper.)
The Conclusion:
In your conclusion, start with a concise summary of your research. Describe actions to slow the increase of global warming that have occurred at the national and international level and what steps you as an individual can take. You may state a conclusion as to whether or not, after analyzing the data, you agree that the data supports a global warming trend. If you do not believe that the data supports this, you must have credible, scientific data to support your conclusion.
The graphics:
You must include a data table (properly cited) and a graph or chart that you created from that data.
You must include at least two other graphs, charts, or maps that support your topic.
All 3 of the graphics must be properly cited and explained within the body. Your explanation should include a basic description of the graphic and an analysis of what the data might mean.
Citations & Bibliography:
This should be the last page of your paper
All statements of fact and quotes must be cited. Citations in-text should be numbered, in the order each source is first cited. So, the first citation is designated (1), and any time that source is cited, that same number is used. The list of citations at the end of the paper are numbered to match, and listed in the order of citation. All citation information should match APA format. Citations should be listed starting on a new page, with the title Citations, Bibliography, or other clearly descriptive title.
All Bibliography entries must include year, author, title, source. If the source is a web page, give the name of the organization that published, the title, the author and year (if listed), along with the complete URL to that page, along with the date you accessed the article. If the source is a published journal (even if you access it by internet), list the Journal name, Edition, and pages for the article.

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