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Global Warming

Is a Plan Emerging?

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Global Warming: Is a Plan Emerging? (11/29/2006)

  • Presentation transcript

  • Presentation video

  • Questions answered by this presentation:

    1. Why is global warming considered a health risk?
    2. Which three sectors seem to be converging to form a plan for global warming?
    3. How much did U.S. insurance companies pay out in weather-related disaster damages in 2005?
    4. Why is this number so noteworthy?
    5. How might we reduce greenhouse gases by a third over the next 25 years?

    Related Links

    Homeowners may feel heat of global warming (Boston Globe)
    Living on the coast can be risky.

    Climate Change (EPA)
    Information from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Katrina's Costs (Reuters)
    Judge rules insurance covers New Orleans homeowners

    Corporate Involvement (USA Today)
    Corporate America warms to fight against global warming

    Managing Risk (Swiss Re)
    Swiss Re's insurance product for carbon credit transactions

    Global Warming Heats Up (Time Magazine)
    Global warming crisis is upon us

    High Court Involvement (Boston Globe)
    Supreme Court takes up global warming case

    Court Rules 5-4 in Massachusetts versus EPA (Environmental Defense)
    Supreme Court finds that EPA can regulate heat-trapping pollution, putting pressure on Congress to act on global warming

    Links updated: 26 January 2009
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