Critical Threats to the Global Environment

Select two threats. Listed below are eight issues that the UN feels pose the most significant threats to global security. Some of these apply to the Earth’s 7.7 billion people, while others are limited primarily to developing countries. Regardless of where these threats are concentrated, your job as a consultant is to identify two of them that you consider the most critical to the globe’s population.

Issue Options
The use of fossil fuels as an energy source.
Globalization.
Insufficient educational opportunities in developing countries.
A lack of access to technology.
Civil war (NOT the U.S. Civil War).
The rise in oceans’ levels.
Covid-19 and the global pandemic.
The dangers of poor countries remaining poor.
Step 2
Write a minimum of an 8 page persuasive paper about your two threats.

Write an introduction paragraph of at least one-half page in length identifying the two threats you have selected and the purpose of the paper. Then, for the two threats you chose:

Identify the factors that make it such a serious risk to the global environment that you would choose to present it to the UN.
Analyze the role that humans have played in aggravating this threat to the Earth’s environment.
Suggest initiatives that the global community can take to mitigate the worst effects of this environmental threat.
Write a conclusion paragraph of at least one-half page in length that summarizes your impressions of these risks for global stability

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Today’s global environment

What specific threats do you see in today s global environment
It should be a written security policy is the foundation of a successful security endeavor. Without a written policy, security will be chaotic and uncontrolled. A security policy defines and assigns roles and responsibilities to personnel within the organization. Network infrastructure design can have a significant impact on security. Administrators can employ numerous network components and devices to support a network security policy. These include firewalls, VPNs, and IDSs/IPSs.

What specific threats do YOU see in today’s global environment?

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Globalization

  1. What is your own words would be a good definition of the term globalization? [Hint: You may have to
    combine and recombine several different definitions from different sources, your book, businessdictionary.com].
    Please cite your ALL sources
    Globalization Under Existential Threat?
  2. Present convincing arguments regarding this: To what extent do you agree or disagree that —and most
    importantly—why in either case:
    Regarding, the range (types) of goods and services produced and traded around the world, globalization
    growth WILL (i) flatline, (ii) splutter, or (iii) simply wither and disappear?
  3. Making very cogent arguments, respond to this issue: To what extent do you agree or disagree and why, in
    either case, that
    globalization has always been with us, and despite its shortcomings, and the associated inequalities created
    around the world, it will continue to exist in two-sided, bilateral (country-to-country) trading relationships, and/or
    in multilateral ones such as NAFTA (USA, Canada, and Mexico)?

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Global Warming

This week you studied air pollution and the efforts to try and reduce the amounts of air pollution in specific countries. The discussion this week follows a similar path and poses a question regarding global warming.

Most climate experts believe that the Earth is currently experiencing global warming. Your textbook discusses efforts to model how global warming might affect surface temperatures between now and the year 2100. Most models suggest that the Earth’s mean surface temperature will increase between 1.4 and 5.8 degrees Centigrade by the end of the 21st century. This large range of possible surface temperature increases results from an inadequate understanding of the Earth’s climatic system and uncertainties in the data that were entered into the models. Despite allowances for errors in the climate models, critics of claims for global warming still believe that the quality of the climatic data is greatly overestimated and that no reliable conclusions about future surface temperature trends can be made at this time.

Do you believe that we will experience significant global warming during this century due to air pollution? Why do you feel this way?

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Globalization and Theory of Justice

In chapters 2 and 3 of her book Justice Across Boundaries, O’Neill presents an obligation-based account of what wealthy countries, or people in wealthy countries, have to do in order to provide aid for poor people in poor or underdeveloped countries. She contrasts her account with a number of rights-based accounts of what has to be done for the poor in poor or underdeveloped countries. Briefly describe her own account, and at least two rights-based accounts. Give your own assessment of the merits of the accounts that you describe. Do you think that O’Neill is right about the superiority of her own account? Give reasons for your answer.

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International labor migration

Choose five of the following ten questions and respond in a paragraph of at least five sentences. Use vocabulary we’ve learned and draw explicitly from our

readings and course materials. Then upload your response to Canvas before class on 4/6.

1.What would Portes and Zhou say about Huntington’s critique of ‘new’ immigrants to the US?

2.What economic, social, cultural, organizational, and political factors work to initiate international labor migration streams?

3.What economic, social, cultural, organizational, and political factors work to sustain international labor migration streams?

4.Propose two new immigration policies. Using immigration research findings, justify them.

5.Is contemporary immigration more similar or more different to the Ellis Island wave of immigrants? Explain.

6.We’ve spent some time examining context of reception. Explain how it shapes integration outcomes.

7.How does ‘new’ assimilation theory respond to the critiques of ‘old’ assimilation theory?

8.Break up US immigration policy into three of four historical periods. Describe how the policy changed in each period.

9.We reviewed four ways that boundary theory clarifies the dynamics of immigration. Explain at least three of them and give an example of at least two of

them.

10.How have federal immigration restrictions increased in the past 25-35 years?

11.Using evidence from the readings, explain the relationship of transnationalism to assimilation.

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Domestic Versus International Considerations

Write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions

Research a real-world company, such as Walmart, Starbucks, or Apple, that has expanded operations internationally. Write 300–500 words on international supply

chain management using the company that you researched as your focus. Your response should answer the following questions:

From manufacturing to the distribution of goods on an international scale, what are the main elements of a supply chain?
What are the steps involved in producing an order and shipping it to the customer?
What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of international operations?

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Globalization and Development

Since economic downturn beginning in 2008, more attention has been paid to the magnitude of social problems that can result from irresponsible, unethical, and illegal actions of enormously powerful mega corporations.

The Corporation (2004), winner of 26 awards, is a troubling documentary which argues that if the corporation is legally an individual, that individual is a psychopath. Watch the video and respond to the following questions:
Should corporations have the same legal rights as individuals?
How can we ensure that corporations are held accountable for their actions? Should individuals (directors, employees, shareholders) bear any responsibility for the actions of a corporation? If so, to what degree?
What are the benefits of the corporate form? Could an alternative model offer these benefits as well?
Do you think corporations are the root cause of the problem, or is it something else, and if so, what?

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