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Sergio Sanchez

English 1302
Research Questions
1. Is our fossil fuel consumption and emissions the main cause of global warming?
2. Is global warming affecting the earths polar ice caps? How does this affect our
ecosystem?
3. Is the rapidly changing ecosystem contributing to the deaths and subsequent extinction of
wildlife?
4. What course of action can we take to reduce harmful emissions?
Citations
1) Global Warming is Human Caused - National Wildlife Federation. (n.d.).
Retrieved March 06, 2016, from http://www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Threats-toWildlife/Global-Warming/Global-Warming-is-Human-Caused.aspx
This article provides the scientific explanation as to how our fossil fuel emissions affect our
atmosphere. It is therefore an important piece of information that addresses my 1st question.

2) Climate change causes: A blanket around the Earth. (n.d.). Retrieved March 06,
2016, from http://climate.nasa.gov/causes/
This amalgam of information provided by NASA gives the reader the information that explains
the effect humans are having on the planet. This article relates to my first question as well.
3) Climate Change: Basic Information. (n.d.). Retrieved March 06, 2016, from
http://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/basics/
This governmental briefing from the EPA tells of how we are all causing global warming. It is a
solid source for research and a reliable governmental article.
4) Global Warming Puts the Arctic on Thin Ice. (n.d.). Retrieved March 06, 2016,
from http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/qthinice.asp
This article provides the reader with valuable information on how global warming is affecting
our polar ice caps. This relates to my 2nd question.
5) Arctic Sea Ice Decline. (n.d.). Retrieved March 06, 2016, from
https://www.wunderground.com/climate/SeaIce.asp

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This essay condenses the information necessary for my 2nd question of my research. It provides
important information regarding the effects that the melting polar ice caps has on the earths
ecosystem.

6) The impacts of climate change on nature. (n.d.). Retrieved March 06, 2016, from
http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/aboutcc/problems/impacts/

This essay by advocacy group World Wildlife Fund explains the effects that the changing climate
has on our flora and fauna. It gives me the necessary information to answer my 3rd question.
7) By Christine Dell'Amore, National Geographic PUBLISHED April 2, 2014.
(n.d.). 7 Species Hit Hard by Climate Change-Including One That's Already
Extinct. Retrieved March 06, 2016, from
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140331-global-warmingclimate-change-ipcc-animals-science-environment/

National Geographic published this illuminating news article. Again, it addresses my 3rd question
driving the point home, that our ecosystems are being severely destroyed by climate change.

8) United States. National Park Service. (2016). How You Can Help Reduce
Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Home. Retrieved March 06, 2016, from
http://www.nps.gov/pore/learn/nature/climatechange_action_home.htm
The National Park Service recently released these helpful steps on what we as a society could do
to reduce our carbon footprint. This relates directly to the 4th and final of my research questions.

9) How to reduce your carbon footprint. (n.d.). Retrieved March 06, 2016, from
https://www.carbonfund.org/reduce

My final citation is significant to my research questions because it addresses my 4th question. It


gives the reader the information required to make effective changes in the way in which we drive
and reduce emissions.

Sergio Sanchez
English 1302