Your supervisor has asked you to prepare a grant proposal to secure funding for future climate change related emerging environmental health issues in your community. The first step is to persuade the Board of Directors that funding is needed and your time will be well spent on writing the grant.
Review the Executive Summary of The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment and choose one of the topics in the assessment.
Source: USGCRP, 2016: The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment. Crimmins, A., J. Balbus, J.L. Gamble, C.B. Beard, J.E. Bell, D. Dodgen, R.J. Eisen, N. Fann, M.D. Hawkins, S.C. Herring, L. Jantarasami, D.M. Mills, S. Saha, M.C. Sarofim, J. Trtanj, and L. Ziska, Eds. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, 312 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.7930/J0R49NQX
Once you have chosen a topic, write a 500-word persuasive essay that includes:
- A detailed discussion of the emerging environmental health issue created by climate change.
- How federal, state and local government and non-government organizations can effectively address the issue.
- The measures that need to be taken to prevent harm from these environmental hazards in the future.
Be sure that you are informing and then persuading the Board of Directors that this is an important issue and it is best to secure funding now, before a health hazard arises and there is an immediate need for funds.
You may also want to review Writing a Persuasive Essay from the Writing Center located in the Academic Success Center.
Your paper needs to include at least three (3) references, which may include the assigned reading material for Unit 9.