10/6/2013 Grant Augsburg, Drew Hall, Jake Ruggles
Dear Professor Chung:
I. Statement of Problem - Global Warming is affecting climate and extreme weather This research needs to be conducted because not only are the lives of humans being affected through things like tornados hurricanes and droughts.(which affect everything from crop growth to death of humans) but also the lives of flora and fauna are being affected. Some species are being driven out of their natural habitats or toward extinction.
II. Purpose of Study - To discover why its occurring and how to fix it The goal of the study is to figure out what exactly is causing these specific changes and how to fix them. This is important because identifying the exact cause helps to identiify what course of action should be taken. Unit of analysis will be temperature vs population. Without certain species life is not the same.
III. Research Questions / Hypothesis For the purpose of this study, the following question were addressed:
i. What ways can we reduce losses of flora and flauna? ii. How can we prevent more natural disasters? iii. Are greenhouse gases the main cause of climate change?
As part of this study, investigation included one research hypothesis: iv. Hypothesis: If greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in our atmosphere, then climate change will continue to occur, causing an increase in severe weather such as hurricanes and droughts.
IV. Conclusion (Impacts, Benefits) Tell me why your scientific topic and display deserves a spot in the museum Without a global understanding of how climate change affects weather, the problem will not be solved. That is why it is vital that people become informed of this problem. Weather also has the potential to change anyone’s life, so this problem appeals to everyone, which will attract attention in the museum. Although humans might not be suffering from climate change effects yet, plants and animals are. The display could show what has been happening with those plants and animals and that humans could be next if we aren’t proactive about the problem.
Drew Hall [Drew Hall, Co-Principal Investigator]
Jake Ruggles [Jake Ruggles, Co-Principal Investigator]
Grant Augsburg [Grant Augsburg, Co-Principal Investigator] Greenhouse Gang