Your final paper should be 2500 - 3000 words in length (11-12- pages) excluding the title and references pages.
The “problem parameters” you have been including in your final paper are:
How did the problem arise?
This includes a historical perspective and what has changed over time in the perception of this issue as a problem? Was it always perceived as a problem or only more recently and why?
Why is it a problem?
Most things are not totally evil and so what are possible benefits, short or long term from this issue?
How do different people and different scientists weigh these different perspectives?
Who is impacted by this problem?
Compare and contrast the impact on developed and under developed countries.
Has there been a lack of diverse voices in examining and appreciating the importance of this problem?
How are these groups impacted by this problem?
Is the impact felt as something in an economic, social, resources or political areas or something else?
Are there differences in the impact on different socio-economic groups, races, ethnicities or other segments of the population?
Is the impact particularly confined to one country or multi-national?
What two science disciplines will you use to frame this problem and the possible solutions offered by these two disciplines? Why are you selecting these two?
You may create more of these “Parameters” depending on your problem. This is a first step in outlining your project so more thought and effort now will make it easier later on.
Remember that your final paper should include these perspectives and ideas:
How both the disciplines contribute to possible solutions
How these perspectives differ and are similar
Identify at least 2 possible solutions to the problem:
What are the pros and cons of each - include feasibility, cost and willingness of countries, peoples, or other stakeholders as indicated to participate in the solutions
Have these been attempted in pilot studies or a small scale? What were the results?
How did the two disciplines you selected contribute to these solutions?
What has to change for this problem to be alleviated, or can it ever be alleviated?
What are your suggestions for the best possible solution given the parameters you’ve outlined
Can these sustainable energy sources match the ever growing population and its relative demand? Name Institution of Affiliation Date Introduction Recently, a study by Abelard Organization (2016) shows that there has been an exponential growth in population which has led to a drastic rise in energy demand. As most of the energy is sourced from nuclear reactors, diesel, and hydraulic generators, this exploitation has proven unclean and not safe for the environment. Also, due to the population increase, the demand for energy is strained to lead to over-exploitation of energy resources. This requirement has resulted in the questioning of whether alternative sources can be used instead of fossil energy. Can these sustainable energy sources match the ever growing population and its relative demand? This paper is going to shade light on the various areas as pertained to energy sources, the pros and cons of dirty energy, their effects on the environment, the advantages of clean sources, impacts on the economy and whether their sustainability can match the ever increasing trend of population growth and its relative demand. Historical perspective Fossil fuel has been in use for over 3000 years ago where coal from the Fu-shun mine in northeastern China may have been used to smelt copper. Coal is also found in most of the lower US states and throughout the globe. Oil has also been used for over 6,000 years, from the ancient Sumerians, Assyrians, and Babylon...