CGW 4U: CANADIAN AND WORLD ISSUES FINAL EXAM

INSTRUCTIONS: COMPLETE EACH RESPONSE IN THE SECTION PROVIDED. YOU MAY TYPE AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE IN THE 2 HOURS!

Complete the ISSUE ANALYSIS based on your preparations during the exam review days. When you have completed the exam PRINT 1 copy and submit it to Ms. Gazan. DO NOT log off your computer until you have a printed copy.


ANALYSIS
EVALUATE, SYNTHESIZE, CONCLUDE
1.WHAT IS THE ISSUE?

2.WHEN/WHY DID THE ISSUE BECOME A CAUSE FOR CONCERN? ANALYSE THE GLOBAL, NATIONAL AND LOCAL SCOPE OF THIS ISSUE.

3.WHAT ARE THE ASPIRATIONS OF THE STAKEHOLDERS WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ISSUE

4.WHAT ARE THE ASPIRATIONS OF THE STAKEHOLDERS WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THE ISSUE

5.WHO APPEARS TO HAVE THE DOMINANT ROLE AT THIS POINT? WHY?

6.WHAT SOLUTIONS HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTED TO DATE? WERE THEY SUCCESSFUL – WHY/WHY NOT?

7.TO WHAT OTHER GLOBAL ISSUES (2 MORE) IS THIS ISSUE CONNECTED? HOW

8.WHAT ARE THE FUTURE IMPLICATIONS IF THIS ISSUE IS NOT MANAGED?

9.WHAT MIGHT A LOGICAL RESOLUTION LOOK LIKE BASED ON YOUR WORLD VIEW OF THIS ISSUE



EVALUATION: 20% OF FINAL MARK
16-20 – Thorough to sophisticated statement of the issue, understanding of the background of the issue, analysis of the stakeholders, evaluation of stakeholder perspectives, sense of scope, connections to 2 other global issues, logic of resolutions, evidence of world view

14-15.9 – Considerable understanding demonstrated in the statement of the issue, understanding of the background of the issue, analysis of the stakeholders, evaluation of stakeholder perspectives, sense of scope, connections to 2 other global issues, logic of resolutions, evidence of world view

12-13.9 – Some understanding demonstrated in the statement of the issue, understanding of the background of the issue, analysis of the stakeholders, evaluation of stakeholder perspectives, sense of scope, connections to 2 other global issues, logic of resolutions, evidence of world view

10-11.9 – Limited understanding demonstrated in the statement of the issue, understanding of the background of the issue, analysis of the stakeholders, evaluation of stakeholder perspectives, sense of scope, connections to 2 other global issues, logic of resolutions, evidence of world view

0-9.9 – Inadequate preparation evident



EXAM WILL BE WRITTEN IN LAB 117 9:00-11:00
BRING ONLY YOUR GREEN SHEET WITH THE LISTED TOPICS - NO OTHER PAPERS
EVERYONE WRITES ON A SCHOOL COMPUTER OR ON PAPER ONLY

CLIMATE CHANGE

Setting the context:
Organize yourselves into groups of 3-4 people. No more than 4 people! Read the parable and be prepared to comment.

“How to catch a monkey”:
a) Hollow out a coconut.
b) Carve a hole in the top and fill the nut with rice. The hole should be just large enough to allow a monkey to put an extended hand inside but not big enough for it to withdraw a whole fistful of rice.
c) Find a likely location and wedge the nut firmly between two large boulders so the top half is clearly visible.
d) Fasten the nut with a chain to a stake in the ground.
e) If the monkey refuses to let go of its handful of rice, it is both trapped and unable to eat the rice.
f) If the monkey relaxes its grip and takes less, it will be both free and fed.
Source: On The Threshold, pg. 18

“Can our species relax its grip and take only what we need?” Think of this question in the context of globalization and sustainability. Can the two ever be reconciled; if so how, if not, why not? Define the terms "globalization" and "sustainability" (2 marks each). Give two examples from the course, other than those from the XL/Northern Gateway pipeline issue or the Damocracy issue, that you can use to justify your perspective (4 marks). Be sure to state the relevance of your issue to globalization and sustainable development.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A "RIGHT ANSWER" KIND OF EXAM, COMPLETE THE CLIMATE CHANGE ANALYSIS BELOW. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANOTHER GLOBAL ISSUE, FOLLOW THE SAME PROCESS AS OUTLINE BELOW WHILE SUBSTITUTING RESOURCES OF INTEREST. CHECK WITH MS. GAZAN FOR APPROVAL OF YOUR TOPIC. I AM AVAILABLE DURING PERIOD 5 ON TUESDAY JANUARY 20 AND WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21 TO OFFER ASSISTANCE. ALL GLOBAL ISSUES SHOULD CONSIDER THE ABOVE PARABLE TO BE VALUABLE TO THEIR ISSUE.

Climate Change
1. Define the concept "commons" using examples.

2.Watch "A Way Forward:Facing Climate Change" (National Geographic 7:00 min.). Discussion points:
  • List the threats of climate change
  • List the impacts of climate change
  • List the reactions to the impacts of climate change
  • Which systems need to work together to minimize the impacts of climate change
  • Who is the IPCC?
  • List contributors to climate change
  • Who is most vulnerable to climate change
  • Where does 1/6th of global population get its drinking water?
  • Who endorses IPCC? What is required to decrease severe impacts of climate change?
  • What paradigm shift is required to help us think differently about our climate commons?

CLIMATE SUMMIT ACTION AGENDA SEPTEMBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY

3.Read "Foreword, by the UN Sectretary General" followed by "The Science". Come up with your own definition of "climate change". Be sure your definition includes facts.

4.Ban Ki Moon eludes to 8 critical areas for action. Read on to find out what they are. List each one and briefly describe its role in climate change AND why action is required. Overall, how does sustainability factor into these 8 critical areas?

5.Read on to find what the Thematic Sessions will entail. Why are the issues clustered into these 4 themes? Draw a web/mind map/flowchart depicting the connections between the topics mentioned in the 4 themes.

IPCC - INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE
CLIMATE CHANGE 2014 IMPACTS, ADAPTATION AND VULNERABILITY

6.Go to Page 5 to acquaint yourself with terms used in this summary and in climate change discourse.

7a.Go to Page 7. Observe the map and graphs on this page. What information do you glean from these data?
7b.If you would like further clarification, or you would like to use a video to help you analyze the crisis' impacts view this video (find 'video' in Quick Links on the page).

8.Further analysis in this Report focuses on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability of various the various 8 sectors mentioned in #4 above. Skim these. What are you beginning to realize? Good you should have realized there are many stakeholders, some of who perpetuate the conditions permitting climate change to occur and others who fall victim to its impacts and many stakeholders in between.

9.Articulate the issue of CLIMATE CHANGE in a statement. This is not the definition.

10. Brainstorm the stakeholders in the climate change crisis. Group them according to Social, Political, Economic and Environmental interests. Understand their perspectives.

11. Read the article: Stephen Harper's Oil. Who are the stakeholders mentioned in this article? How does the monkey from the parable figure in this article?

12.Investigate the solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions:
  • reducing emissions
  • carbon credits
  • carbon sequestration
  • ...
  • Do you think these are plausible solutions? Why/why not?

13.Which 2 additional global issues is Climate Change connected to? OR, What is the impact of climate change on 2 other global issues?

14.Considering the far reaching impacts of climate change on societies, economies, politics and the environment, express your world view on the crisis.