11 April Science 8 Research Human Impact Topic

Get 3 more annotations done today. Show your bibliography to Dr. F.

Write a paragraph summarizing your understanding of your topic. What are the main issues? What are the connections to earth cycles–that is, what earth cycles have been skewed because of human activity?

You may use headphones. Please do not distract other students. Today is a short period with early release. Make the most of the time. Ask for help if you need it.

What is this important India author saying in his recent book?

“In a substantially altered world, when sea-level rise has swallowed the Sundarbans and made cities like Kolkata, New York and Bangkok uninhabitable, when readers and museum goers turn to the art and literature of our time, will they not look first, and most urgently, for traces and portents of the altered world of their inheritance? And when they fail to find them, what should they—what can they—do other than to conclude that ours was a time when most forms of art and literature were drawn into the modes of concealment that prevented people from recognizing the realities of their plight? Quite possibly then, this era, which so congratulates itself on its self-awareness, will come to be known as the time of the Great Derangement.” In The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable by Amitav Ghosh

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