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Bryant Garcia Professor Schaefer Class Participation Article Summary 1 Outline January 31, 2014 Find an article relating

g to biological anthropology from a popular site (e.g. National Geographic, Discover, Scientific America, Science News, local newspaper, etc.) and complete the first (Original source) and second (Reflection) parts of the outline. Find a second source related to your first and complete the third part of the outline (Related source). Limited responses will not receive full credit. More detailed instructions and links to resources are posted on Canvas.

1. Original source: a. Title: 3 surprising ways global warming could make you sick b. Author(s): Brian Handwerk c. Authors credentials: Independent writer and editing professional. Was educated at Bucknell University Currently working at National Geographic as a writer. Skills and Expertise: Editing, publishing, editorial, content strategy, digital media, and journalism. Masters in journalism. d. Source (complete reference; see AJPA guidelines for authors) e. Summary (note that the summary length should be commensurate with the article length and should be in narrative (paragraph) format and that an in-text citation is required): New studies suggest that global warming can cause human health problems all thanks to bacteria, microbes, and toxic algae blooms. A perfect example is blooms of one kind of red algae, which is the cause for ocean dead zones, this could become more frequent as the temperatures increase. The Alexandrium Cantenella algae species produces poison that can accumulate in seafood and subject humans to everything from vomiting to muscle paralysis to, in rare cases, death (Brian Handwerk). As the temperatures rise, the species who are more comfortable in warmer waters may move to places where cool water is natural year round.

Due to the climate change, it is said that normally wet regions will become dry. Which is sad for the normally dry regions because they face the possibility of even drier conditions. With all the dryness, naturally dust would be in the air and would end up in the ocean. The dust in the ocean allows for the bacteria to grow and that bacteria ends up in the creatures, creatures humans love to eat. Seafoodillness statistics also suggest that Vibrio poisoning in the U.S. has jumped 85 percent since 1996 (Brian Handwerk).

f. Critical evaluation (what makes this source credible? Why should this information be believed?): It is from National Geographic and as we all know, it exudes an unparalleled level of credibility a credibility that reflects on its advertisers. Thus making it a more than exceptional advertising medium. Many leaders in business and industry view the publication as reliable, a trustworthy source, and filled with important facts and information. The authors credentials speak for themselves. Every piece of fact and information can be proven true and backed up within the article. g. Relevance to biological anthropology: Biological Anthropology is the study of humans in a comparative perspective. It compares cultures/societies, exploring human diversity, and looking at change over time. Which is why I did this one, I was looking at the affect humans had on global temperatures and the affects global temperatures had on human. For example, humans overtime are the main reason for global warming for many reasons. And now global warming is in a position where it affect humans in a negative way. h. Other disciplines touched upon: The increase of rainfall due to climate change is also a possibility. i. Synthesis i. In one sentence, summarize the main point of the article: the take-away message. Our health is at risk and we are in desperate need of a solution. 2. Reflection a. Which part of this assignment was most difficult and why?

I would say trying to find something about biological anthropology that I find interesting and worth spending time on. Reason why, I find it hard to research something that I have no interest in. If I choose a random article or topic I will not learn anything and I will see the assignment as a chore rather than an activity. I find it a lot easier if the topic I choose amuses me and is something that I care about. Because then I can do a better job and get an even better grade, hopefully. b. Identify at least one question you have after reading the original article and explain how you could go about finding an answer. What can we do as ordinary citizens to fix this problem? I would take care of my body more by eat right and exercising often so that my body can have a better chance of fighting off illnesses or infections. Also I would try to get involved in my community to help bring about a solution for a problem that has been around for some time now. c. Reflect on how the critical evaluation process impacted your opinion on the article. At first I was skeptical on whether or not I should believe all the information that was given to me. After reviewing and researching I found that it was all true. It really opened my eyes and made me realize that I should watch what I eat and take care of myself more. d. How might the information in the article be useful in the future? This might be answered very broadly such as how an understanding of larger biological principles might be useful. Well with the information I have now, I can use it to better myself and the people I care about. So that not only I can have a healthier and long life, but so can the people I love.

3. Related source a. Title: Global Warming Undeniable, U.S. Government Report Says b. Author(s): Christine DellAmore c. Authors credentials: Environmental writer and editor for National Geographic News. Has reported from six continents. Written for Smithsonian magazine and Washington Post. Masters degree in journalism. Specialty in environmental reporting from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Published Author of the book know as South Pole in 2012.

d. Summary (note that the summary length should be commensurate with the article length and should be in narrative (paragraph) format and that an in-text citation is required): Everything that is being stated in this article is not someones opinion or random calculations over a few days. All the information that is obtained from this article are from scientists, corporations, and most importantly the records that are saved and compared from a few days, years, or even decades. Global warming is no longer a myth or a lie, there is facts to prove that things are indeed changing and humans are partially to blame. These changes not only affect us humans, but they affect animals, plants, and the earth itself. Weather stations play a big role in recording weather pattern and temperatures. With the information gathered over time, we are currently living in hottest decade ever to be recorded. Stations all around the world agree that there is an up rise in temperature and that it is only going to get hotter. Along with the world getting hotter, sea ice cover and snow cover is decreasing. Greenhouses are part of the problem. With the gases being released into the Atmosphere, the oceans are also affected by this release as well. New evidence suggests that more than 90 percent of that heat trapped by greenhouses gases over the past 50 years has been absorbed by the ocean (Christine DellAmore). Due to water expansion, sea levels are rising at an alarming rate and places like the Artic re melting. When climate shifts happen so abruptly, extreme weather is present. This is a perfect example of cultural variation and how human characteristics and how a whole society chose to live back then and now affects out planet. e. Critical evaluation (what makes this source credible? Why should this information be believed?): It is from a trustworthy source (National Geographic) The Author has been a reporter from a long time now and has a masters in journalism. In almost every paragraph there is a link for more information discussing the topic at hand. All the links that are presented are reliable. f. Relevance to chosen article: They both discuss human health issues and the reason behind the problems in the first place. They both refer to biological anthropology.