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LEVEL 1

brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

LEVEL 2

provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

LEVEL 3

lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

Introduction

"The evidence could not be more graphic. Aerial photography and satellites show in vivid detail the results of laying waste to vast areas of forest and the harm done by poisons that humans have been pumping into the water and air during the century and a half since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. An alarmingly large hole in the Earth’s protective covering of atmospheric ozone appears over the Antarctic. Toxic hazes settle over major cities. Once fertile areas of the planet become desert, never to be green again within our lifetimes." (National Geographic, n.d.) Without immediate action to reduce our demand on environmental resources our actions will lead to irreparable damage.

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Media

CrashCourse. (2013, January 7). 5 human impacts on the environment: Crash Course Ecology #10 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eTCZ9L834s

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