For the final assignment of the semester you will select two graphical datasets from https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/ (Links to an external site.) and do the following for each:
1) Properly interpret the datasets as shown in the figures given
2) Discuss what the data contributes to our understanding of changes in climate
Second you will identify a study from the scientific literature that discusses a species of plant or animal that is affected by changes in its natural environment connected to climate change. You will summarize the findings of the paper, including the following:
1) How the ecology of the species has changed or is expected to change in the future
2) Describe the specific climatologic factors leading to this change
The assignment as a whole should be 3-5 paragraphs. Include figures from the NASA site as well as the paper you select, as needed.
The report is due next Wednesday at 3:00, and will be considered at the “Final” for the semester.