My Forensics major assignment can be found at this link: forensics-portfolio
find our final write up about our time with our furry friend Gunther on Mercedes blog!
on Ethans blog
This week we noticed we are going to have to be a little more strict with Gunther’s cardio regime, or I have to lay off giving him so many snacks.. Gunther may be getting a tad chubby, which is not good. Gunther is still a bachelor (his female companion has abounded cage) so Gunther is still in the bachelors cage. So it is far to early for him to be taking on the dad bod! Then Mercedes and Taylor had to go play volleyball so for Thursday and Friday, it was only Gunther and I. For our 2 days together we hung out, ate some snacks then Gunther took the ball to to the spa, got all cleaned up, and smelling fresh and ready for the weekend!
Well this week another student in class brought there hamster in, guess what, that Hamster is a female. We needed to whip our Gunther into shape and get him cleaned up for the female companion. His bachelor days may be coming to an end… He has been putting quality time into his cardio routine, getting some extra time in the ball. After he got into better shape had to get the smell of him laying in his feces all day off of him so we gave him a nice bath!
We ran into one problem during his bath… he couldn’t hold his lunch in any longer and pooped on Taylor! Don’t worry his reputation is still in tact, the female hamster was having a nap and didn’t see that! After his bath, he was smelling a lot better, but there was still one more thing we needed to do before he was ready. His hair, it was notorious, if a hamster could have a “hippy” hair due, Gunther was definitely rocking it. So we gave him a trim! He was now looking like a respectable Hamster and was ready to hit the ball and impress his female companion!
Well this week for our furry friend was pretty normal, Gunther did what hamsters do… eat, sleep, poop and repeat. Although sometimes we will wake him up and he responds as most humans do… pretty annoyed that we disturbed his sleep but after we shower our lil guy with affection and love he perks up. We then let him stretch his little legs and get his cardio in for the day by placing him in his ball and letting him explore the world outside of his cage! Speaking of Gunther and his ball, he is really starting to get the hang of it. Gunther has been ripping laps around the room, in record times! Gunther has also figured out that he cant go through solid objects… He still gets himself stuck against a cupboard or chair the odd time s but he has been improving! Gunther did go on a bit of a hunger strike this week as well… As you know from the previous blogs about Gunther on Mercedes’ and Taylor’s blogs that he tends to hoard his food in a top compartment of his cage, we discovered that he would hoard his food but he wasn’t eating it. So we changed his food up and the hunger strike was over! and he went back to doing what Hamsters do. Eat, sleep, poop, cardio, repeat.
“Significant changes in physical and biological systems are occurring on all continents and in most oceans, with a concentration of available data in Europe and North America. Most of these changes are in the direction expected with warming temperature.” From my understanding of this research, changes are occurring where there are massive temperature increases and that the temperature increases cannot be explained.
The CCCma carries out research in modeling and analysis. The modeling component involves; developing computer models of the climate system to simulate global climate, regional climate, and climate change. While the analysis component involves; analyzing past and predicted climate variations in order to gain a deep understanding of the climate system.
The IPCC is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC provides policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and migration.
The Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative is a partnership of the governments of Canada, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba mandated to pursue climate change impacts and adaptation research in the Prairie Provinces. There objective is to generate practical options to adapt to current and future climate change. They are also charged with fostering the development of new professionals in the emerging science of climate change impacts and adaptation.
“Projections of future climate and its impacts on society and the environment have been crucial for the emergence of climate change as a global problem for public policy and decision making.” According to Fussel (2007) “the effectiveness of proactive adaption to climate change often depends on the accuracy of regional climate and impact projections, which are subject to sustainable uncertainty.” This discussion around climate change and adaptions or migration leads to the common understanding that the policymakers need accurate assessments of the future impacts of climate change in order to adapt accordingly.
“The Arctic is now experiencing some of the most rapid and severe climate change on earth. Over the next 100 years, climate change is expected to accelerate, contributing to major physical, ecological, social, and economic changes, many of which have already begun. Changes in arctic climate will also affect the rest of the world through increased global warming and rising sea levels.” The Arctic is affected by global warming due to the melting of the polar ice caps which tend to make sea levels rise. Human health is commonly affected by climate change, the World Healthy Organization responds to concern about lifestyles affected. “The World Health Organization estimates that the warming and precipitation trends due to anthropogenic climate change of the past 30 years already claim over 150,000 lives annually. Many prevalent human diseases are linked to climate fluctuations, from cardiovascular mortality and respiratory illnesses due to heat waves, to altered transmission of infectious diseases and malnutrition from crop failures.”
Our environment is severely affected by climate change in terms of plants, animals, humans, and habitats. “Detection of climate change has also drawn upon data from glacial records that indicate a general retreat of tropical summit glaciers. It is concluded that, at high elevations, the overall trends regarding glaciers, plants, insect range, and shifting isotherms show remarkable internal consistency, and that there is consistency between model projections and the ongoing changes. There are implications for public health as well as for developing an interdisciplinary approach to the detection of climate change.” Climate change is also a social problem such as small farmers who are affected by the threaten of the crops and poor communities who are hit with drought and flooding.
Step 2: SDS Theory Outline
Student Name: Tanner Laliberte
Partner’s Name (if applicable): Ethan Ohrt
What sources have you used (cited properly)? How does each source help you to answer your focus question?
Source 1: (APA Citation). How did this source help you?
Hemophilia. (n.d.). Retrieved March 04, 2016, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemophilia/basics/definition/con-20029824
This source helps us by giving us the definition of hemophilia which gives a basic understanding of what hemophilia is. Which gives us the base knowledge for what to research specifically.
Source 2: (APA Citation). How did this source help you?
Living With Hemophilia. (n.d.). Retrieved March 04, 2016, from http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hemophilia/livingwith
This source helps us by explaining the common issues or difficulties someone living with hemophilia might face.
Source 3: (APA Citation). How did this source help you?
Hemophilia. (n.d.). Retrieved March 04, 2016, from http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/?search=y
This source helps us because not only does it explain to us what hemophilia does to the human body but it also explains and describes related diseases.
Source 4: (APA Citation). How did this source help you?
How Is Hemophilia Treated? (n.d.). Retrieved March 04, 2016, from http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hemophilia/treatment This source helps us because it describes some of the treatment processes and some complications that could happen with treatments.
Source 5: (APA Citation). How did this source help you?
Heredity of hemophilia. (n.d.). Retrieved March 04, 2016, from http://www.hemophilia.ca/en/bleeding-disorders/hemophilia-a-and-b/heredity-of-hemophilia/
This source helps us by helping us understand the way hemophilia is passed through genetics.
What new questions do you have?
How can hemophilia be passed on throughout a family?
Is it possible to catch Hemophilia without getting it through genes from your family?
How do medications that we have today help and make a hemophiliacs life better?
Why is it so important to have the medication near you at all times?
What are your next steps?
We next plan on talking to Mr. Zech for his approval and help for some information that we are going to require to move on in our study.