Importance of this Unit to the Course
Long-term changes in temperature and humidity at a given location as discussed in Block 2 promote changes in populations of insects, rodents, and other ecosystem components that relate to human health. These impacts will provide basic information on which changes in public policy, as described in the unit on legislation, can be made.
Preparation for Discussion (You must complete this section before class.)
Discussion (online /
face-to-face) (See your portfolio for due dates and times)
A major component of the course is participation in the online dialog. The following types of comments are required:
Using issues listed in the reading and other sources of information you may have consulted, what are some possible human health effects of global change (climate change or other) for the US Midwest?