HEE w1 peers resp

Hum Ecology & Environment w1 peers response.

respond to peers thoughtfully, add value to the discussion, and apply ideas, insights, or concepts from scholarly sources, assigned readings, lectures, or course materials in APA format. For specific details and criteria, refer to the discussion rubric in the syllabus. Your responses should consist of your informed input. One-sentence responses will not be considered good responses and will not fetch full points. Don’t merely recite the content you read in the unit, and don’t simply give your opinion.

1st peer post

Steven Williams

Hello, everyone. I am in my second semester (currently taking my fifth and sixth classes in the program). I have been an RN since 2012 and have worked in the mental health field since 2000. I am a nurse manager over two forensic psychiatric units, specializing in competency evaluations for individuals facing felony charges. I have worked at my current job since 2015. I entered this program to obtain the education necessary to continue rising up the ladder. I hope to settle into a director position within the next three years.

Prompt 2:

Recent events I believe are related to climate change include widespread wildfires and unseasonably warm temperatures.

Human-created emissions of greenhouse gases have led to increase in heat extremes (NASA, n.d.). As I write this, it is October 30. The temperature was in the high 70s as recently as a few days ago and was in the low 80s last weekend where I live (Kentucky).

Dry, hot conditions provide fuel for wildfires (NASA, n.d.). Although wildfires can be caused by humans acting carelessly, the condition of vegetation stimulates the spread of fires after they start (NASA, n.d.).

Individually, we can prevent wildfires by not starting fires in dry conditions and not leaving fires unattended. We need to make sure the fire is extinguished before moving on. Institutionally, local media needs to effectively communicate when conditions are unsafe for burning. In rural Kentucky, local government uses social media and highway signs to communicate when “burn bans” are in place.

As nurses, we can advocate for our facilities to be smoke-free and complete safety checks to ensure lighters and/or tobacco units are not being used. We can inspect equipment before using to ensure no frayed wires or other hazards are in play. We can dim or turn off lights when possible to conserve electricity and work to minimize waste.


NASA. (n.d.). Extreme weather and climate change. NASA.gov. https://climate.nasa.gov/extreme-weather/#:~:text=As%20Earth's%20climate%20changes%2C%20it,more%20frequent%20and%20more%20intense.

2nd peer post

Rickell Cox

Hello, my name is Rickell Cox and I am new student to Gallen college RN to BSN program. My goal to improve my knowledge in the nursing field as I lee earn a higher degree in nursing. I currently practice in Richmond Virginia specializing in OR nursing. Climate change is constant across the region. One of the latest event is global warming effects. “According to the 
2022 Global Climate Report from NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, every month of 2022 ranked among the ten warmest for that month, despite the cooling influence from the 
La Nina climate pattern in the tropical Pacific”. Global warming is life treating due to extreme weather changes”. On July 6, 2023 recent events that indicate Earth's climate has entered uncharted territory. Global warming and deforestation, the drought that has fueled large wildfires that have made the air hazardous for millions.” Also global warming effects air pollution, landslides, that leading to destroying communities. Way to stop global warming are planting trees, turn off electric devices, recycle, drive less, etc. A second  event,”Hurricane Ida made landfall at Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on August 29, 2021 as a category 4 storm with 150 mph winds. There is no way we can prevent a hurricane. Climate changes effects the world in many different ways including lost on species, health risk, severe storms, and more. It is important for us to help the climate in any way possible. As nurses we advocate with green cleaning products, and recycling at all times and encouraging are patient to do the same.