Question #1. Review the interactive titled “Science and The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers” located at
Describe the benefits and drawbacks of natural gas production. Note: Be sure to include a discussion of issues related to waste products, extraction of the resource, land use, projected reserves, impacts on the environment, and cost/benefit.
Question #2. Review the information located at
Describe the interactions between the atmosphere and the surface ocean water in the equatorial Pacific Ocean under “normal” conditions.
During an El Niño event, describe the changes that occur in both the Walker Circulation and the underlying ocean.