PROJECT: AGAINST PROPOSAL: COST OF CLIMATE CHANGE

CONTENT AND FORMATTING:

1.    Three sections:

·         opening statement: thesis statement, major points and strongest evidence-this section must include a refutation (approximately 1.5 pages)

·         questions challenging the opposition: look to exploit weakness in opposition’s position (6 thorough questions)

·         closing statement: review of argument with something added (approximately .5 pages)

2.    MUST HAVE A WORKS CITED PAGE:

·         five sources documented internally and on W.C.P.

·         one source must be from a think tank that is clearly identified as such

·         Due on Thursday, OCT. 1, 2015

·         typed and doubled spaced

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE: TOO COSTLY TO COMMIT MASSIVE RESOURCES

 

MAJOR POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND:

1.    don’t lose sight that the issue is about the cost of fight climate change

2.    turn the argument on its head: make money by not investing heavily

3.    find points that show how government wasted money or companies went out of business

4.    demonstrate that rising temperatures and sea levels are not insurmountable problems and can be done over the long haul

5.    argue that time is on our side with climate change: it is not an immediate concern

6.    more pressing issues that must be addressed

 

RESOURCES:

 

http://www.skepticalscience.com/

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-ten-most-important-climate-change-skeptics-2009-7?op=1

http://wattsupwiththat.com/

http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2014/5/climate-change-a-cure-worse-than-the-disease

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/may/06/top-ten-global-warming-skeptic-arguments-debunked

 

THINK TANKS:

 

http://heartland.org/issues/environment

 

http://www.heritage.org/issues/energy-and-environment/climate-change

 

http://www.aei.org/search/Climate+Change


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