Essay 1: Will the World Be Better Off or Worse for Global Climate Change? Subject: Global climate change is one of the most politically charged scientific topics in history.

Will the World Be Better Off or Worse for Global Climate Change?

Essay 1: Will the World Be Better Off or Worse for Global Climate Change?

Subject: Global climate change is one of the most politically charged scientific topics in history.

While a majority of Americans now accept that climate change is a reality, a large proportion, particularly those who are republican, conservative, and religious, deny that humans are the primary cause of such change. Others have accepted that humans are the cause, but deny that the changes will make life worse, and in fact, argue that the warmer temperatures and higher levels of atmospheric CO2 will enhance crop production, and hence, be a net benefit to humans.

But will projected climate change enhance the quality of our life, or will it make it more difficult? And either way, should we devote scarce resources to combatting climate change, or should we employ those resources to tolerate the changes, under the assumption that trying to halt climate change is futile. What do you think we should do, and why?

Additional Reading:

Dear Media: We Need More Stories About Resilience to Climate Change, by Elizabeth Arnold, LA
Times, May 27, 2018. Click HERE.

Why Fighting Climate Change is Good for the Economy by Alister Doyle, from the World
Economic Forum, May 28, 2018. Click HERE.

Directions: Provide a 500 word, double-spaced, 12 pt font, and response. Make sure your essay has a concluding sentence that sums up the main arguments in your essay. Leave the reader (me!) with a take home message that sticks!

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Grading of the Essay: 75% on content and 25% on grammar/syntax. See earlier Essay instructions for more details here. A reminder: Don’t hand in your essay if there are red underline marks on it from WORD – I won’t read it. Caution: I am using Turnitin, which checks for plagiarism. Plagiarism is when you copy your essay from some other source or from another classmate, so be sure your essay is your own work, in your own words. Remember: If an essay is plagiarized, it will receive a zero grade and you could be subject to ASU’s cheating policy.
I look forward to seeing your opinions on this subject!

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