|Due By (Pacific Time)
||11/12/2017 01:00 pm
POS 160 Paper Analysis 5 Global Climate Change Debate
- Watch the two TED Talks given by former US Vice President, Al Gore in 2008 and 2016 about his belief that human-induced global climate change is not only “an inconvenient truth”, but also his “optimism” that humanity is making giant strides and is capable of weaning itself from fossil fuels and embracing clean, renewable energy and creating a new economy.
- Watch Professor Ivar Giaver’s denial of “global warming hoax”.
- Watch the 45-minute exchange between the late Professor Stephen Schneider, a climate change scientist, and a roomful of climate change skeptics in Australia.
- Read the Bloomberg News report about the United States delegation to the on-going Paris Agreement meeting in Bonn, Germany.
- Write an 800-word critique of these various dimensions of the global climate change debate, making sure your paper addresses the following:
(a) summary of the central themes/issues/ arguments, etc. in each video;
(2) two arguments/issues/developments in any of the videos you watched that convinces you to adopt a given position;
(3) the extent to which the ongoing Bonn meeting (see the Bloomberg News piece) is representative of the current state of global environmental politics.
Page Limit: 800 words; 12-point fonts, double-spaced
1. Al Gore (2008)
“New Thinking on the Climate Crisis”
2. Al Gore (2016)
“The Case for Optimism on Climate Change”
3. Ivar Giaever
Nobel Laureate Smashes the Global Warming Hoax
Nobel laureate Ivar Giaever's speech at the Nobel Laureates meeting 1st July 2015.
3. Professor Stephen Schneider (2011)
“One climate change scientist takes on a roomful of sceptics”