Read the following:
The Royal Society & National Academy of Sciences, "Climate Change: Evidence & Causes" (full booklet pdf available online)
Ruthless Criticism/ GegenStandpunkt, 2007, "Climate Change: Product of globalized capitalism and subject of debate between the states that organize it" (also viewable online)
LEED reference guide v.4, credits and prerequisites related to Atmosphere
Optional: My critique of the LEED guidelines for Atmosphere (second part only).
Read all selections.
Email the writing assignment (selected students only) or paragraph response (all other students) to me no later than 11:00 am on the day of class. Writing assignments can be sent as attachments (PDF or word.doc). Paragraph responses can be embedded directly into the body of the email.
Compare similarities and differences in the attitudes toward the atmospheric "pollution" (whether causing ozone depletion or global warming). Feel free to compare the selections in terms of attitudes argued from the standpoint of "science," "pseudo-science," "morality/ethics," "economics," and/or "politics."
Be prepared to read (or otherwise present) a condensed version of your paper in class (7–10 minutes).
Paper should be 1000–1300 words, or approximately 3–4 typed pages, 1.5 line spacing.
Write a short (1-paragraph) response to a sentence extracted from one of the readings that you found interesting or provocative. Provide a footnote citation for the quotation you have chosen using the "notes and bibliography system."1
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