Day 168: Global Warming Skepticism May 18, 2007Posted by Admin in Homework, Meteorology.
Yesterday’s video expressing the Global Warming Alarmist viewpoint (An Inconvenient Truth – read more yesterday’s class here) was one side of the global warming debate. Today, students watched the other viewpoint, as expressed in the documentary film “The Great Global Warming Swindle“.
You can watch the entire film online by going to the link at Google Videos: The Great Global Warming Swindle.
Now that students have notes from both films and both viewpoints, they are armed with the necessary information to begin their analysis of the films. Students have been assigned a paper to write about the two films. The opening of the paper should consist of two sections – one devoted to the thesis of each film. The paper will then close with a section devoted to the student’s own critical analysis of the global warming issue. This analysis should express their opinion and be backed by evidence. Students are also invited to discuss which explanations they found more convincing and why.
The completed paper is due in class on Tuesday, 05/22. See the links below for a wealth of information on each film and the assignment itself. Don’t forget you can email me with any questions you have while working on this project. See more links below.
Also made available today – the study guide for next week’s (Wednesday) test. We will review in class on Tuesday and I will host an after-school study session on Tuesday as well (3-4pm).
Climate Change Debate Project List of Links:
An Inconvenient Truth:
The Great Global Warming Swindle: