Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.

111. Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.

 

Part 1
How can sound science and the scientific method be used to help evaluate and solve an environmental issue?
Give 1 specific example.
How do people who are not scientists evaluate the claims and different positions taken in debates about environmental issues?
Give 1 specific example.
How might the term sound science be misused or misunderstood?
Give 1 example, and explain.
Part 2
Read the following 2 articles in the Web Resources about the debate about global warming:
Global Warming Pro: U.S. Global Change Research Program: Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.
Global Warming Con: Heartland Institute: Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report.
Do you think that global warming is a credible threat or not? Explain your position based on what you read in the 2 summary articles. Use specific facts to defend your position.

 

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