Chapter 5 discusses climate change as well as “Climate-Gate” (see page 136 in the textbook). Although there is a consensus among climate scientists that anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are contributing to global warming, an incident such as “Climate-Gate” indicates that there are those who are skeptical of the data and of the claim that humans are the main cause of global warming.
For this assignment, write a paper that analyzes the climate change debate. Your paper should concentrate on the position of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on global warming, the position of climate change skeptics, and finally your own position on the question of the effects of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions on the Earth’s climate.
Be sure that you are using credible sources for your paper. The CSU Online Library is a good place to start! You must include at least three sources, not including your textbook.
Your paper should be in APA format and be five to eight pages in length (not including the title page, abstract, and references page).