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The Path Forward for Development in a Climate Change Future

Essay #1: Do you think poor/ developing countries should continue to burn coal moving forward to continue fast economic development, even if it worsens the effects of climate change?

Essay must include:
• Do you agree or disagree with Bjorn Lomborg's opinion?
• Respond to at least one story in "Years of Living Dangerously" to support your opinion.

Essay #2: Do you think that series/documentaries such as "Before the Flood" and "Years of Living Dangerously" are effective ways to engage and motivate the public to support action on climate change?

Essay must include:
o Were these documentaries effective in tone and content?

o In your opinion, was "Before the Flood" or "Years of Living Dangerously" more impactful in affecting your opinions about Climate Change? Why?

o What were some of the most powerful examples raised in either documentary? You must include examples from both.

o Do you think that there is a risk that either or both documentaries could make some people less motivated to support action on climate change? Discuss.

Provide your opinion and defend it. Each essay should be 1-2 typed, single-spaced pages. You do not need to complete both essays, but you are welcome to for the maximum credit opportunity.

Required watching/ reading:

1. Watch the "Before the Flood" documentary [1 hour 41 minutes]
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/before-the-flood/

2. Watch episode 1 of Showtime series "Years of Living Dangerously" [59 minutes] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brvhCnYvxQQ

3. Read "The Poor Need Cheap Fossil Fuels" by Bjorn Lomborg [1 page]
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/04/opinion/the-poor-need-cheap-fossilfuels.html?_r=0&pagewanted=print

Other optional videos if you want more:
• Seven Climate Change Records Broken in 2016 with animations: http://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/seven-climate-change-records-broken-2016

• John Oliver (Comedian) takes on Climate Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjuGCJJUGsg

• Global Weirding series with Katherine Hayhoe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi6RkdaEqgRVKi3AzidF4ow

•Discovery Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcVwLrAavyA

• Common Climate Change Denier myths and how to rebuttals: https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

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