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Write the given 2 essays.
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]
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]
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