Type of Paper: Research paper
Academic Level: High school
Paper Format: APA
Consider following statements:
"Climate change doesn't affect me personally."
"The climate has changed before, so any warming we're experiencing now is only due to natural variability."
"Coal power should be continued because it is a strong source of jobs."
"Nuclear power should never again be used because it is unsafe and the waste cannot be safely stored."
"Solar power is more expensive than coal."
"Wind turbines are very harmful to birds."
"Offshore wind turbines could be devastating to aquatic life."
Each of the above statements is provably false or misleading, but they have still taken hold and are often stated in arguments against climate action. For your final paper, choose at least one of the above statements and respond. Your response should be well-argued and informative, and contain at least three facts from reliable sources.
Your paper should be a minimum of 1000 words (approximately a four-page, double-spaced paper). Please remember that your paper must reflect your own words and your own thoughts; copying text directly from other sources is plagiarism and will lead to a grade of 0 for the assignment. Be sure to include at least three citations from reliable sources (Wikipedia, for example, is open source and therefore not reliable).