Physics 30 Writing Assignment, due Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

For the following topic, write a short essay (as described in the syllabus) in response
to the paragraph below.  Read the news article at the link below.  Make sure you clearly
identify the issue or issues in question, state your position (make one up if you don't have
a personal position yourself), and give at least one good reason in support of your
position.  You should also give at least one good reason why the opposing position is

Climate change and popular opinion.

Link: The Cold Truth about Climate Change

The above link leads to an article written by a scientist who has been active in both global warming research and public policy on the issue of global warming.  The article deals with the thinking of people who continue to deny the reality that global warming exists, or else that humans have had a role in causing it.  Read the article and write an essay that discusses whether or not deniers of global warming have a point.  You may look up additional information outside the assigned article if you like.  You need to provide supporting premises for any claims you make in your essay.  Remember, you need to turn
in two (2) copies of the essay in class on Tuesday the 5th.

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