Climate Change

					Climate Change?
                    Prompt
• Congress is scheduled to vote on a Climate
  Change bill that would limit greenhouse gas
  emissions. You have been asked by an
  independent agency to present scientific facts to
  persuade Congress how they should vote on
  this issue.

• Your task is to formulate a hypothesis, citing
  evidence from your Global Warming research
  paper, about global warming and create an
  eight to ten minute presentation using Power
  Point or Photo Story to prove your theory.
Lobbying Congress
          Anthropogenic Climate Change


         80
         70
         60
         50
 Suport
         40
 The ory                                           yes
         30
                                                   no
         20
         10
          0
               Democrat        Republican
                    Politica l Pa rty




• Among registered U.S. voters, opinion is split down
  the middle, with 75% of Democrats believing that
  "the science is settled" in favor of the view of the
  IPCC, and 73% of Republicans believing that there
  is no scientific proof.
Acceptable
 Theories
Variations in the Earth's Orbital
        Characteristics
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
       Variations
Volcanic Eruptions
Variations in Solar Output
  Climate
Change Bias
Gore has built a "green
money-making machine
capable of eventually
generating billions of dollars
for investors, including himself,
but he set it up so that the
average Joe can't afford to
play on Gore's terms,"
Sources of CO2 Emissions
84.8% Produced by Fossil
           Fuels
     Oral Presentation Rubric
• Communicates Effectively
• Exhibits Logical Organization
• Explains the Process and Findings of the
  Project and Resulting Learning
• Uses Technology and/or Other Media to
  Enhance the Presentation
• Responds to Audience
• Oralrub.doc
      Strategies for Success
• Valid Research

• Appropriate Graphics

• Be Prepared
       *Prior Planning Prevents Poor
              Performance*

				
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