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METEO 133N: Ethics of Climate Change

Theresa Black (Penn State Scranton)

Position Paper Example

When researching information for your position paper, try starting broad and then narrow down the topic as you read more about it.  For example, I am interested in learning more about government policies that protect indigenous lands from processes that are harmful to both the people and the environment.  Reviewing the ebooks linked in the course guide, I find a chapter that fits my topic in Climate Change and Starvation: From Apocalypse to Integrity.

sample chapter titled "Migrants and Refugees from South America to North Africa, Starvation and Climatic Conditions Not Acknowledged"

Learning about the struggles of different indigenous groups in this chapter leads me to narrow my topic further to the indigenous people living in the Amazonian rainforest.  I find an article that is ideal for my position paper by searching this more focused topic in the Web of Science database using the keywords "indigenous", "Amazon", and "climate change".

Sample article from Web of Science titled "Collective property rights reduce deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon"


Living Room Conversation Resources

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