The McKibben article, “How Extreme Weather is Shrinking the Planet” provided in Module 2.

Essay Assignment 2 (E-02) –  Documented Argument in APA
   

Specifications

Your argumentative essay will be on an environmental topic from the  list of options below. Consider your audience for this paper to be your  peers. The essay should be between 3 ½ and 4 pages (850 to 1,000 words)  in length, not including the cover page, abstract, or reference page.  It should be double spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font and must  include:

  • An introduction, a minimum of 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion
  • a clearly articulated thesis that states the claim, position, or  stance that your essay will prove in the introduction to your paper
  • 5 cited sources, at least 2 of these sources should come from the MDC databases
  • At least 4 quotes from your sources
  • Topic sentences that focus the discussion in the body paragraphs
  • Examples, details, and explanations, and other researched  evidence in the body paragraphs that clearly support the claim of your  thesis
  • Counterarguments and refutations that show you understand the  complexity of your argument and can accurately acknowledge the views of  the opposition and refute them
  • Clear connections between ideas from paragraph to paragraph and within paragraphs (coherence)
  • Proper APA style format in the cover page, in the abstract, in  the in-text citations, and in the Reference page (see the template and  instructional video for creating the APA format)
  • Reference page listing a minimum of five sources
  • Standard usage, grammar, and mechanics

Important Information

  • You will submit your final draft through the Turn-it-in drop box  designated for this purpose in the course. Please be aware, that  although Turn-it-in does allow for similarities for quotations up to 24%  of your paper, any similarity above 24% is considered too high for an  original paper and will be flagged as plagiarism.
  • You can get help with your paper at any of the campus writing  centers, and you can also receive online help via SmartThinking, the  online tutoring service provided by the College. This service is  available by clicking on SmartThinking in the left-hand menu bar of the  course under Tools & Resources.

We’re in the midst of a planet-altering climate crisis. Read 

1)  the McKibben article, “How Extreme Weather is Shrinking the Planet” provided in Module 2.

2)   two articles from A below

3)   two articles from B below from the MDC database, Opposing Viewpoints.
 

TOPIC:  Your APA paper must focus on the effects of climate change and include  at least one thing you can do to fight it. (If the links aren’t live,  cut and paste them.)
 

A. Provided Articles – choose 2

1.  New York MagazineUninhabitable Earth: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html?gtm=bottom&gtm=bottom

2.  New York Magazine: UN Says Climate Genocide Is Coming. It’s Actually Worse Than That: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/un-says-climate-genocide-coming-but-its-worse-than-that.html
3.  SalonOn Climate Change, It’s Time to Start Panicking: https://www.salon.com/2018/08/05/on-climate-change-its-time-to-start-panicking

4.  Rolling StoneHouston: A Global Warning:http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/hurricane-harvey-houston-flood-is-climate-change-warning-w500596?utm_source=rsnewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=daily&utm_campaign=083117_16
5.  EcoWatch: “Scientists Warn We May Be on Track to Hothouse Earth”:” https://www.ecowatch.com/scientists-warn-hothouse-earth-2593568878.html 

6.  Rolling Stone: Welcome to the Age of Planet Migration: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/welcome-to-the-age-of-climate-migration-202221/ 

7.  Time: “Climate Change May Be Spreading Flesh-Eating Bacteria to Unexpected Waters”: https://time.com/5606665/vibrio-vulnificus-climate-change/ 

8.  BBC: European heatwave: France hits record temperature of 45.9C [114 F]:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48795264

9. The New Yorker: How South Korea is Composting its Way to Sustainability: 
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/09/how-south-korea-is-composting-its-way-to-sustainability

10. Science Alert: “Ice Sheet Melting is Perfectly In Line With Our Worst-Case Scenario, Scientists Warn” https://www.sciencealert.com/ice-sheet-melting-is-perfectly-in-line-with-our-worst-case-scenario-scientists-warn 

B. MDC Opposing View Points Database Articles – choose 2
 

Opposing Viewpoints: Go to the “Energy and Environmentalism” section. You’ll find thousands of magazine, newspaper, radio, and reference articles there. Here’s how to get there:
 

  1. https://www.mdc.edu/learning-resources/
  2. Databases
  3. Log in: Student number (example: 1000012345); PW: the last 4 digits (2345)
  • Social Sciences>Opposing Viewpoints>Energy and Environ

Here are some general websites that might provide some useful data for your research: