Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP)
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© 2014 Natalie P. Harreld
The goal of this paper is to offer new insights into the climate change debate by shifting away from the heated anthropologic arguments that dominate politics, media, and popular science. Instead, I choose to rely on the long-term impacts of a changing climate on our planet. The paper begins with a break down of key processes involved in short-term and long-term climate change, using the latest research. After a foundational understanding of climate sciences is established, we will discuss the failure of the climate change debate in educating the general public about the facts of a changing climate. Finally, the importance of long-term foresight in climate policy and education, and how this perspective could drastically progress the climate debate, will be discussed.
Harreld, Natalie P., "Changing The Climate Narrative: How A Long-Term Climate Change Might Save Our Lives" (2014). CMC Senior Theses. 897.