Issue: Climate Change – Does It Exist? For this paper, your focus will be to use data and graphs to support your position on the climate change issue. Some suggested questions to answer that can help frame your paper: Have there been any recent changes in weather patterns or events? What have been the effects of climate change during the COVID-19 pandemic? As a data scientist, do you believe that the predictions for the future make sense?
Instructions: Research the issue and form a position (pro or con). The assignment requires that you write at least a 3 page paper (double spaced) to support your position. Do not include your graphs as part of the 3 pages. Each graph or data source must be cited. You should use at least 3 references which should be cited properly at the end of the paper.
Grading: 100 points
Summarizing the issue – 10 points
Thoughtful research (“Think beyond the expected”) – 20 points
Communicating and justifying your position using data and graphs– 40 points
Relevance of the data and graphs included in the report – 20 points
Overall presentation of the paper – 10 points
Submission: Paper should be uploaded as a .doc or .pdf file through Canvas.
Summarize the issue
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThoughtful Research
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCommunicating and Justifying your position
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRelevance of the data and graphs
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOverall presentation
Total Points: 100