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HOW can I begin my essay about global warming?

All that i want is an idea of a good start for a global warming essay.

The story of global warming is a contentions and polarizing subject, basically dividing the people of the world into two camps, those who believe the story of global warming, and those who do not. In fact the dispute seems much like a dispute between two different religions, which is strange because the underlying story is supposed to be a scientific one.

Anyway, the subject is a contentions one, and for that reason the main thing I'd be worried about, is how to write the essay without offending the teacher I knew would be grading it.

I mean the goal here is not to write something so profound that it's the final word on the global warming.  The goal is to finish the essay, and get a good grade on it.

I think I'd start with with one or two sentences defining the subject of global warming itself, and then an admission that this subject is a contentious subject. I mean I'd do this just as a strategy for deflecting criticism, or at least to demonstrate awareness of the other point of view.

Actually, given the choice of what to write about for the subject of the essay, I could just go about the subject of why the subject is so contentions.  In fact, that way I could just sort of sidestep the whole debate, by simply writing about the debate itself.


No half-way decent teacher will mark a student down for their position - at least, on an essay designed simply to give your opinion, demonstrate writing/research ability or to comment on a relevant topic (if it's a science paper, that's quite another story).
R.Blakely3 years ago
Start your essay by explaining that the last ice age is still ending. The proof of this comes from satellite data because the ground is still rising where the glaciers were once located.
Then you can explain that carbon dioxide cannot cause any more warming because it totally absorbs light only at 15 micons. Carbon dioxide cannot absorb any more light no matter how much more carbon dioxide increases in concentration.
What???????? The essay is about global warming. bla bla bla
IzziROX3 years ago
First you must have an attention getter. You might want to start off by asking an interesting question about your topic. Then you have your summary or background information. Then you have your thesis statement. Each of your body paragraphs must have a topic sentence and at least three examples.
What makes a good essay? Include personal connections and how you feel about the topic.
rickharris3 years ago
Global warming is a fallacy promoted by self interested scientific groups who plan to make a lot of money from it. You can the follow this with either a denial or agreement.
framistan3 years ago
Start your essay this way...... Global warming was a solid theory up until a couple years ago. Not all scientists agreed with the theory, but most did. Recent climate data world wide has shown temperatures actually going DOWN instead of up! The scientists who believed the "warming" theory sent emails to each other discussing how they would "cover-up" the new data. The problem with covering up scientific data to prop up a bad theory is called IMPERIAL science. (The theory of evolution is another example of imperial science... but i digress). Empirical science is the prefered scientific method of proving theories... so this "covering up" and "fudging" the data was a real thorn in the side of the believers in the "warming" theory. They could no longer claim the earth is warming... so they changed the NAME of the theory from "Global Warming" to the more general term, "global weather change." ......
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If you don't have facts to back up your assertions, go back to your compound. Nobody refers to "global weather change." Weather changes every day, for all kinds of reasons. If you don't know that, you've been living in a cave.

What we do refer to, because "warming" is a stupid simplification of a complex phenomenon (as you should know, since you seem to be extremely familiar with stupid simplifications), "global climate change." The primary effect is an amplification of extremes -- warmer summers, colder winters, more storms, etc. "Warming" doesn't describe that effect at all.
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Though an essay which seriously dug into what folks are saying on each side of the argument -- and what evidence they have to back up those assertions, and why they selected those pieces of evidence -- could get a good grade, as a study in human sociology rather than earth science.
lemonie3 years ago

You could start with a known / observed phenomenon, and open with a statement. E.g. something from here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_shrinkage
Then you question whether this fits the subject ("global warming") and how - as jeff-o suggests.

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orksecurity3 years ago
Tip from someone who had (and still sometimes struggles with) severe writer's block: Don't worry about whether the start is good or not. Write _something_ -- anything! -- to get yourself started. (How would you start explaining the issue to a friend if talking, rather than writing, about it?) You can always come back and fix it later.

Who knows -- you may decide that your "throw-away" first paragraph was good enough after all.
jeff-o3 years ago
Generally, a thesis is a good place to start (what argument are you trying to make?)

After that, you can write your essay in any order you like. Begin with the middle paragraphs if you like, then do the introduction and ending.
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