Think about a reason given by those who disagree with your position for the topic you have chosen in this module: Focus on one reason, not all the possible arguments that they might make. Now, summarize that point as accurately as you can (about 50-75 words). Then, write a refutation or rebuttal to their point (about 100 words).
When you are done posting your response, reply to at least one classmate in no fewer than 75 words. Is the rebuttal convincing? What questions do you have about it?
Your discussion post will be graded according to the following criteria:
- 80% – Thoughtful original post that includes both a summary of a counterargument and your refutation (about 175 words)
- 20% – Thoughtful response to a classmate’s post that comments on how they have refuted the argument presented (at least 75 words)
This is what a classmate said
Reasons why some disagree with understanding and helping climate change? Well, some might think climate change is not an immediate personal threat. People see climate change as a distant threat, and people underestimate the importance of it. Because climate change does not feel urgent, they focus on other problems instead.
You’re wrong if you feel climate change is not important ! Climate change is a huge impact and it should be reacted urgent. Millions of people could be suffering from the catastrophic effects of extreme disasters exacerbated by climate change. Climate change can affect food production, water availability, wildlife and human health. A warmer climate for example, can increase the risk of illnesses and death from extreme heat and poor air quality. Climate change will likely increase the frequency and strength of extreme events such as floods, droughts or storms that threats human health and safety. The water cycle can also be affected with climate change for example, a warmer climate causes water to evaporate from both land and oceans. It is very important for people to come as a team to help maintain climate change.