Scientific Evidence on Climate Change

Scientific Evidence on Climate Change

Option #2: Persuasive Letter to a Public or Business Official


Using the concepts and ideas learned in the Tutorials 1-9 of Lau and Chan (2017) (Links to an external site.), write a letter (your letter’s body should be an APA-formatted essay) to a public or business official who rejects the scientific consensus on an important issue. In this letter/essay, address the following questions:

  1. How would you define scientific theories and how they operate?
  2. Why do scientists employ the idea of falsifiability?
  3. How would you try to convince this person to examine the issue using the scientific method in order to come to clear and careful assessments?
  4. Why would you argue for engaging scientific, peer-reviewed sources on the issue?


You may wish to review the Letter Template to Public or Business Official (found in the module folder) for help formatting your essay according to the requirements. If you need assistance with your writing style or you need writing tips or tutorials, visit the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Review the grading rubric to see how you will be graded for this assignment.

Requirements: .doc file

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RE: Scientific Evidence on Climate Change

Using specialized reasoning to explain, predict, and control climate change phenomenon in a rational manner is instrumental in defining the public policy framework. The climate science community affirms incremental improvement and has explored the application of effective tools to provide the scientific basis for climate change…

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