Staying Cool on a Hot Planet: Environmental Rhetoric for a Changing World
A guide to resources for PWR 1KMC Staying Cool on a Hot Planet. Topics include the rhetoric and ethics of environmental problems -- from the installment of a specific sustainable energy project, or a public policy issue concerning carbon emissions regulation through a "cap and trade" system, for example.
Table of Contents
Class textbook (available online!)
Selected Searchworks Subject Terms
Find Books, Journal Titles and Media in Stanford's Online Catalog, SearchWorks. Here are some "controlled vocabulary" subject terms for climate change and environmental philosophy-related topics. There are many others.
The following are some reference sources that you can use to find background information on your topic as well as other references.
Databases, Encyclopedias, Newspapers and More
The following are some databases that focus on environmental topics.
Major Reference Works and Encyclopedias
Opinion Sources & Blogs
Find Both Sides of an Issue (Opposing Viewpoints)
There are several solid resources that can help you find both sides of an issue. Here are some places to go to find background data and references for more information used in debating many topics:
- Debatabase books (2009 and 2003 respectively)
- Opposing Viewpoints (limits to those in Green, mostly in the Information Center (IC))
- National debate topic for high schools: Each year the NFHS Speech, Debate & Theatre Association selects a subject focusing on current public policy debates of the day. These topics are then compiled by the Librarian of Congress. These compilations offer great pro&con resources on a wide variety of topics. They are published as Senate documents in the United States Serial Set pursuant to 44 U.S. CODE SECTION 1333.
There are several ways to access these publications. You can search in searchworks for title "national debate topic for high schools." You can also search in the subscription database Proquest Congressional Publications for "national debate topic for high schools" for online access.
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