Friday, November 17, 2006

Research proposal & Annotated Bibliography

Research Proposal
I decided to write about importance of preventing global warming. My topic is “Preventing Global Warming vs. Economic Growth. In Taiwan, typhoon is the largest disaster that causes a lot of damages and hurts people. It can be preventing in advance. But several years ago when I live in Taiwan, the typhoons became more and predicted more difficult. After reading some books and news, I recognize the reason which is cause by global warming. Therefore, I started interesting in global warming. Global warming is not a casual phenomenon that happened in earth, but like a devil devouring the place where we live, especially in Taiwan. Taiwan is an island that sea is around it. Global warming will cause the sea level raising and raising. If we do not prevent it immediately, not only Taiwan will sink into the ocean but also every island will go under the sea. Besides, global warming will cause a lot of nature disaster become more severe. The hurricane happened in U.S. last year, the critical drought occurred in India and the heavy snowstorm came up in North Europe are all caused by global warming. However, there are a lot of people do not want to face it. They think that the economic growth is more important than preventing global warming. The country which claim to be the world leader- U.S, it should be the leader of preventing global warming, but surprised, it’s president- Bush, using kind of excuse to avoid preventing global warming. Otherwise, a lot of economists announced if we go to limited greenhouse gases emission, it will harm the economic growth.
In this research paper, I am going to write about what is global warming, what is it affection of human being, and what relation between global warming and economic growth. The sources that I have found so far included- how the global warming formed, why global warming strengthens disasters and some data about business cycle.
Reference:
Wikipedia (2006). Definition of global warming.Wikipedia.

Wikipedia (2006). Definition of business cycle. Wikipedia.

Iwata, E. (n.d.). California business leaders say emissions limit could harm economy. USA Today, Retrieved Tuesday, November 07, 2006 from the Academic Search Premier database.
Easterbrook, G. (2006, September 1). Some Convenient Truths. Atlantic (10727825), pp. 29,30. Retrieved Wednesday, October 04, 2006 from the Academic Search Premier database.
Kennard, B., & Hauge, S. (2006). Global Warming on Main Street. Business Week Online, Retrieved Tuesday, November 07, 2006 from the Academic Search Premier database.
The heat is on. (Cover story). (2006). Economist, Retrieved Tuesday, November 07, 2006 from the Academic Search Premier database.

Annotated Bibliography
Wikipedia (2006). Definition of global warming.Wikipedia.
Wikipedia (2006). Definition of business cycle. Wikipedia.
Wikipedia is an online free encyclopedia database. It included every kind of definition of some proper noun. I am going to use it to introduce global warming and business cycle.
Iwata, E. (n.d.). California business leaders say emissions limit could harm economy. USA Today. This article is warn the people that the new protocol about limited the greenhouse gases will harm economy. I am trying to use it to be the opposite issue and retort it.
Easterbrook, G. (2006, September 1). Some Convenient Truths. Atlantic. This article is talking about the past experiences of preventing air pollution. And trying to persuade people preventing global warming will not have to sacrifice so much. It is useful to enhance my issue that when people face the choice of global warming and economic growth.
Kennard, B., & Hauge, S. (2006). Global Warming on Main Street. Business Week This article explains the situation in U.S of preventing global warming. It’s helpful to strengthen my argument.

1 Comments:

At 3:59 PM, Blogger Karen Suo said...

Dear Jerry,

I really like your topic, analysing how to keep the good balance between preventing global warming whereas keeping economy growth, two hot issues.

Also,I like your outline, Proposal, the Research Paper and the Annotated bibliography.

Just one advice: please spend some more time in going through your whole assignment except the references because there are c couple of places of language errors, like phrases , word forms and etc.

Also, for a better blog effect, please poster your writings using HTML .

A-
Karen SUO

 

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