Instructions: After watching the documentary “Before the Flood” write a paper (minimum 2 pages, times roman, 12 pt. type, double spaced) and in your own words answer the following questions. Provide a well thought out justification for each of your answers.

  • What evidence is given in this documentary that confirms that climate change is real and is happening.
  • Why are the effects of climate change happening way ahead of the scientific projections, 15 or 20 years ago?
  • Describe the significance of the conversations that Leonardo DiCaprio had with Barack Obama and the Pope through to Elon Musk and Piers Sellers.
  • List all the areas that LD traveled to describe the effects that climate change is having on each. Expand upon sunny day flooding in Miami beach.
  • What is a carbon tax and in your opinion, is it a good way to curb climate change? What information made you come to this conclusion?
  • In your opinion does corporate money influence politics in the United States or is it vice versa? Do you think that public opinion tends to sway the political opinion of our leaders or is it vice versa?
  • What are some specific changes that citizens can make to combat climate change?
  • Do you think that the general public has a good understanding of climate change and do you think that climate change education is needed?

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