Annotated Bibliography

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Good sources. Topic is good, but thesis needs to be disputable. Make sure to focus on how we know about the report. Source 6 is spot on. Watch your spelling. You can run work through Word before posting.

Thesis: The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change discovered that Earth will warm by 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit by 2040, and bring along extreme consequences. This disruption in temperature will cause problems such as: extreme heat, increased flooding, and wildfires. Additionally, there could be droughts, food shortages and poverty. Numerous U.S. federal government agencies issued a report in November arguing that climate change will reduce the U.S. economy by ten percent by 2100, which would include a $141 billion in costs from heat-related illnesses and deaths.

Book: Mendelsohn, Robert. Global Warming and the American Economy: a Regional Assessment of Climate Change Impacts. Edward Elgar, 2001.

This book found in FIU Green Library General Collection — HC106.8 .G594 2001 talks about the impact of global warming on the American economy. With so much change happening to the climate almost every aspect of industry in the country will be affected. The biggest hit will be that of agriculture there will also be an increase in migrants arriving and new challenges posed feeding the population.

2.Scholarly Journal: FRAIN, SYLVIA C. “‘Make America Secure’: Media, Militarism, and Climate Change in the Marianas Archipelago.” Pacific Journalism Review, vol. 24, no. 2, Nov. 2018, pp. 218–240. EBSCOhost, doi:10.24135/pjr.v24i2.407.

This scholarly journal found in the communication and media complete database talks about the need to make America america secure from the threat of climate change. Climate change presents a variety of threats to americas national security as well as economy ecnonomy. The article talks about how the media needs to play a key role in educating people on the dangers and how the more emphasis placed on it the more attention it will receive recieve.

3. Article in trade magazine: Temple, James, and James Temple. “Cutting Emissions Could Prevent Tens of Thousands of Heat Deaths Annually.” MIT Technology Review, MIT Technology Review, 28 Nov. 2018,

This article in technology review talks about how cutting global emissions can help save thousands of lives. Heat deaths around the world are steadily rising due to the greenhouse effects caused by emissions into the atmosphere. This is a great place to start here in the United States to cut back on fossil fuel emissions into the atmosphere.

4. Newspaper: Davenport, Coral, and Kendra Pierre-louis. “U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 23 Nov. 2018,

This is the New York Times article that talks about the government report on the economic threats posed by climate change. Ranging from a shrinking economy to increased and never before seen health epidemics the report paints a sobering picture. This article helps prove how framing climate change from an economic perspective can help mobilize more action to fight it.

5. Website: Jina, Amir. “Will Global Warming Shrink U.S. GDP 10%? It’s Complicated, Says The Person Who Made The Estimate.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 5 Dec. 2018,

Forbes is a great website to use as it touches on a wide variety of topics especially climate change. This article talks about how the US economy and its GDP might shrink by 10%. The author argues that its a bit more complicated then that and there are many factors that go into fixing the problem. Media plays a key role in helping to highlight the issues that are facing the country as a whole and climate change needs to become a bigger issue.

6. Source of your choice: Corbett, Julia B. “Media Power and Climate Change.” Nature News, Nature Publishing Group, 25 Mar. 2015,

For my personal source of choice, I used The article I chose talks about media and its impact on climate change.Fingers are often pointed directly at the news media for their powerful influence and ineffective reporting of climate change. But is that the best place to point? And are there more effective ways to conceptualize the power of the media and to consider whom they serve? The article talks about how the entities that fund media corporations may very well be the ones making them ignore or not talk about the subject of climate change enough


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