Here’s a list of suggested titles for your final essay. Feel free to propose a title of your own if none of these grab you:
- Should we trust what a climate model tells us about the future?
- “The structure of a system determines its behaviour”. What does this mean, and how does it apply to tackling climate change?
- Why do climate scientists need computational models to help them understand the climate system?
- What is the single most important barrier preventing effective action on climate change?
- How would we determine whether geo-engineering proposals would work as effective solutions to climate change?
- “All models are wrong, but some are useful”. Discuss, with reference to the kinds of models used to reason about climate change.
- Would an understanding of feedback loops help in in the process of framing policies on tackling climate change?
Remember, in planning and writing your essay, think carefully about what the question is asking (and why it’s worded the way it is). There’s no right answer to any of these questions – you can choose to argue them from any viewpoint you like, but make sure to use concrete examples to illustrate your points, and try to avoid vague or over-general statements. As with any formal essay, make sure you cite the sources used.