A good thesis statement:

  • tells the reader how you will interpret the significance of the subject matter under discussion.
  • is a road map for the paper; in other words, it tells the reader what to expect from the rest of the paper.
  • directly answers the question asked of you. A thesis is an interpretation of a question or subject, not the subject itself. The subject, or topic, of an essay might be World War II or Moby Dick; a thesis must then offer a way to understand the war or the novel.
  • makes a claim that others might dispute.
  • is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your argument to the reader. The rest of the paper, the body of the essay, gathers and organizes evidence that will persuade the reader of the logic of your interpretation.

Source: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/thesis-statements/

Write a good thesis statement for each of the IB style following questions on Global Climate Change:

  1. Explain the likely effects of global warming and the international differences in response to it.
  2. “The consequences of global climate change are determined by poverty.” Discuss thgis statement with reference to examples.
  3. Explain how the energy and transport industries could reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in the future.
  4. Is the growing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere causing global warming? Give reasons to support your answer.
  5. If countries like Canada and Russia are expected to benefit from global warming, does that mean they have no interest in working to slow down climate change?  Explain your answer.