What is the effect of climate change on the economic activities in Mount Desert Island?
The question deals with the climate change topic that interests me enough to speak my own opinions and thoughts. Islands attract most people for various activities. Recently, changes in climate have caused a rise in sea levels, extreme rainfall among other concerns which impacts on the existence of islands.
The question is fully researchable. From the onset, the research design will involve both primary and secondary data. Secondary data will address the historical economic activities, while primary data will require visiting Mount Desert Island.
The necessary questions requiring answers include; what were the economic activities in Mount Desert Island? To what extent have the economic activities change? For worse or for better?
The scope of the study is reasonable. I can compare the changes in economic performance between the past and present turn over.
My question is too narrow, and focus on specific impacts of climate change. Selecting on economic activities is motivated by the fact that economic opportunities attract the majority of the occupants of most islands.
The success of my study will rely on data gathered from government reports, journal, internet sources such as newspapers, and field research by interviewing the inhabitants. Some of them include “Global Climate Change Impacts on Pacific Islands Terrestrial Biodiversity: A Review: by Tailor and Kumar, and “Impacts of climate change and sea-level rise on small island states: National and international responses” by John Pernetta.
Most of the sources, especially the economic reports and climate change warnings are accessible, while others such as government blueprints and reports will require permission from the authorities.
I believe my research question is of high quality and will be answered at the end of the research process.
Pernetta, J.C. (1992). Impacts of climate change and sea-level rise on small island states National and international responses. Science Direct. https://doi.org/10.1016/0959-3780(92)90033-4.
Taylor, S., and Kumar, L. (2016). Global Climate Change Impacts on Pacific Islands Terrestrial Biodiversity: A Review. Tropical Conservation Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/194008291600900111.