Al Gore: Climate of Denial

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Mina Wanies
February 24, 2013
English 1302
Professor Lourence

Al Gore: Climate of Denial

Al Gore writes “Climate of Denial" start with introducing the article with a question “is it real?”(Gore 1) what Gore means by that he talks about wrestling, is it an act or is it a real thing? He goes into some great detail about wrestling and asks himself a question, is wrestling fake or real by analyzing every move that a wrestler do during a match. With Gore opening up the article with wrestling, Gore use it as a metaphor through the article asking the same question but not on wrestling but this time on global warming. By using wrestling as a metaphor now the focus is on the real question that Gore had is global warming true or fake.

In the article, Gore makes many good points trying to get across the topic of global warming might be a bigger issue than most American think it is now of days. The main question Gore asks himself is global warming real or fake. Gore use wrestling as a metaphor throughout the article. Gore talks about the media on page 2 he act as if the media is a wrestling match against global warming. “Admittedly, the contest over global warming is a challenge for the referee because it’s a tag-term match, a real free-for-all. In one corner of the ring are Science and the Reason. In the other corner: Poisonous Polluters and Right-wing Ideologues.” (Gore 2). The way Gore talk about global warming is that in wrestling you have two people in the ring at all time you have your side where everyone likes and the other side that all or most no one likes. But the issue is that the free- for-all as the side where everyone likes and the science and reason as the bad side where no one likes. However Gore wants it to be the opposite way around to get people to really take global warming seriously. Gore is trying to appeal to a much younger audience than older. Gore appeal to the audience emotions with ethos, pathos, and logos. Gore use ethos to...
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