College Writing 1
Paper # 5: Argument Analysis for an Inconvenient Truth
When will people wake up? Throughout history in our planet’s timeline, global warming seems to be an increasing issues rising as time moves forward. People are being less concern with the environment and more focused on materialistic things. Global warming is caused by increased carbon dioxide circulating the earth’s atmosphere if such that the planet keeps increasing temperature which is not a good thing because earth needs to be in a stable condition. Although Carbon dioxide can be good to keep the world stable, it can also be very harmful when increase because of the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil and the deforestation of many trees and plants in forests. Because of these negative actions, glaciers have been melting, animals have been suffering, and storms have been increasing throughout the whole world! Noticing such a drastic problem, former vice president Al Gore, created a very popular film in order to spread awareness throughout the United States. This film was called An Inconvenient Truth, and to pursue the audience to see the damage caused by global warming he uses ethos, pathos, and logos to effectively achieve his purpose. He strongly uses pathos from his personal stories and tragedies happening around the world. For ethos he establishes credibility from his political authorities. And finally he uses logic by depicting numerous surveys, expressing the problems the world has been having since past history.
Touching upon his personal dramatic events to tragedies that affected the death of people and animals Al Gore effectively uses pathos to express his concern on global warming. A deep segment in the film was when Al Gore began to discuss one of his most life changing experiences of his life, his son’s accident. The moment was on April 3, 1989 as Gore’s six year old son; Albert ran across the street to see his friend...