Argumentative Synthesis

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Terrence Smith
Advanced College Writing
Dr. Ruby Parker
Argument Synthesis
April 21, 2011

Argument Synthesis

In Mr. Siemiesz’s chapter he explained about the National Security Consequences of U.S Oil Dependence and how it could be fixed and changed for the best interest of the country; Mr. Siemiesz outlined specific points or steps the country could take to make those changes he outlined in the chapter. “Those major energy suppliers from Russia to Iraq to Venezuela have been increasingly able and willing to use their resources to pressure their strategic and political objectives. That these country’s are consuming less oil less then all of the other countries especially the United States. The Fact is that the U.S. makes up to 4.6% of the world’s population but uses 25% of the world’s oil. So the challenge of this is over the next several years the U.S. needs to slow down and stop consuming a lot of Oil and hopefully find new ways to find energy”.

In Mr. Franco’s chapter “205 ways to save the Earth” explains several ways to save the planet; the author of the chapter Thomas L. Friedman speaks in his article about the word “Green” and how that term is used, he continued in the article to say that people need to find ways to improve the environment and recommended that it is in the best interest of the world to preserve the world he goes into ways for example like citizens of the world should being recycling and to help beautify the planet. Mr. Franco’s chapter concludes that the countries of the world have to learn better ways to improve the environment for everyone.

“The basic proposition behind the science of climate change is so firmly rooted in the laws of physics that no reasonable person can dispute it. All other things being equal, adding carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere—by, for example, burning millions of tons of oil, coal and natural gas—will make it warm up. That, as the Nobel Prize–winning chemist Svante Arrhenius first...
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