Review two articles in the Opposing Viewpoints in Context database in the University Library. Read one for promoting renewable energy and one opposed to renewable energy. Write a 350- to 700-word essay in which you do the following:
Summarize the issue.
State your position on the issue.
Explain the perceptual blocks and habits that hinder your thinking when looking at the opposing view and defending your own view.
Describe what you can do to overcome those perceptual blocks and habits that are hindering your thinking and explain how your thought processes can be manipulated by perception. The current situation that has arisen from President Barack Obama is to push the agenda to free America from dependency on foreign oil. Coal, oil, and natural gas are called fossil fuels because they were formed from the remains of plants and animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago, before the age of dinosaurs. When these ancient life forms died, they accumulated and were buried by deeper and deeper layers of sediment. The actual transformation process of these prehistoric creatures into coal, oil, and natural gas is not known. But scientists do know that pressure (from being buried deep underground), heat, and a great deal of time went into the making of fossil fuels. I personally think that we should not have to depend on the foreign oil, that we have plenty of oil off our own shores. I believe that if we use our own resources we would be paying less at the pump as well as giving more American’s jobs. However they want to come up with other ways of providing us with fuel. Advanced technology already exists to turn coal into a type of synthetic oil. Still others say that electric cars dependent on the electric grid and coal-fired electricity will transport future Americans. I think that this is a good idea as well, however it is going to cost our country more money and we are already in such a huge deficit. As a county we need to get of debt...
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