Essay about A Moral Atmosphere By Bill Mckibben

1146 Words Nov 11th, 2016 5 Pages
“Post [Hurricane] Sandy (which hurt the economy to the tune of $100 billion) and the drought ($150 billion), 74 percent of Americans have decided they’re very concerned about climate change and want something to happen” (McKibben 669). “A Moral Atmosphere” by Bill McKibben, argues that Americans are blaming climate change on big industries, while they could be part of the movement on climate change. McKibben goes on to show how Americans will use excuse after excuse to explain why the weakening ecosystem is not their fault, but in reality it can be solved by normal people. He concludes with that in the end everyone is going to need to step up and help fight to protect the damaged biosphere. “A Moral Atmosphere” uses strategies of statistics and personal testimony to show that American citizens need to fight to help our planet. Additionally, The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, claims that the environment must be protected from those who profit from it. In the story a boy goes and visits the Once-ler. The Once-ler tells the boy a story about a valley that he found filled with Truffula trees; the Once-ler learns he can profit from the Truffula trees. The Lorax is then introduced and tells the Once-ler that he cannot cut down the Truffula trees, but the Once-ler does not listen. The Once-ler soon opens up a factory and there becomes less and less Truffula trees. The Lorax continues to warn the Once-ler to stop cutting down trees and eventually there are no trees left. The factory forces…

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