The Environmentalist Mindset By Rush Limburt

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Being born in 1997, there has not been a time in my life during which the environment was not an issue of importance. There has been discussion of global warming, global cooling, pollution, litter harming animals, the list goes on. These are all things that I have been exposed to my entire life. Even in kindergarten we were taught how to respect the environment, and keep a clean Earth. Though these topics may seem simple to children, they can spark debate in many adults. Even today, I see the effects we are having on the environment all around me. Just around the corner from my house, only a five minute drive, sit numerous chemical plants. Throughout the day you can see the smog and pollution they inject into the air. While these plants may provide some helpful service to us, they may also do more harm than good. It is crucial that we achieve our goals, but we must take care of our planet as we do so. Limbaugh, however, would probably disagree. In his article, “The Environmentalist Mindset,” he discusses his position on the debate of environmentalism. However, his outrageous views couple with his sub-par persuasive writing skills, and leave his argument severely lacking.
In “The Environmental Mindset,” Rush Limbaugh discusses how extreme environmentalists wish to
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Limbaugh makes no attempt in this article to show the reasoning of his opposition. While doing this may seem counter-intuitive, it would provide a chance for him to show why his opinion is correct as compared to his opposition, thus strengthening his argument. There are also many points where Limbaugh makes claims but ignores key facts. Notice how he says that environmentalists wish to revert us to the “horse-and-buggy era,” (Limbaugh, 1999), yet fails to mention the technological advances made by environmentalists, especially ones such as clean energy, electric vehicles, and so

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