Jimmy Carter's Argument In Preserving The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?

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Former U.S President Jimmy Carter intends to urge throughout the passage that the United States

should preserve the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge rather than developing it for industrial and economic

purposes. In order to amplify the importance of his argument, the author relates is statement with his

own personal experience in the Arctic National Wild Life Refuge ; thus, Jimmy Carter emphasizes the

quintessence of the region and his argument.

The writer first starts off his argument with some background and basic information about the Arctic

Wildlife Refuge, but yet still indirectly implies the high value the environment has. For instance, the

author expresses the habitat as ‘America’s last truly great wilderness’ and ‘magnificent
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As it can be inferred from the words such as ‘brilliant’ and ‘timeless’, the writer

indirectly indicates that as an individual that experienced the nature in first-hand the Arctic National

Wildlife Refuge contains high values. Moreover, Jimmy Carter states that his experience was

‘unforgettable’ and ‘humbling’ and that the natural phenomenon he saw at the region was ‘once-in- a-

lifetime wildlife spectacle’ and like the ‘Serengeti’. In a nutshell, the writer indicates that the Arctic

National Wildlife Refuge has a lot of natural charming characteristics.

The narrator now shares his lessons that he learned from the involvement and recounts it with the

Officeworks he went through during his presidency. Jimmy carter first expresses his emotions, about if

the wild was industrialized, by urging in a heart breaking way such as the words ‘saddened’ and

‘tragedy’. Furthermore, he states that the developments would ‘destroy’ the wild where numerous

animals ‘depend’ on the ecosystem. The author expresses two simultaneous feelings, anger and anxiety,

by using words as stated previously: ‘Tragedy’ and ‘destroy’. After arranging the lessons he learnt, the

author now correlates it with his term as the president. Jimmy Carter maintains that the
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