His presentation and tone allows the readers to create their own idea that the opposers are
Gary Varvel’s political cartoon, published on October 16, 2015, can be examined in terms of the rhetorical triangle and its appeals to logos, pathos, and ethos. His cartoon depicted the threat of federal debt while criticizing Bernie Sanders’s belief in climate change is the biggest threat to the US. The rhetorical triangle will be utilized to further analyze the meaning of this cartoon. Speaker, subject and audience are the three subjects in the rhetorical triangle. Its appeals to logos, pathos, and ethos will be essential to the political cartoon analysis.
Documentaries inform viewers about significant events and often have a strong point to make about social, environmental and economic issues. In this case “Fahrenheit 9/11” directed and written by Michael Moore, focuses largely on the social aspect. The U.S. Political commentator and actor heavily addresses his biased ideas in the 2004 documentary, by using several film techniques, film styles, historical relevance, and with the help of montages and sarcasm to deliver his message about Bush’s awful and manipulating ways as being a ‘President’. Moore’s documentary is worthwhile to study and watch due to the blatant accusations he makes towards Bush, opening up ideas for the intended audience watching. “Fahrenheit 9/11” contains many documentary
In Robert J. Liftoff’s article Our Changing Climate Mind-set, he proclaims to the audience that it’s only after 4 catastrophic hurricanes: Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria that people see the immediate sense of danger that climate change is causing. Even before the catastrophic hurricanes that devastated millions of people, there were a drumbeat of storms, floods, droughts and wildfires that should have been a clear indicator of climate change. Although there are those that reject the idea that climate change is the result of human devices, awareness has been ever increasing thanks to the many scientist and politicians that she be a topic more heavily discussed. Although this came from a writer that isn’t that well known, the material was published
He puts together an article that pushes the reader into reading the information and provides an argument for the House of unAmerican Committee. And he also supports the argument of how the committee puts together the films. The third source informs the reader of the “panic in Hollywood” and how it really brings out the fear in the citizens of the united streams because their favorite film writers have gone for a trial for being a communist. This article was written by James Felton. These three articles have brought together an understanding of the communists “invading”
In the Documentary Before the Flood, Leonardo Dicaprio travels around the world to meet with scientists, activists, and world leaders who inform us about climate change and how it affects our environment. Rhetorical devices are used throughout the documentary such as pathos, logos, and ethos which all are effective and help make claims that are efficiently supported and understood. The rhetorical device of ethos is widely supported throughout the documentary due to the use of scientists, politicians, government companies, and activists who all have credibility and a title that is highly looked up to. Gregory Mankiw is a professor at Harvard and teaches economics.
He explains, “I was excited to be a part of the ‘Dream’ [section], and then I found out I 'm leading off the ‘Nightmare?’ section of it” (Gore). Here, he is referencing peoples already negative stigma towards climate issues, as his talk was classified as a “nightmare” on the event’s line up only because of its topic of focus. He continues to say, “And certainly there are things about the climate crisis that qualify. And I have some bad
For instance, he encourages his audience to think within the quote, “Are we demanding enough of our television news presentations? And are the men of this medium demanding enough of themselves?”(Agnew) He knew that even though his audience wouldn’t say their answers aloud, it would stir thoughts within them and keep them engaged. He also asks the questions, “Now what do Americans know of the men who wield this power?” and, “Is it not fair and relevant to question its concentration in the hands of a tiny, enclosed fraternity of privileged men elected by no one and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by Government?”(Agnew)
Describing the tons of people worried and fearful about our government. Although whenever Gore explores the impact of media and also the American authorities on the mass consciousness of American individuals. One among the most important concepts Al Gore promotes in his book is that the concept
Questions like this, says Higgins, are what “drive the curiosity of climate scientists.” And when it comes to probing for answers, there’s no better place to start than on Antarctica’s frozen landscape. Ice, explains Higgins, traps gases such as carbon dioxide and methane – and what’s more, it preserves them remarkably well. Thus, “quality” ice samples can provide geologists like Higgins with a window into the past – and a peek at what future climate conditions could look like if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. “Ice cores,” says Higgins, “are seminal for understanding humans’ role in climate systems and how changes in CO2 affect changes in climate.”
Hictor Rodriguez, in his “Ideology and Film Culture”, compares one-sided ideologies and assertions such as “women are less rational than men” which are partly constituted by contexts of discrimination and social practices to the act of watching only a single scene from a given movie. Watching the ending, solely, would certainly enable one to follow the dialogue and perhaps what the characters are doing, but the movie would not make sense and the action would not be understood in the same manner it would have been when watching the entire movie. (264) For Rodriguez, ideologies main characteristic is often being transformed into truth-claims; this feature, however, does not make them truth-claims. In the same article, Rodriguez invokes the ideas of Noel Carroll and Ronald de Sosa concerning the political implications of the cinema and the way they employ “paradigm scenarios that are embodied in the stories people create, disseminate, and consume.” The power of these scenarios lies in the way they are linked to sets of emotions.
Climate change, unlike major issues of our time, cannot be solved in a few years. It will take decades to rectify the problem. It is difficult enough to get people to act on something that they will not see results from in a few decades. Add a generation gap and it becomes incredibly difficult to get people to change their ways when the benefits of their actions will go towards someone they will never be on this planet with at the same time
Climate change Concerns over climate change has received increasing attention in recent years by industry, policy makers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the public as awareness of the results and dismal future projections from climatology research have become widely reported in the media and debated at the local and the international level. Despite remaining uncertainties and the inherent complexity of the field of climatology, a growing body of international research published in peer-review journals and periodically reviewed by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC suggests that the Earth is undergoing changes in climate at an unprecedented rate. The observed increases in global average temperatures can to a
Environmental issues began to be discussed and debated only towards the end of the 20th century. Since then significant amount of literature has been penned down raising awareness about issues of pollution, deforestation, animal rights and several others however it has failed to result in major changes, ideas or even actions to save the environment. Several species of animals have become extinct; pollution level is at an all-time high, global warming is leading to severe climate changes all across the globe but these problems do not seem to alarm the decision makers. Leydier & Martin (2013) also states that, “despite the increasing expression of concern in political and media debates about issues such as climate change, pollution and threats