My eighth-graders know climatology better than congressmen. (Pathos…
My eighth-graders know climatology better than congressmen.
The author explains how Lamar Smith is not adequate for his position by explaining how scientist have the answers he denies.
"We don’t have time to wait for Austin’s scientifically illiterate representatives to understand how science works while they continue to ignore the warning signs."
The author refers to the representatives as "illiterates", representing her emotions towards them & their unresponsibility to address the issue. She also
The author does not provide a solid narrative, besides the quotes used from Lamar Smith.
The author's article is more inclined towards her opinion on the issue rather than providing facts/statistics.
Be fair to an alternative viewpoint
The author leaves little to no room for an alternative opinion. She explains how climate change is real & cannot understand why representatives would deny it.
The author uses professionalism in her article, however towards the last paragraph, she describes Austins scientifically representative as "illiterates".
Build a bridge to the audience
The author builds a bridge with the audience by explaining how climate change is in issue affecting us all.
Claim & Supporting Reasons
Climate change should be addressed instead of debating it it's real or not.
Eighth grader have a better understanding than representatives/congress
Climate change is not being addressed properly & it's affecting us all.
People depend on science yet know little to none of it.
The author wrote her article opinion based; she compared representatives/congress to her eighth graders. To support her opinion she quoted Lamar Smith, as well as Carl Sagan.
The author quotes Lamar Smith when he commented on his denial on climate change & that scientists don't know about the factors affecting climate change
The author observed her eighth grade students & compared them to the congressmen.
Facts & statistics
The author does not provide statics; she also provides very few facts: " Smith...defunding NASA's earth & science research..."
Does not apply.