Major Persuasive Speech Luis Salamanca October 30, 2010 Topic Cars Title To Drive or Not to Drive General Purpose To persuade Specific Purpose To explain to my audience the problem of cars that give off too much carbon emissions, and to persuade them to start using more eco-friendly methods of transportation. Organizational Pattern Problem-solution Sub-Goal for Persuasion Adoption Action Step I want the audience to start using eco-friendly transportation methods by using public transportation, walking, or using an alternative vehicle, such as hybrids or electric cars.

Main Points I. Driving cars with high carbon emissions is a problem because (A. ) it will slowly kill us via the greenhouse effect, and (B. ) it will deplete our planet of non-renewable recourses. II. The solution is (A. ) to drive an eco-friendly vehicle or (B. ) to use alternate transportation. Thesis Statement Driving cars with high carbon emissions is a problem because it will slowly kill us via the greenhouse effect, and it will deplete our planet of non-renewable recourses. The solution is to drive an eco-friendly vehicle or to use alternate transportation

Introduction Attention Getter Do you know if you are aiding in the slow demise of our planet? If you are driving or know someone who does a car that releases carbon dioxide emissions you are. We all depend on our vehicles to get us to those great memories, like the beach or a wedding. (Statistic) According to Worldbank. org, in 2006, the United States carbon dioxide emission per capita was 19. 27 metric tons. This means that that year a person averaged 19. 27 metric tons of carbon Dioxide emissions, most of the coming from m their vehicle. Appeal to Emotions) Is having the best-looking car around worth the demise of the atmosphere of the planet? You can still have the coolest car without damaging the atmosphere. Establishing Credibility I care about the health of our planet and about the car that I drive. This is why I researched this topic. Thesis Statement Driving cars with high carbon dioxide emissions is a problem because it will slowly kill us via the greenhouse effect and it will deplete our planet of non-renewable recourses.

The solution is to drive an eco-friendly vehicle or to use public transportation or to walk. Action I will persuade you to drive eco-friendly vehicles or to use an alternative method of transport. Transition First, I’ll describe the problem. Body I Driving cars with high carbon dioxide emissions is a problem because it will slowly kill us via the greenhouse effect and it will deplete our planet of nonrenewable resources. A Driving cars with high carbon emissions will slowly kill the planet via the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is a natural process that keeps gases in the atmosphere. Since the 1700, the beginning of the Industrial revolution, the burning of (definition) fossil fuels, fuels formed from organic matter over many years, coal and natural gas are examples (example). b According to the Environmental Defense Fund, scientists estimate that the global average temperature might increase as much as 12°F by the year 2100. (Appeal to Security). c The planet Venus is an extreme example of the consequences of the greenhouse effect.

The planet Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system due to the thick clouds that capture heat and gases. B Driving vehicles that release high carbon emissions will eventually deplete our planet of its non-renewable recourses. d According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average car releases 575 pounds of carbon monoxide for every 12500 miles. The average light truck releases 854 pounds of carbon monoxide for every 14000 miles used. e Cars release large amounts of excess carbon monoxide that is harmful to the environment and it could kill us. Appeal to Emotions) Transition Second, I’ll explain a solution. II The solution is to drive an eco-friendly vehicle, to use alternate transportation. C Eco-friendly vehicles are a solution, since they release significantly less carbon emissions. f Many cars look great and they might use little or no fossil fuels. (Example) The Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf are to good looking eco friendly cars that use very little gasoline; they are electric powered cars. g Vehicles that are electric powered can go long distances and release no carbon emissions.

They are affordably priced and I the future, recharge stations would replace gasoline stations D Alternate Transportation is another option to release the carbon emissions of vehicles. h Public buses are usually offered in cities and towns. The buses are often routed to link one another. i Many buses are now (Definition) hybrids, or vehicles that use both electricity and gasoline. These buses are efficient in the sense that the carbon emissions they release are less than the average vehicle. j The Metropolitan transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) provides ‘Park and Rides’.

The concept is that one drives to the Park and Ride and parks one’s car and then takes the bus to your destination. k Walking and bike riding are ways that no carbon emissions are given and the body gets stronger (Appeal to Physical Needs). Transition In conclusion, Conclusion Thesis Driving cars with high carbon dioxide emissions is a problem because it will slowly kill us via the greenhouse effect and it will deplete our planet of non-renewable recourses. The solution is to drive an eco-friendly vehicle or to use public transportation or to walk.

Action (Appeals to emotions) If you care about the future of the planet, I urge you to get an eco-friendly vehicle or to take public transportation. Closure (Appeal to Emotions) Cars aid to the slow killing of Earth. Unless you want the planet to die out because of your vehicle’s daily contribution to carbon emissions, I strongly urge you to get a better car or take public transportation. The children of the children of your children can lie in a better place, where the air is not polluted by carbon emissions from the cars that we drive today.

You have the option to clear both your mind and the environment, drive for the best. You can still have the hottest car around and feel good for yourself (Appeal to Self-Esteem).

References The basics of global warming. (2009, January 29). Environmental Defense Fund. Retrieved from http://www. edf. org/page. cfm? tagID=35215;amp;source=ggadgw35215;amp;gclid=CJiP2vmZ_qQCFchA2godJFWohA Carbon dioxide. (2010, March 3) Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved from http://www. epa. gov/climatechange/emissions/co2. html Jaffe, E. (2010, October 12). Public transportation takes us there. Publictransportaion. org. Retrieved from http://www. publictransportation. org/ Meg, G. (2009, August 31). Top 10 eco-friendly cars for 2010. Associatedcontent. com. Retrieved from http://www. associatedcontent. com/article/2120115/top_10_ecofriendly_cars_for_2010. html Park and ride locations (n. d. ) ridemetro. org. Retrieved from http://www. ridemetro. org/SchedulesMaps/ParkRide. aspx United States data. (n. d. ). Worldbank. org. Retrieved from http://data. worldbank. org/country/united-states

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