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  • 1. Argumentative essays 3
  • 2. Should individuals or governments beresponsible for reducing fossil fueluse?• Thesis statement:• What is your argument? What are you arguingfor:• In this essay it will be argued that individualsmust take responsibility for fossil fuelreduction if the world is to see a real changein its use.
  • 3. Should individuals or governments beresponsible for reducing fossil fueluse?• What is the opponent’s view• Evidence/quote/reference/example• Opposite view• Evidence/quote/reference/example• Some conclusion on this point
  • 4. Should individuals or governments beresponsible for reducing fossil fueluse?What is the opponent’s viewEvidence/quote/reference/exampleOpposite viewEvidence/quote/reference/exampleSome academics argue that because the government has large amounts of money itcan afford the costs of more expensive alternative energies and so should takeresponsibility. In Sweden the government paid millions of pounds to buy newgenerators to heat their buildings reducing fossil fuel use by 1000s (McAllister, 2012).Something that individuals could not do.However, research has shown that low cost adaptations made by individuals canreduce fossil fuels as much as expensive government backed programs. Evans (2013)states that in Scotland residents signed a pledge to say they would all use moreenergy efficient light bulbs. This small financial change which only cost each person afew pounds has seen drastic cuts in fossil fuel use.