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Nissen 1Devon NissenProfessor CragoeEnglish Composition I20 January 2019Chemical DestructionSociety today relies heavily on manufactures to pump out millions of highly demanded products each day including: cars, beauty products, clothes, electronics, etc. Unfortunately, the means by which these products are created is slowly destroying this planet and its inhabitants. Manufactures use fossil fuels for energy, but each time the fuels are burned it creates gasses that perpetuate global warming, and the products being created with these fuels are laced with chemicals that are absorbed into the human body, creating an array of issues. Is that shampoo or fancy sports car worth losing all the things that make earth beautiful? Why are helpless children and animals at the receiving end of the damage? This just should not be and things most definitely need to change. The innocent should not have to suffer for the sake of carelessness, when the issue has been addressed and many companies advertise safe alternatives and solutions.In her essay “Despair Not,” Sandra Steingraber discusses the issues with the use of fossil fuels and the destruction it has brought to the earth. She shares that “One in every four mammal species is now threatened with extinction” (673), and “childhood diseases linked to toxic chemical exposures are rising in prevalence” (673). She emits a very concerned tone, as she worries about her children and the world they will grow up in if things do not change, and change very soon. Her essay is used not only to raise awareness on a major issue, but to urge her audience, parents, to understand the severity and make the change to renewable energy. She
Nissen 2argues that many people are extremely aware of the issue and seem to shrug it off as though it is nothing, saying “In the face of knowledge too upsetting to bear, there is nothing to do but look away” (675). The usage of alarming statistics, and children as the main target of destruction help

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