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Wick 1Courtney WickWRT 101 20764Dr. Susan San Jule4 March 2020Al Gore uses the three rhetorical appeals in his film, that may not be effective. By not having the desired effect, not conveying the full message, or not appealing with your emotions. One of the appeals he uses is Logos– appeal to logic. An example of ineffective Logos is the slide where Gore first introduces global warming; he explains the science behind the greenhouse effect. This presented an error in his presentation when the explanation is given by Gore when hesays, “The problem we now face is that this thin layer of atmosphere is being thickened by huge quantities of carbon dioxide.” When increasing quantities of carbon dioxide are actually causing a blockage to the path for infrared radiation to come in and out rather than thickening the atmosphere itself. This argument is an example of Logos because the logic was there; the statement was wrong information given to the audience. They are making the slide ineffective

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