An Argument to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Specific Purpose: To convince the audience that nuclear weapons are perhaps the greatest threat to the survival of the planet and should be eliminated at all costs by direct action. Thesis: Nuclear weapons are completely unnecessary and are dangerous in manifold ways and must be eliminated by direct action. Method of Organization: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence Attention1. “More than 150,000 people are thought to have died when the bombs fell on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, and on Nagasaki three days later” (Young & Edwards 6). 2. The long term effects of exposure to nuclear bombs is not entirely known, but radiation is already known to cause cancer and can alter DNA such that...The end:
.....clusion Action1. Your efforts to get involved are the only way to truly eliminate nuclear weapons as war- mongering governments make a lot of money off of military posturing. 2. The future of the planet is completely in your hands. If nuclear weapons are not eliminated, eventually they will be used. Works Cited Hosenball, Mark. "COMING AROUND ON IRAN." Newsweek 155.4 (2010): 10. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 29 Jan. 2010. Robock, Alan, and Owen Brian Toon. "LOCAL NUCLEAR WAR, GLOBAL SUFFERING." Scientific American 302.1 (2010): 74-81. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 29 Jan. 2010. Young, Emma, and Rob Edwards. "Secrets of the A-bomb survivors." New Scientist 187.2511 (2005): 6-9. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 29 Jan. 2010.