A Modest Proposal Concerning the Environment Essay
* Based on Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” (1729).
It is a melancholy object to those who travel through this great country to see isolated corners of this fair realm still devoted to protecting the environment. The wretched advocators of these ideals are frequently seen doling out petitions and begging at their neighbours’ doors to feed their obsession, which keeps them in the contemptible poverty that they so richly deserve.
I think it is agreed by all parties that it is an eyesore to see these people blockading the roads to prime tree-cutting land and bombarding our most respectable government with impractical proposals. It is not so Herculean a task to …show more content…
I grant that the increase in greenhouse gases may be somewhat costly to us due to the price of air conditioning; however, warmer temperatures yield larger farm corps and Otto Warberg, a Nobel Prize winner in medicine, showed that decreasing the oxygen available to the tissues could cure cancer. In short, increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reaps immense