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To support the use of renewables, Hasan Minhaj, a political commentator, uses pathos to appeal to politicians and adults by expressing that children should not have to be concerned for their future. Hasan mentions that our individual efforts are useless if the government continues to susidize businesses within the oil industry. He demonstrates that some kids are suing the government for not dealing with climate change, which “violates their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property” (Minhaj). He states, “no child’s afterschool activity should be being a plaintiff” (Minhaj). Hasan uses this statment to attack politicians who are supporting the use of oil. He makes it clear that if they don’t address climate change, chlidren are going to be forced to take on adult roles. He also expresses that politicians are robbing children of their childhood by supporting the oil industry and making them worry about their lives at such an early age. In addition, Hasan is saying that children should only be concerned with having fun and enjoying their youth, but due to the government’s inaction, children are forced to become grown ups and take on responsibility. Afterwards, Hasan mentions his baby daughter and says, “I don’t want my daughter to have to sue for the right to be alive.” By mentioning his daughter, he relates to other parents. He emotionally appeals to them, expressing that if they don’t want their kids to suffer in the present and future, they have to change the politicians who are in office and support renewable energy.

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  1. I think the pathos pointed out by you is good which mention about the connection between Hasan’s daughter and other parent’s children. The intended audience would think about this argument more since they have similar siutation faced and mentioned by Hasan.

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