ENG 120 Unit 1 Assignment 3 Argument Analysis

Unit 1: Assignment 3

Argument Analysis


What main argument (or claim) does the author make?

The main argument the author make is about the impact on our climate change (global warming).

Summarize the reasons the author uses to support the claim.

The author, Greg Harman, states that there are professional found that this global warming is somehow beneficial for our planet; and the some other professional claim that this global warming is damaging and will cause disasters, violence and weak government.

What viewpoints may audience members have that oppose the author’s main argument?

Some of the viewpoints that oppose the author’s main argument are: “It is pretty damn obvious that there are positive impacts of climate change, even though we are not always allowed to talk about them,” Tol told the Guardian. And, according to Ridley that says “climate change has done more good than harm so far,” and will probably do so “for most of this century”. 

Is the author biased? Why or why not? What does it mean to be biased?

Yes, the author is being biased in this article. Biased means having two ways or two bias. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary “tending to yield one outcome more frequently than others in a statistical experiment”. In this case the author according to his introduction is trying to show negatives effects on global warming. He is being partial.

What is the most compelling evidence that the writer presents?

His most compelling evidence is when he presents the 159 “counter-arguments” and the 139 samples of arguments on how the global warming will do more harming than good to our future.

After reading the article, what do you know about the audience it is intended for?

The audience it is intended for could be scientists, meteorologist, college students, and people who is interested in this matter.


Harman, Greg (2014). The guardian. New argument from climate change deniers: global warming is a good thing. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/environment-climate-change-denier-global-warming

Merriam-Webster (1828). Retrieved from: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biased