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Can we live without oil? Show more Show less

Oil is a big part of society. It’s used to power cars and produce energy. Although the world relies on oil, oil has a negative rap. When burned, oil creates carbon dioxide. Global warming and the degradation of the global environment is caused by excessive carbon dioxide emissions. Would it be better if society stopped using oil or is it so reliant on oil that it would be too risky to get rid of it?

Yes, we can live without oil Show more Show less

Society is too reliant on oil, and the environment is suffering because of it. There are oil alternatives that would be enough for society.
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Exercise inducing transportation is healthier than using oil powered transportation

Different modes of transportation such as walking and bicycling are a great way of exercising. If society made these modes of transportation the main way of getting to and from, everyone would be healthier.
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Context

The Argument

Cars are a big part of basic human needs. In 2016, there were an estimated amount of 1.4 billion cars being driven worldwide.[1] But civilization can survive without cars. Walking and bike riding are healthy alternatives to using oil fueled cars.

Counter arguments

Replacing cars entirely is a bad idea. In India, the country is having an issue getting an ambulance to people in trouble due to their bad roads.[2] Without ambulances entirely, there would be a crisis of people not getting to the hospital fast enough.

Framing

Premises

[P1] Cars are important in society. [P2] There are over 1.4 billion cars used in the world. [P3] Bicycle riding and walking can replace cars.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P3] Replacing cars with walking and bicycle riding will harm society.

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References

  1. https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-advice/how-many-cars-are-there-in-the-world-70629
  2. https://www.thestatesman.com/lifestyle/health/ambulance-emergency-facilities-important-patient-survival-1502715181.html

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