Purposeful Summaries – Charlieclover

Paper or Plastic

It seems counterintuitive that while trees will effectively absorb carbon dioxide over the long run, paper, a product of trees, won’t. You might assume that since trees are used to make paper they would have similar impacts, but they don’t. Trees create paper, which is used by everyone every day and recycled to be used again. Trees produce many different products are produced as alternative resources. For the purpose of excreting oxygen as waste, trees will consume both carbon dioxide and water. This is advantageous to a wide range of earthly processes. Trees continue to store carbon dioxide even after they are cut down and turned into paper. Carbon dioxide is preserved in products made from trees if it isn’t broken down or burned. Because it is made of trees, paper is regarded as being “greener” than plastic in contrast. But it was found to be untrue. But after a while, the papers will quickly deteriorate. Paper materials are not the best source since they need to be constantly produced because they cannot be used for a long period of time. Although paper might not be the first option for long-term carbon storage, it is still a possibility because improved plastic bags and other items are being developed. Reusable bags are still the most environmentally beneficial choice because of this.

The Curse of Oil Riches

It seems counterintuitive that countries with ample oil supply suffer as a result of it. Exploration for oil results in dependence on both the resource and the authority that regulates its use. Additionally, as oil sales finally surpass those of other exported items, jobs at oil refineries rise while those supporting and exporting other resources decline. The probability of invasion is 21% higher for oil-exporting countries than for non-oil-exporting countries. Oil is a major source of economic power for many emerging countries. Venezuela, Libya, Nigeria, Angola, and Chad are only a few of the instances of these nations given in the article. Another illustration of how oil exports are used to benefit citizens is when a quarter of Alaska’s annual earnings are invested in oil and its citizens receive a piece of the dividend. Another instance of how oil exports are used to help regions with an oil society is the investment of a quarter of Alaska’s annual income in oil and the distribution of a share of the dividend to its residents. The original effort for legislation, however, failed because the issue of corruption still dominates these tactics in some countries. Overall, it seems that these situations involve special interest groups that develop as soon as the oil is discovered, rather than the oil itself, as the problem.

Do Multivitamins Really Work?

Multivitamins are said to be paradoxical since, although being intended to be helpful for us, they might not be doing anything at all. Despite the huge amount of multivitamins that are developed and produced in the US, vitamin deficiencies are exceedingly rare in the country. However, a regular vitamin intake could potentially aid persons who are vitamin deficient. It has been established that consuming vitamins won’t improve the health of the average healthy person. A good diet, regular exercise, and vitamins can all work together to help someone retain extra vitamins. Studies from 2009 revealed that despite a company’s promises, the vitamins do not provide any such protection or guarantee. Customers might be squandering their money. Average vitamin users are actually more likely than non-users to already be getting all the nutrients they require from their diet, which ultimately negates the purpose of the supplement. Taking supplements while meeting your daily vitamin needs through food can lead to serious issues including heart disease, which is frequent in the elderly. It’s important to consume what your body needs rather than what advertisements recommend.

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1 Response to Purposeful Summaries – Charlieclover

  1. davidbdale says:

    —Why so much hemming and hawing about paper, CharlieClover? It sequesters carbon for as long as it lasts. Libraries are full of sequestered carbon. AND it can be recycled and STILL sequester carbon. AND, to make more if you need it, you can grow trees to sequester EVEN MORE carbon.

    —You’re every which way about oil-rich countries too, CC. PURPOSEFUL summary doesn’t have to be “fair and balanced.” It can’t be UNTRUE or DISTORT the facts, but by nature it SELECTS or EMPHASIZES the evidence that persuades readers of a point of view. What’s true of Alaska sounds quite positive as you phrase it, but it contradicts your overall theme of the CURSE of oil riches. Isn’t it also true that Alaska has a woefully underdeveloped social service culture? What happens when the oil rush ends? All those Alaskans dependent on royalties will be out of luck.

    —Let me demonstrate how to SUBORDINATE the evidence that doesn’t help your argument. You say:

    However, a regular vitamin intake could potentially aid persons who are vitamin deficient. It has been established that consuming vitamins won’t improve the health of the average healthy person.

    Those two statements have equal rhetorical value as you’ve phrased them, but it’s easy to SUBORDINATE the health claim:

    While it is true that dosing with vitamin pills MIGHT HELP persons WHOSE POOR DIETS ARE WOEFULLY VITAMIN deficient, consuming DAILY MULTIVITAMIN PILLS is of NO VALUE to the average healthy person.

    Does that help, CharlieClover?

    My job is to prod and goad you in the direction of excellence if you’re willing. You can always revise for grade improvement, even on small assignments, as long as we’re engaged in a Feedback conversation.

    By all means Reply, please. I always have more feedback available, but I stop providing it if you don’t respond.


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