The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Analyse and evaluate the information and views expressed in the article and write your own response to the article.
Reading this article, one might not be so sure which side of the debate the journalist is on. Half the time, he is criticising the people who are trying to spread awareness about global warming and saying that their view is over-exaggerated. The other half, he is agreeing with them by saying that yes, it will happen eventually and that is not something to be overlooked.
It is very contradictive, the way he has written this article, and maybe some people might understand it differently than he intended. He has shown us examples of both cases where global warming is proven and not.
He writes “The snows of Kilimanjaro- which AREN’T melting” in the title of the article. This is carrying a very sceptical tone to it, and is obviously trying to draw attention with the capitalisation in it. The reason I think why he has done this is to make a point across to the people taking part in the environmental movement, who believe that it was global warming which is melting the snow on the mountain. First of all in the actual article, the writer in order to make them sound like they jump to conclusions easily, is calling them the green brigade. This name is making fun of them, and gets used four times over the article. That isn’t very professional of him. It shows, however, that he doesn’t have much respect for these people and, despite their good intentions to help the planet, thinks they are just talking rubbish. There may be people who do this indeed, but it’s rather judgemental for him to think that all environmental groups are quick to frighten people with absurd predictions.