Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues: Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text, Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics, Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information, Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension, Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research.
|Series:||Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
Table of Contents
Is the World Running Out of Oil?
The World Is Running Out of Oil Julian Darley Amy Goodman 11
The World Is Not Running Out of Oil Max Schulz 18
Oil Shortages Are Manufactured by Oil Companies Paul Joseph Watson Alex Jones 26
Oil Shortages Are a Real Threat Paul Phillips 33
Growing Demand in Developing Nations Will Make Oil Run Out Faster Jehangir Pocha 40
The World's Oil Supply Can Handle an Increase in Demand George Giles 47
What Problems Come from Using Oil as an Energy Source?
U.S. Dependency on Oil Constitutes a Security Threat Gal Luft 58
U.S. Dependency on Oil Does Not Constitute a Security Threat Philip E. Auerswald 64
Oil Drilling Will Ruin Wildlife Refuges$dU.S. PIRG Education Fund 70
Oil Drilling Will Not Ruin Wildlife Refuges Frank Murkowski 77
Gas-Powered Vehicles Dangerously Pollute the Environment Douglas Houston Jun Wu Paul Ong Arthur Winer 83
Gas-Powered Vehicles Burn Cleaner than Ever Evan Griffey 91
Should Oil Be Replaced with OtherEnergy Sources?
Oil Should Be Replaced with Nuclear Power Kevin Bullis 100
Oil Should Not Be Replaced with Nuclear Power Jim Green 105
Oil Should Be Replaced with Wind Power Mark Lambrides Juan Cruz Monticelli 112
Oil Should Not Be Replaced with Wind Power Ed Hiserodt 117
Oil Should Be Replaced with Biofuels Jamie Shreeve 124
Oil Should Not Be Replaced with Biofuels Brian Tokar 130
Facts About Oil 137
Organizations to Contact 141
For Further Reading 150
Picture Credits 160