Essay Biofuels Are Not A Good Alternate Fuel

982 Words Dec 1st, 2014 4 Pages
Tittle: Biofuels are not a good alternate fuel
Specific Speech Purpose: I want to persuade my audience that biofuels are not a good alternate fuel, that they are causing a more negative than positive impact.
Thesis Statement: Biofuels are one of the major contributors of deforestation, they are slowly increasing food prices, are causing more water problems, and cause dangerous fertilization runoff which make them a non-reliable source.

Introduction:
I. Nowadays, a major concern is the emission of greenhouse gases and their contribution to pollution and global warming. Biofuels, fuels derived directly from living matter, hold a promise to reduce greenhouse gas emission.
II. Unfortunately, although they are seen as a great alternate fuel for gasoline and diesel, it is causing more negative impacts.
III. Biofuels are one of the major contributors to deforestation, they are slowly increasing food prices, are causing more water problems, and cause dangerous fertilization runoff which make them a non-reliable source.
IV. Today I will speak about biofuels and how they are nothing better than gasoline and diesel fuels.
Transition: Biofuels are not good; they are causing more problems than reducing them.

Body
I. Land is required to grow sugar cane and corn to produce biofuels. This land requirement is leading to deforestation, the destruction of forests to free up land that contributes to harming the environment.
A. Cutting down forests causes the mass release of carbon dioxide…

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