This paper examines the address by the former president of the United States,
President Barrack Obama in 2014 concerning the reduction of carbon pollution in the U.S
power plants. The speaker clearly defines and introduces the point of interest in the address as
the need to improve on the care of the environment through the reduction of carbon emission
by embracing clean energy to reduce the health concerns influenced by the environmental
pollutions. Highlighting the purpose of the address, the speaker acknowledges the increased
health risks such as asthma and other breathing concerns among young children. In fact, the
speaker chooses to give the speech at the Children’s Medical Center, Washington D.C, a
healthcare facility with the high rate of asthmatic cases as well as other breathing issues
among the children in the United States.
A critique of the speech
In his speech, President Obama chooses the right topic and venue to ensure that the
audience relates the two aspects to the subject matter. While noting the importance of alerting
the audience, the speaker greets the listeners and lets them understand the venue, that is, the
Children's National Medical Center. The president clearly introduces the topic to the audience
while articulating the relationship between environmental pollution and increased health
concerns particularly the present breathing concern.
As a concern by the speaker, the reduction in the climate change would provide a
better environment which is l...