Fresh Voices: Composition at Cal Poly


If we believe that the choices we make have a negative impact on the environment, then why don’t we change our behavior? In the following essay, “Our Worldly Problem of Delusion,” Henry Scott Winsor addresses this question in a problem-solution format. Notice that while he agrees with what his sources say, he also faults a couple of them for failing to provide solutions to the problem of ecological damage. Winsor, like all writers, must make certain rhetorical choices. Is it a good idea to point out weaknesses in source information? Is his choice of first-person plural a good one, given his topic and approach to it? Do you agree with his position on this current debate?