The Temperatures are rising, carbon emissions are increasing, ice caps are melting quicker than most scientists expected and planet earth is experiencing ecological and environmental issues due to global warming. Earth as we realize it might change drastically within the next couple of decades which is our responsibility to preserve the environment and preserve earth. Michael Pollan's "Why Bother" opens the reader's eyes in a powerful manor to global warming and related environmental issues. Pollan uses rhetorical strategies such as current and past events, logos and pathos to persuade the reader "to bother"(218) and begin thinking of the environment as an issue that involves all of the people. Pollan approaches the reader from different standing points as he addresses each counter argument and provides the reasons of why people should bother.