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Jacques: “If we want to stop global warming, we must pass legislation

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Jacques: “If we want to stop global warming, we must pass legislation to reduce fossil fuel emissions.”

Pierre: “That’s not true. It will take a lot more than passing legislation aimed at reducing fossil fuel emissions in order to stop global warming.” Pierre’s response is inaccurate because he mistakenly believes that what Jacques has said is that


A) Passing legislation to reduce fossil fuel emissions is necessary to reduce global warming.

B) The passing of legislation to reduce fossil fuel emissions is a key step en route to stopping global warming.

C) If global warming is to be stopped, legislation to reduce fossil fuel emissions must be passed.

D) Passing legislation to reduce fossil fuel emissions is enough to stop global warming.

E) Global warming will not be stopped by passing legislation to reduce fossil fuel emissions
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Re: Jacques: “If we want to stop global warming, we must pass legislation  [#permalink]

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It is a toughie to me. The correct answer is D.

Will try my best to explain it,
1 - Question says "Pierre’s response is inaccurate" - ok. Then think which part of statement indicates the inaccurate response.
2 - "That’s not true. It will take a lot more than" is the inaccurate response. why is it considered inaccurate?
3- Jacques's statement should be viewed in terms of "necessary" condition. In other words, he meant it is necessary to pass legislation to stop global warming.
4 - Pierre took it in terms of "sufficient" condition. In other words, passing the legislation is sufficient to stop global warming (It is not a sufficient because there are likely several other factors necessary to stop global warming).
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