Alisa M. Connecticut

Global Warming

Global warming is rapidly increasing and we need our next president to put restrictions on harmful non-renewable energy sources that are posing a threat to the environment and the health of the people.

Dear Future President,

My name is Alisa, and I am a student at Staples High School in Connecticut. I find the environment fascinating and would do anything to keep it from disappearing. Global warming is an unavoidable issue that we must take action to now in order to prevent issues that can be made from climate change that will be irreversible and will lead to species extinction in the future. The use of nonrenewable energy such as coal and many other fossil fuels are helping our planet quickly deteriorate. I believe that this is an undeniably important issue because it is affecting our environment and the inhabitants of it and if it continues at this rate, many people will face health issues that are caused from climate change.

Global warming has quickly been increasing and we need you to make regulations on non renewable energy in order to prevent it from increasing even more. The use of nonrenewable energy have been emitting gases that have been proven to be causing climate change. According to NASA, so far, 2016 has been recorded has the hottest year ever. Not only this, but the levels of carbon dioxide, sea level, temperature, and sea temperature have been rising. These temperature rises put the health of human beings at risk. The rise gives insects such as mosquitos more time to live and spread around. As you know, the Zika virus has been spreading rapidly, and with the climate being the warmest recorded, this means that areas that normally do not need to worry about mosquitos around this time of the year will now need to because they have more area available to them. This puts the health of Americans at risk. Think of your families and your grandchildren who will be here longer than you and will need to face the consequences made by you for climate change. As Ms. Clinton stated “I'm just a grandmother with two eyes and a brain and I know what's happening in the world is going to have a big effect on my daughter and especially on my granddaughter”. You seem to understand how large of an issue climate change is and I hope you will do as you say and provide sources of renewable energy for all Americans. Mr. Trump, you too have children and grandchildren, don’t you also want them to live without facing the consequences that you may make of not regulating harmful gases? You say that you will “Make America great again”, but how will you do this if the environment is getting to the point it puts the health of your citizens at risk?

In conclusion, I believe that climate change is the most important issue that you need to address as soon as possible. Yes, there are other people with other issues, but this global warming affects not only us humans, but also all living organisms and their environments. We need you to restrict the usage of nonrenewable energy and eventually end the usage of them in order to keep our world clean and functioning properly. You need to increase the renewable energy sources available to Americans to make it easier for them to help improve our planet. At the end of the day you need to ask yourself, how you want to be remembered as. Do you want to be the president who helped restore the Earth or helped ruin this place we call home.


Alisa MacDonald

Staples High School


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