Dear Future President,
I want to fix global warming because of my past experiences with nature. I went to Yellowstone National Park and The Grand Tetons National Park this past summer. I have never seen a place so beautiful like these two parks before in my life. The views were spectacular! The land features ranged from lush valleys to rugged mountains. I saw elk, bison, and brown bear enjoying their natural habitat. It was the type of trip that pictures nor words could explain the vast beauty I experienced with my eyes. My family took me on this amazing vacation and I would love to take my family on this exact vacation later in life. Unfortunately, global warming and environmental issues could destroy that dream. My goal is to stop global warming and help preserve amazing places like our National Parks.
First, I'm going to inform you about the type of effects that global warming has on the national parks in the United States. The following quote states talks about a few national parks and what is is happening because of the climate change. “In Montana's Glacier National Park, rising temperatures are melting iconic glaciers; historic sagebrush grasslands in Idaho's City of Rocks National Reserve are being overtaken by pinyon pine forests; and the survival of the Yellowstone cutthroat trout population is being threatened by drought in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.”(www.nps.gov) These are only a few of the devastating effects of global warming on the national parks. If this is kept up the national parks won't look anything close to what they used to be.
Secondly, I'm going to provide proof that global warming is actually really happening in the world. The following quote shows that we are contributing to the global warming problem. “At Mauna Loa in Hawaii and around the world, specific evidence has been gathered of an increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, predominantly carbon dioxide, which are contributing to the warming of the planet. Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere today are higher than they’ve been in over 650,000 years.”(www.nps.gov) This quote confirms how we are single handedly destroying these beautiful parks in the United States. This evidence validates that this devastation is not naturally happening to our planet. It proves that we are responsible for global warming and we need to fix it. We need to work with scientist and people who can help explain how we are contributing to the problem and offer us real solutions to stop the devastation caused by global warming before it is too late.
Lastly, I'm going to explain why it is important for the United States to stop global warming and I will include suggestions on how we can fix it. This quote demonstrates why the United States should be the ones to initiate the efforts to fix global warming. “The American people created the National Park Service to care for our truly exceptional landscapes and historic treasures, enshrine our Nation's enduring principles, and remind us of the tremendous sacrifices Americans have made on behalf of those principles. Our charge is to preserve our natural and cultural heritage unimpaired so visitors may always experience the chirps of pika high on the alpine tundra, the view of the stately saguaro cactus, or the plunging of glacial ice.”(www.scientificamerican.com) This quotes explains that our early American ancestors took steps to preserve our beautiful lands and parks to insure that we would be able to enjoy them. We must insure that future generations are given the same opportunity to enjoy our national parks. There are simple things that every individual can do to help stop global warming. Individuals can reduce their fossil fuel use, plant more trees, reduce waste and conserve water. We also need our community's and our national leaders to come up with solutions and plans to save these beautiful places.
This is why I call on the future President to help stop global warming in the United States. It is very important to me that I get the opportunity to share an amazing trip to our wonderful national parks with my children some day. Past Presidents took steps to preserve our national parks a 100 years ago for not only our enjoyment but the enjoyment of individuals from around the world. Our national parks help us stand out from other countries. It is our obligation to stop global warming and to maintain and protect our national parks for future generations.
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Climate Change in National Parks. Washington, DC: National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 2007. Web.
Dehnert, Elspeth, and ClimateWire. "Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Parks." Scientific American. N.p., 03 July 2014. Web. 18 Oct. 2016. <https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-threatens-u-s-national-parks/>.