Dear Future President,
No matter where you go anymore global warming is affecting your life. The United States needs to be the one to step up and make a change. There is an article that states “Most of this warming has occurred since the 1970s, with the 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all 10 of the warmest years occurring in the past 12 years. Even though the 2000s witnessed a solar output decline resulting in an unusually deep solar minimum in 2007-2009, surface temperatures continue to increase.” This shows that the earth has had the problem of global warming for a while and keeps increasing (Climate Change: How do we know?, 1). Everywhere in the world there is global warming and the United States should be the one that starts the movement to fix global warming. I believe global warming should be a priority for our future president because this is any issue that the whole world is facing, including the United States, and is getting worse.
Global Warming is affecting everyone in the world, it is getting worse. If the United States wants to save coal and fossil fuels, businesses then they need to start investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy. An Article from Union of Concerned Scientists states, “Analysis performed by the Union of Concerned Scientists has demonstrated that the U.S. can dramatically reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and nearly phase-out coal by 2030 while saving consumers and businesses money by investing primarily in energy efficiency and renewable energy,” (Concerned Scientists, 1). This matters because scientists are doing the research and the research is saying that we need to pay more attention to global warming.
But wait there’s more, global warming is also affecting the United States in more ways than one. “The 196-page report crisscrosses the United States and finds that global warming has touched every corner: Heavier downpours, strengthened heat waves, altered river flows and extended growing seasons. These changes, the report notes, will place increasing stress on water, health, energy and transportation systems and have, in several instances, already crossed tipping points to irreversible change,” (Douglas Fischer, 1). This is in the United States and around the world right now and we need to change something. These are what our future needs to focus on and change, to create a better United States and world.
The United States thinks it's working to fix global warming. An article from The Union of Concerned Scientist says, “While comprehensive climate and energy legislation has thus far failed to pass the United States Congress,” (Concerned Scientists, 1). The United States has worked to try to pass a law or amendment but they all failed to go through. This matters because we need to pay attention to the global warming in the United States if we don’t fix global warming many people will lose their jobs and it will create more poverty. Global Warming hasn’t had any help yet, but I think that can change with you.
The president needs to work with the congress and create a law or amendment that focuses on fixing global warming. The United Nation’s Global Goal 13: Climate Action, relates to global warming. Global warming happens because of the climate and if we can fix global warming, we can fix Global Goal 13. If the US creates a law that can fix global warming, the UN would thank them because the US is setting an example for other UN countries to create a solution to the Global Goal 13. The UN wants to have these Global Goals fixed by 2030 and if we start now it will be quicker and easier. Even though Climate Action is the one that relates the most, No Poverty and No Hunger, the first two Global Goals, are also affected by Climate Action. If there isn’t global warming, Climate Action is fixed, then the farmers will have better crops and food. So they won’t go into poverty or lose there job and thus they are creating food that will help with hunger. The more food we can create the better. We as a country need to get on this right away so that we can fix this problem by 2030.
- "Climate Change: How Do We Know?" NASA: Global Climate Change. NASA, n.d. Web. 3 Nov. 2016.
- Concerned Scientists. "Global Warming in North America." Global Warming in North America. Union of Concerned Scientists, 2008. Web. 02 Nov. 2016.
- Fischer, Douglas. "Global Warming Impacts In Every Corner of the United States." Scientific American. Scientific American Newspaper, 17 June 2009. Web. 03 Nov. 2016.
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