Logan Arizona

Problem of Climate Change

Climate change is an overlooked problem that needs to be addressed and fixed.

Dear Mr. or Ms. President,

It seems disturbing that there was a lack of attention drawn to the topic of global warming or climate control during these past debates. It seems unnecessary to have to bring a special light to this topic. And as the new president it should be quite clear why this is a topic of interest. And it will be interesting to see how this problem is addressed after this presidential election. The environment is, needless to say, a primary concern and is not simply here to suffer the effects humans have on it. This is why, as the new president, an important problem such as climate control and global warming should be examined carefully and acted upon accordingly.

According to NASA the global average surface temperature rose 0.6 to 0.9 degrees Celsius (1.1 to 1.6° F) between 1906 and 2005, and the rate of temperature increase has nearly doubled in the last 50 years. While an increase of Earth’s average temperature doesn’t seem critical the rate at which it’s increasing is. A doubling in the rate of increase is shocking to say the least and it will only continue to increase as time goes on; unless action is taken to stop it. The effects of climate change in North America alone should also raise concern. A few impacts are diminishing snowfields, increase risk of death from heat waves, increase of wildfires, increased flooding and storm surges. And these are only the effects drawn from a 1 degree increase and doubling increase in rate of temperature. Imagine what the effects will be in the next few decades. And as president of such a powerful country that is the United States it is vital to bring attention to this problem. So how does America affect Earth's climate? And how can these problems be fixed?

Since America is such a powerful, large, and wealthy country it will have an affect on global warming just as it does with anything else. Environment America shows that the country’s more than 500 coal-fired power plants are America’s #1 source of global warming pollution —even bigger than cars and trucks. This problem should raise concern for future generations of the U.S. and the Earth as a whole no matter what political party someone associate with. So starting to fix this now is of the utmost importance. One way to help is by simply establishing a system of clean energy. This can result in a positive effect on the environment and will set an example worthy of the rest of the world noticing. With successful use of solar energy, hydropower, wind power, and biofuel, just to name a few, the U.S. should remain powerful and will have a positive impact on the environment. As time goes on the research and continued use of clean energy will prove its value to the world and will help make the United States a shining example to the rest of the world as an environmentally conscious and still powerful country.


(http://www.environmentamerica.org/programs/ame/global-warming-solutions )