Dear Future President,
Congrats! You have just become the newest president of The United States of America! What’s it like? I would assume it’s pretty boring. Before I get to my topic I have a few simple questions. Is the Oval Office actually an oval, or is it more circular or square like? Also are the White House chefs really good as Michelle Obama says they are? Finally, are the beds super comfy? I mean you are the president, the beds should at least be a little above par.
Now it is time to address the issue that is on my mind. I would like to speak with you about the topic of climate change, pollution, and the destruction of our environment. Even though many people disown the idea of climate change, it is a very serious topic. According to NASA, by the year 2100, the sea levels will increase and estimated 1-4 feet from where it is now. This could be because of many reasons, but one comes to mind. Also according to NASA, the Arctic Ice caps are continuing to melt at a steady rate. This will cause an increase in water levels and potentially devastate cities by the water. Not only could the water levels rise, but all the animals that live in the arctic will die because of their environment and homes being taken away from them. What are you going to do about it? The next idea, pollution, may even be worse than the climate change, and is also one of the many causes of it too. As many of us have learned in our biology/chemistry/Earth science classes, there are certain chemical compounds that do not break apart and are very impenetrable on the brinks of our atmosphere. These gases are called “Greenhouse Gases” and they are called this because they let heat into the Earth and then they do not let it escape, causing a gradual buildup of heat which affects the climate and how is changes. Also, some of these gases combine with other gases in the ozone of our atmosphere, making them no longer considered to be ozone, and then allowing harmful radiation into the Earth. Finally, I want to speak with you about the subject of the destruction of our environment and the depletion of natural resources. According to theworldcounts.com, over 46,000,000,000 tons of natural resources have been used up globally, just this year. That is pretty scary when you think about it. Just think. One day you might wake up and need a sip of water because you are very thirsty, but sadly there is no water to drink because humankind has used up all of it. The thing about water that people don’t understand is that we can only drink fresh water, and the ratio of freshwater to sea/salt water is very minute. Again according to theworldcounts.com, “The depletion of our water resources is more serious that the current oil depletion. There are substitutes for oil but nothing can replace our drinking water”. Our environment is being destroyed by the very people that are supposed to be living on it. If the Earth was one whole living being, it would see humans as parasites. We are setting ourselves up of destruction and we need to do something about it.
There are many plausible solutions for all of these problems. We can stop the consumption of fossil fuels. We can move to solar power. Us as America can do what France is doing and start a nationwide movement to keep the planet green. I have no true personal experience with this, but as i have been told by my chemistry teacher, if we do not fix anything soon, by the time our generation has grand kids, no one will be able to survive on this Earth. And that is scary.