Dear Future President of the United States,
Imagine a world where we do not have to worry about environmental issues like deforestation, global warming and pollution. Your policies should provide protection for the environment and include ways to stop the deforestation, slow down global warming and the pollution rate.
Deforestation is a big problem in the United States and you should look into creating policies aimed at stopping deforestation. Trees give off oxygen and is a habitat for many different species of animals. Deforestation destroys the animals homes and cause many of the species to become extinct. Trees are a big part of our world and your policies should save them and conserve the forests. “If we would cut trees what is going to happen is that population won’t stop growing but oxygen in the atmosphere will reduce. Another effect can be scarcity of food, and many other problems are attached to it such as less of rains will result in less water for irrigation.”(Multiwood) Without trees the land becomes dry and desert-like, which also affects lakes and rivers.
The Global Warming rate is on the rise and your policies should try to cut the current rate in half. As President, you should create new laws that hold people and businesses accountable for actions that contribute to global warming. It is believed that carbon dioxide and other gases emitted by us and our technology is responsible for this problem. It causes the sea levels to rise because the warming is causing the glaciers and ice caps to melt. “The last two decades of the 20th century have been hottest in the last 400 years, according to climate studies. Sea levels have risen about 7 inches in the in the last 100 years, which is more than the previous 2000 years combined.” (35 facts) When glaciers and ice caps melt they cause the sea levels to rise, and people who live in coastal areas can be in danger. Global warming is also changing weather patterns and causing more storms, snow and rainfall. “The intensity, frequency and duration of North Atlantic hurricanes, as well as the frequency of the strongest (Category 4 and 5) hurricanes, have all increased since the early 1980s.” (Shaftel)
Pollution has been a big part of the environmental issue because it kills trees, contaminates the water, soil, and the atmosphere. Your policies should reduce the use of products that are the biggest contributors of pollution. As President, you have the power to make stricter laws that require people to recycle more. Recycling helps to reduce the amount of waste that goes to the landfills. Littering is also a form of pollution, and is the most common and easiest to do. I see people do it all the time at school, at the park and even on the street. Even our rivers, lakes and oceans are polluted which is fatal to the animals such as fishes, seabirds and whales. In some places the oceans, rivers and lakes are polluted from factory waste, sewage and ships. “The Mississippi River carries an estimated 1.5 million metric tons of nitrogen pollution into the Gulf of Mexico each year, creating a “dead zone” in the Gulf each summer about the size of New Jersey.” (11 facts)
In conclusion, I believe you have the power and influence as our President to create policies and laws that can help to better protect and save our environment. It will be beneficial to everyone in the world for us to stop the effects of these environmental issues that we are facing. If we take action now, with your help, we can make a difference in maintaining a safe environment for my generation as well as future generations.
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