Good day Mr. Trump. I'd like to congratulate you on your newly found presidency of the United States of America. Though I don't agree with many of your ideas and philosophies, there is one that is the most alarming to me that I wish to shed some light on.
There is a statistic from a recent National Geographic documentary on climate change that had struck some fear into my perception of the future of this planet. Scientists say that climate change is approaching us much quicker than they had originally thought and that the next few decades could very possibly be the tipping point of how global warming can start seriously causing damage to our fragile planet. The statistic that I am talking about is that it is expected by the year 2040, the northern ice cap will have melted along with parts of the Greenland ice sheets, resulting in a rise of ocean water by 4-6 meters which would result in major changes to the behavior of earth’s normal weather and climate conditions. Thus, further resulting in a potentially catastrophic domino effect that will greatly affect everybody's lives on this planet. Another statistic I would like to share is from www.theatlantic.com which says, “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimated that the planet could only stand another five years of emissions at current rates before it would become impossible to keep the global mean temperature from rising 1.5 degrees Celsius.” On top of that, if you follow through with your plans of: increasing the digging up of fossil fuels; getting rid of the Clean Power Plan; and receding from the Paris Agreement-- we will go over those emission predictions even sooner than that. I know that you have probably heard of the effects of what our planet would produce if we were to go above 1.5 degrees Celsius but if you haven’t, it might be the beginning of the end of our industrial era of machinery, technology, advancements, and life of many forms.
All the money from the oil companies shouldn't matter if there isn't a world to spend it in. You can change these horrifying statistics by implementing more clean renewable energy in your 4+ years of presidency; which could very well save the fate of our climate. I hope you make a positive impact on our planet, because if the United States stands as a leader in clean, renewable energy, many countries will follow suite and maybe we can continue to thrive in our beautiful world we call Earth.