Dear Future President,
The world is warming up. We are burning a tremendous amount of fossil fuels(21.3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year) and clearing too much of the forests. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research states that during the 20th Century, Earth’s average temperature rose 0.6° Celsius (1.1°F). Supercomputers predict that Earth’s temperature will rise between 1.8° and 4.0° Celsius (3.2° and 7.2° F) in the 21st Century depending on how humans live. Everything is getting messed up.
Climate change is a huge issue. Floods and droughts are occurring more often. There are also more wildfires and the seasons are changing. They are becoming warmer, birds are migrating earlier, plants and trees are blooming earlier, and snow is melting earlier. While winter is getting warmer which reduces the chance of dieing in the cold, summer is also getting hotter which increases the chance of dieing in the heat. The Arctic and Antarctica are melting so sea levels are rising. Global warming is an important issue for me because in the future, the entire human race might die out from killing the planet.
A policy that might help make things better is to make a law to not drive your car as much, or use better cars. According to The Natural Resources Defense Council, cars averaged 28.3 miles per gallon in 2011. People also waste a lot of food. About 40% of the food bought in America ends up in the trash. Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or wasted. The food that is wasted is wasting money and they are also producing methane which is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide. This means that they aren’t efficient. If everybody eats all the food they make or buy instead of wasting them, the planet will be saved, or at least it will be safe for a longer time.