Alexandra V. California

Climate Change: An Issue Beyond This Generation

The effect of climate change is exceedingly evident in today’s world, yet some politicians and citizens choose to ignore these detrimental changes. It is critical that we begin to transform our ways both as a government and as a society to heal our planet for not only this generation, but for generations to come.

Dear Mr. or Madam President,

My name is Alexandra Vizents, and I am a sixteen-year-old girl living in Los Angeles, California with a strong passion to protect our earth. Ever since I was a little girl I loved anything to do with the outdoors, nature, animals, and my parents just could not keep me inside. My most found memories are playing in my grandmother’s backyard and greenhouse, watching animals and drawing in the flowers. Today, I worry if my future children will be able to enjoy the same love for the environment I have, due to the destructive and rapidly increasing effects of climate change and global warming. I do not believe the government and people of the United States of America are doing enough to help combat these issue and protect our home.

While America is facing a multitude of other problems currently, the issues of global warming cannot get lost in the country's agenda, because it will have a lasting impact on all generations to come. Politicians often place climate change aside when discussing the concerns for modern society, but this should no longer be treated as acceptable. The effects of global warming, due to our excess output of fossil fuels, methane emissions, and carbon dioxide, will not only have a dramatic impact on your life, Mr. or Madam President, but on my life as well and the lives of future generations. We are already beginning to see holes in our ozone layer, the rise of sea levels worldwide, destructive storms and droughts, as well as the mass extinctions of many different species of animals. It is alarming to me that many citizens and politicians can ignore these facts. So I ask you Mr. or Madam President, to please not overlook the immense issue of global warming, but rather to spread the message of its importance and implement change not only for you and I, but for my future children, and all of the generations to come.

Most respectfully,

Alexandra Vizents