Eric H. California

Climate Change

Climate change is a serious threat to future generations of humans worldwide.

Dear Mr./Mrs. President,

One of the most pressing problems of our current generation is climate change.  Whether you believe in climate change or not, evidence is convincing.  The EPA states that greenhouse gases in our atmosphere have led to an increase in temperature, changes in our oceans (temperature, acidity, and sea level), melting of glaciers, changes in extreme weather events, shifts in ecosystem characteristics, and increasing effects on human well-being.  None of which are positive for future generations.  If nothing is done about climate change, the condition of the world will not improve.  This is a problem because, as stated before, greenhouse gases cause global warming and threaten the well being of humans and other living creatures. Warmer temperatures pose health risks to children and the elderly when heat waves strike, cause sea levels to rise and threaten coastal ecosystems, and can even increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as heat waves, droughts, and floods, according to the EPA.

According to the World Resources Institute, the US is the 2nd leading emitter of greenhouse gases, only behind China.  Whether creating a program that gives incentives for Americans to go "green," or reducing the amount of petroleum fueled vehicles in our nation, something must be done in order to stabilize the amount of greenhouse gases there are in our atmosphere.


Eric H.

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