SB Florida

CLIMATE CHANGE: Act Now

"For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change…"

Dear Mr./Madam President,

I am Sofia Baron, a resident of Sunny Isles Beach, FL, and I am writing to you regarding climate change and how the United States of America is affecting it.

While America is facing a multitude of other problems currently, the issues of global warming cannot get lost in the country's agenda, since it will have a lasting impact on our future and all generations to come. Climate change is occurring and we are contributing to it. In the 2014 National Climate Assessment, the Global Change Research Program concluded that “global climate is changing and this is apparent across the United States in a wide range of observations. The global warming of the past 50 years is primarily due to human activities, predominantly the burning of fossil fuels.” In order for the U.S to its greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector, they should shift away from burning coal to burning cheap and cleaner natural gas.

The environment is something that is forever changing. We need someone to educate the public about this crisis and I don’t know anyone better than the President of the United States of Americato do it. Word should be spread about how to help the world, It could all start by people spreading the word about the EPA.org website, which is the US Environmental Protection Agency. This website helps us by giving us steps on how we could help our world heal and stop vanishing. Step one; when you are buying new products look for the EPA energy star to help you identify which is the most energy-efficient products. Step two; is something that we have heard since we were 6 years old and that’s, reduce, reuse, and recycle. The last Step is to purchase green power for your home and energy efficient cars.It's little steps like these that make a difference at the end.

It is not too late to have a significant impact on future climate change and its effects on us. With appropriate actions by governments, communities, individuals, and businesses, we can reduce the amount of greenhouse gas pollution we release and lower the risk of much greater warming and severe consequences. Many of the actions that we can take to address climate change will have other benefits, such as cleaner, healthier air, and a world our children and our children’s children would be proud to call home.

Sincerely,

A concerned citizen