Monday, June 27, 2016
Ava Hamilton, daughter of Michele and Keith Hamilton, just completed the 6th grade at Echo Lake Elementary with teacher Derek Dalasta. Ava is described as "passionate about the environment and what our species can do to improve the planet."
Are you prepared for Earth’s ending? Because it’s happening. And it’s because of climate change. Climate change is evidenced in disasters caused by humans producing too much carbon dioxide, which gets trapped in Earth’s atmosphere. Climate change is a similar topic to global warming (aka the greenhouse effect); global warming refers to average temperatures while climate change is the term for not just global changes, but also differences in precipitation, wind, extreme weather, the length of the different seasons, etcetera.
Climate change is an important topic that should be discussed more often in order to find ways to prevent it. Why? Climate change harms wild creatures, natural damage has been caused by climate change, and climate change prevention will benefit everyone’s lives.
Climate change affects not only humans, yet animals too. For example, animals have had to move north for more suitable climates. Climate change warms temperatures, and causes animals to be unable to live in their original habitat any longer. For instance, fish in the North Sea have been moving north, and some have reached as far as the Shetland and Orkney in northern Scotland islands from their home in Cornwall, in the southern UK.
Climate change is currently affecting and has affected natural environment. Ocean acidification plays a role in effect. Ocean acidification is a poisoning to our community; the term is used to describe seawater is changing in result of carbon dioxide raisings.
Indeed, as I’m sure we can all agree by now, climate change is a problem. Prevention of it can benefit the entire community, especially if we do something about climate change now.
Gov. Christine Gregoire once said, “By taking action now, we have a better chance of protecting Washington’s people, jobs, economy and natural resources from climate change risks, taking advantage of our unique position in the Pacific Northwest to increase our competitiveness and helping build resilient communities...”
In short, climate change is a serious event that needs to be explored in ways to avert further occurrence. Climate change hurts other species besides humans, natural catastrophes will and have occurred, and there are upsides to aversion of climate change. Climate change needs to be prevented.
- Walk more. Walking can not only decrease the amount of carbon production, yet it can improve your health and your mind too.
- Eat locally. Eating locally means less transportation, which means less carbon in the air produced by vehicles of all kinds that move food.
- Drive slower. The faster you drive, the more gasoline contaminates the air.
- Encourage others to help too! The more help, the bigger impact. Every person can make a difference.
Sincerely, a concerned student,