About Climate Change

Thankfully, according to many of the articles used in the research, the U.S. Government is involved in reducing the emission of greenhouse gas and the effects of Global Warming with the help of many excerpts in climate science. The article from Fears, Fischer, and the website created from NASA edited by Shaftel was mostly based on previous researches, and government issued reports such as the 196-page report by the Obama Administration of 2009, the National Assessment of Climate Change of 2014, and IPCC Fourth Assessment Report of 2007. Yet some still believe that rapid climate change is not real, saying that ”the president is attempting to once again distract Americans from his unchecked regulatory agenda that is costing our nation millions of job opportunities and our ability to be energy-independent” according to Fears (1). But these are no reasons for our own president (Obama) to do such things if global warming wasn’t real. Most who agreed to this idea were businessmen of the oil and gas industries. And they are also wrong because according to the U.S. Department of State, “The President’s Climate Action Plan includes unprecedented efforts by the United States to reduce carbon pollution, promote clean sources of energy that create jobs...” (1). It was also said that: In 2012, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell to the lowest level in nearly two decades, and since the President took office, wind energy production has tripled and solar energy has increased by a factor of ten. Significantly, in June, 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first carbon pollution standards for existing power plants, which account for a third of U.S. carbon pollution. (“Global Climate Change,” 1) Even though the U.S. Government is helping us to fight against Global Warming, the U.S. is still “noted as the being the most significant contributor to historical emissions of global warming pollution” according to the Union of Concerned Scientist (1). The data shows that of all Heat-Trapping Emissions in 2008, 25% of came from Electricity CO2, 19% from transportation CO2, 18% comes from industrial CO2, 13% from the resident CO2, 12% from commercial CO2, and only 13% are from Non CO2 Emissions (“Solution GW,” 1). Therefore, we need to elevate energy efficiency, promote renewable energy, reducing coal emissions, green transplantation, and “provide assistance to other developing countries to reduce deforestation and switch to clean energy technologies” (“Solution GW,” 1). And as individual, we can help by use less electricity when not needed, use less plastic, buy organic fruits and vegetables that are both healthier for us and the environment without special chemicals, walk more instead of using transportation technologies, which is more healthier for ourselves anyway, or at least use public transportation to reduce carbon emissions from our personal vehicle, last recycle, reuse, and reduce the amount of waste (WikiHow 1). And overall, use less any types of resources, because we want to do as much as we can to help and almost everything we use is somehow related to the cause of more greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. For example, to make paper, trees need to be cut down, which reduces the carbon-trapping vegetation and the process of making it need to use electricity and machines that will add more CO2 to the atmosphere.

Our everyday practices are damaging our world and habitat, and will continue to do worse if we don’t try to stop it. And it is humans, especially those who live in an industrialized country such as the United States who are responsible for this damage because it is the result of our creation, our technology, and our everyday usage of energy. This extreme climate change have caused our plant to be too much warmer than before, sea level rise, flooding, storm surges, heats waves, water shortage, hurricanes, less ice, heavier downpours, and other extreme changes t o our environment and habitat for us and other species in our world to be in danger. Therefore with the help of the Government, we need to help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere for all of those who are inside this global we call home. We need to take actions starting now to save us and our future generations!

Actions that Can Help Climate Change