Climate Change By: Sean Gondobintoro

According to President Obama “No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change” This tells us that climate change is the biggest problem we have.

Imagine a world that had no more glaciers and no more snow due to the blazing hot temperature.The Maldives would be fully submerged in water and it was due to the rise in global sea level. Imagine if there was so much pollution in the air that you had to wear masks in order to go outside. Imagine if your kids didn’t have the chance to see the beautiful green forests that you had the chance to see. Just imagine…

Causes of Climate Change

Did you know that the global sea level rose 17 centimeters over the past decade, that has almost doubled over the past century!? This is due to sea ice melting. Why does the sea ice melt? Its simple: Climate Change. Climate Change is due to normal human activities like burning coal, burning fossil fuels, and cutting down trees. Humans emit greenhouse gasses that affect our ozone layer. The ozone layer if a layer around the earth’s atmosphere. The ozone layer protects the earth from the sun’s radiation, but because of the greenhouse gasses that we emit it gets thinner and thinner. This means the earth is getting hotter and hotter due to the decrease of the ozone layer. The greenhouse gasses are made up of four gasses, water vapor, methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous dioxide.

Effects on our World

Some effects that Climate Change has on earth are glaciers melting which increases the global sea level. Also rivers are drying up faster they are also breaking up sooner than scientific studies. Trees are flowering faster. Plants and animal habitats are shrinking due to cutting of forests. According to Nasa the earth's temperature has risen 4 to 7 degrees over the past 5000 years, they also predict that in the next century the earth's temperature will rise 2 to 6 degrees. These are signs of climate change in our world.

“I’m often asked whether I believe in global warming. I now just reply with the question: Do you believe in gravity?” States Neil deGrasse Tyson. This means that climate change is always around us like gravity.

How can we prevent Climate Change?

Climate Change is preventable from getting worse but people need to start to look at climate change as a problem, because some people don’t look at climate change as a big thing when it is the biggest problem we have. Leaders of countries need to make decisions to help our environment, like taking away a company’s rights to pollute the air or to leak oil into our ocean. People need to start using natural elements, for example wind power, power from the sun. Some people don’t have enough money to buy solar panels but it would help everyone live in a better environment. Another way people can reduce burning fossil fuels is by using electric cars. People can also prevent climate change by recycling plastic and instead of throwing away old clothes give it away because it will probably end up in a landfill and cause us to emit more greenhouse gasses.

“But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change,” states President Obama This means we need to reduce climate change to save our planet and families.

The world is changing rapidly. The earth’s temperature is increasing slowly but it has a great effect on us as humans but also the wildlife around us. Help save the earth so you can see the beautiful forests and oceans before they and we are gone.


Glaicer - An extended form of ice from snow falling. They are in valleys and mountains.

Temperature - A way to measure how warm or cold something is.

Sea level - The level of seawater globally.

Climate Change - The change in heat in the earth’s atmosphere

By: Sean Gondobintoro




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