Climate Change What can you do to help?

Climate change is an issue that effects the entire world, and leaves no region or person exempt from its effects.

Recently the topic of climate change has become even more controversial due to its increased media coverage since the recent presidential election. “President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order Tuesday at the Environmental Protection Agency, which officials said looks to curb the federal government's enforcement of climate regulations by putting American jobs above addressing climate change.” (Merica)

So if our President isn't prioritizing it, why should you?

Not convinced yet? Here are some fast facts about climate change that might surprise you..

In 1910 Glacier National Park was home to more an estimated 150 glaciers. That number has now shrunk to 25 as of December 2016. This national park is expected to eventually lose all its glaciers. This is only one example of glacial melt that is occurring all over the world.
FAST FACT: "Burning one gallon of gasoline puts 19.64 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere." -https://www.nwf.org/Eco-Schools-USA/Become-an-Eco-School/Pathways/Climate-Change/Facts.aspx
FAST FACT: "The United States is the second largest contributor to CO2 in our atmosphere, though it is home to just 4.4 percent of the world’s population. If everyone in the world lived the way people do in the U.S., it would take four Earths to provide enough resources for everyone" -https://www.nwf.org/Eco-Schools-USA/Become-an-Eco-School/Pathways/Climate-Change/Facts.aspx
So what can YOU do?

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Take more public transportation, non-gas vehicles or any way to decrease green house gas emissions. (Bus, bike, train, carpool)
  • Heat and cool your house smartly and only when completely necessary.
  • Recycle!
  • Make "green" choices around and in your home. (Insulate your house, water your yard less etc...)
Works Cited:
  1. "Fast Facts About Climate Change." National Wildlife Federation. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 May 2017.
  2. Merica, Dan. “Trump Dramatically Changes US Approach to Climate Change.” CNN, Cable News Network, 29 Mar. 2017, www.cnn.com/2017/03/27/politics/trump-climate-change-executive-order/. Accessed 15 Apr. 2017.
  3. "Climate Change Animation Shows Devastating Effects." YouTube. YouTube, 12 June 2014. Web. 06 May 2017.
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Created with images by skeeze - "world earth planet" • marcn - "Donald Trump" • kimberlykv - "Margerie Glacier" • stokpic - "hands world map"

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