I took the carbon footprint test again and made a big change to the way I live, how many flights I take, etc., I changed it enough to where I was living a lot differently but still comfortably. And still the number was not even close to 1000. I was actually disappointed because I know personally and honestly that I would not be very willing to make any other changes and I defiantly see the problem and how critical it is for EVERYONE to change their way of life. I have to admit I did not think it would be that much. I don’t think humans are going to be willing to make that big of change.
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Climate change is supported in many ways. One of the supporting evidence is the retreating glaciers worldwide. Glaciers in Tibet, Alaska, the Rocky Mountains, the Arctic, and in many more places have been reporting an increase in the retreat of ice of the glaciers. Members of the IPCC (intergovernmental panel on climate change) are positive that this is a result from extensive carbon emissions, from man-made objects. Climate change is factual, but are humans responsible for it? Sort of. Climate has shifted in the past 4.6 billion years naturally; with ginormous ice fields, high sea levels, etc. However, there is evidence to the increasing PPM of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and other greenhouse gases. This increase of greenhouse gases trap sun rays from leaving the atmosphere, increasing the heat.
Climate change is here and its happening now. Not only is it happening in large amounts but it’s happening really fast also. Today during lunch I was having a conversation with my friend about climate change. But she said something that I found a little shocking. She said, “Lea, climate change is not real so we have nothing to worry about.” Now before this conversation I really didn’t think that no one belived in climate change. You see it on the news all the times and increase in hurricanes and tornados can be indirectly linked to it also. So after she told me this I did a little reasearch on the topic. And not only is climate change real, Professor William D. Nordhaus from Yale writes, but it has some dire consequences. So if you want to read more about how climate change is happening, I encourage you to click on the link.