Showing posts from March 19, 2017

Does Climate Change Affect Our Health?

The author, Sarah Miller starts by explaining that the article was written based off a report that was published by a group of 11 medical organizations. She then begins to name off the risks that have been, and will continue to be happening. She states that as the weather warms from climate change, ticks and mosquitoes can live in more regions. Those ticks and mosquitos can and are known to carry harmful diseases. The Midwest has been experiencing a higher risk of infectious diseases from this issue. Also, the extreme weather conditions are a risk for people all over the US. California is currently in a drought that has been caused by climate change. This has greatly impacted their food distribution. Meanwhile, people over in the Midwest are having constant floods, heavy downpours, and major storms. Unfortunately, the water from the floods is taking people’s houses and is contaminating the drinking water. Sarah concludes her article by making it clear that the climate change is having…

Don’t Let The Earth Get Too Warm

This article about Global Warming, written by Stephanie Pappas, describes eight current issues that we can already see in the world. In the past 100 years, temperatures have increased by over 1.33 degrees Fahrenheit. This number is certainly not good for our planet. Here are four important changes that we can already detect:

As the Arctic region opens up, the U.S is trying to take over the area. It is estimated that 30% of the earth’s undiscovered gas is there and 13% of it’s oil is also there. Because of the temperature changes, penguins, and many other animals are altering their breedings seasons. The climate change is causing less snow to fall on mountain tops every year, making Elk species move upwards to higher grounds. The Elk then eat and destroy their new habitat. Last of all, it is affecting Polar bears by causing them to swim for longer distances to find stable sea ice. Because of this, the mortality rate for cubs has increased to 45%, from 18%.


What to do About the Changing Climate

The changing climate has worked its way up to the top of the list of terrible world issues and is seen this way by many large organizations such as the UN, NOAA and many more. They believe that this is a serious issue and so should you. One of the biggest things that you can do to help slow climate change is by reducing your carbon footprint by driving less, eating only locally grown foods, or anything else that will reduce the amount of carbon released. If everyone only ate locally grown foods, food miles, the number of miles that food takes to get from point A to point B, would be significantly decreased worldwide. Another way to help slow climate change is by investing in programs that are fighting climate change because that is the future of our world. In conclusion, climate change is a huge issue that you can help stop… one step at a time.

“Donald Trump has rejected global leadership on the issue, so now it’s down to us as individuals to plan, and push through new policies change…

Americans Don’t Think Climate Change Will Affect Them

Americans have been starting to realize that climate change is a real thing and we need to do something about it, despite Trump's ideas. This article is about how Americans think climate change will affect our whole country and them personally. I was very surprised and happy that this many Americans were pretty concerned about global warming and greenhouse gasses. This information was collected by Yale University and the article was written ad published by the New York Times.
Percentage of adults per congressional district who support strict CO2 limits on existing coal-fired power plants Average: 69% Global Warming will harm them personally. Wow suddenly you see people want or think they’re supposed to care (which they should) but the typical American is too lazy to deal with problems like these. Most of the cause of people not concerned with it affecting where they are living is because they are not on the coast. Along the coast of the United States is where you find the most concern…

Death to Coral Reefs? We Say No!

Death to Coral Reefs? We Say No!
In the article Shed a Tear for the Reefs we learn that the Great Barrier Reef is dying quicker than ever. The cause, none other than Global Warming. The loss of the coral reefs, especially the Great Barrier Reef, is a huge tragedy. Many people go to them to sight see and the reefs serve an even larger purpose in the ocean. Even though the reefs only cover 0.2 percent of the ocean, they are an alarm system, because they are the first part of the ocean to die. The continuous heating from El Niño and the heating from climate change have started bleaching the reefs, meaning they are close to death. According to research and many theories, the return of cold water could rejuvenate the coral reefs, but to do that we have to put a stop to Climate Change. Even with pieces of reefs close to beyond saving, there is still hope. There may only be one way to stop this, and that is to follow the 2015 Paris Agreement to fight climate change and stop the heating of the…