Letter: Call to action for climate change

Published: 10/13/2021 7:00:12 AM

We are currently amid a climate crisis. It is reported in the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Summary for Policy Makers, Section B.2, that global warming is directly causing severe climate change, such as droughts, heat waves and extreme weather. In terms of the effects, we are experiencing firsthand, air quality has noticeably declined. We witnessed this over the summer with alerts of dangerous levels of pollution in the air, mainly due to wildfires on the West Coast. A combination of extreme droughts and warmer temperatures, attributed to climate change, facilitated these wildfires, exemplifying the speed in which global warming is affecting our everyday lives.

We must act now, to reverse the effects of climate change before it is too late. This can be achieved by promoting awareness of how our individual actions and carbon footprints contribute to the state of the environment. Addressing this on a larger scale, it’s also necessary that we hold influential corporations accountable for their contribution to the climate crisis. Please take these thoughts into consideration and remember: think globally, act locally.

Sarah Sponenberg



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