COLIN BORN -
Climate change is an ongoing problem in our Earth, possibly our biggest problem. And if us humans don’t do anything to respond, it could ,and probably will, elevate into a larger problem. However, there are some ways that we can postpone - or maybe even stop - the effects of climate change from occurring. Here’s how.
We can reduce, reuse, and recycle. All of your trash goes into the ocean. So if you can imagine all of the tons of trash that humans create being dumped in the sea, you’ll probably agree that reusing and recycling will at least help a bit.
We can plant trees. Everyone could use more oxygen, even if it’s just a little bit. But while producing oxygen, trees are also absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, so trees are an easy way to help without a cost.
Finally, we can drive less. Greenhouse gases like Co2 (more commonly known as carbon dioxide) become trapped inside of Earth’s atmosphere, trapping heat from the sun’s rays that are reflected off of Earth’s surface with it, thus causing global warming. A significant portion of this Co2 gas comes from, you guessed it, cars and other transportation vehicles. So if we drive less or use other vehicles to transport, like bikes, we can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases from polluting our atmosphere.