Monday, December 8, 2014

Climate change

Author: Woo-Lim Ko

Global warming! We hear about it all the time and it's becoming a big issue around the world. What exactly is global warming and what can we do about it? Global warming means that the carbon dioxide and other global warming pollutants are gathering in the atmosphere like a blanket, they trap the sun's heat and causes the planet to warm up (NRDC). Climate change has consequences to our health, some of these consequences can be the significant increases in the risk of illness and death related to extreme heat waves. Some diseases that are transmitted by water, food, and insects are likely to increase. Also, certain groups like children, the elderly, and the poor are most vulnerable to a range of climate related health effects. So as you can see, climate change is very important and there are changes we must provoke in order to reduce the effects of global warming.

Some solutions to this can be to lessen the pollution or use green energy. There have been a lot of different ways that people have tried to reduce the cause of pollution, one of the biggest being energy cars. The government even offers tax benefits for those who purchase these vehicles as a way to promote the use of these environmentally friendly cars. You too can help by purchasing these cars!

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