Do Your Part

Lending a green thumb will benefit everyone

Charlotte Rooney, Opinion Editor

Climate change is one of the world’s most prevalent issues. There are numbered years left until irreversible changes are made that are so destructive to the planet that animal and human lives alike are at risk.

Simple tasks like planting native species in your garden or park area will combat habitat loss. Walking when possible will decrease harmful emissions and save you money. Investing in a hybrid or electric vehicle will also save you money in the long run.

Planet Earth is the only home the human race has. There is no where else for us to go.

In this short period of time, possibly only the next few years, is the last chance we have to stop increasingly detrimental side effects of climate change.

Desertification, rising sea levels, extinction, habitat loss, food shortages, water unavailability and dozens of other frankly scary events to come will occur if the nations of the world don’t come together and create a plan to save the planet.

Time is running out.

One of the saddest parts of the effects of climate change is that the world’s poorest countries will be the first to experience this crisis.

Being one of the largest carbon producers on the planet, it is the United States’ job to lead other nations to environmentally healthy practices through example of reforming our own practices.

One of the most important first steps is choosing a presidential candidate who actually understands what climate change is and believes in it. Hillary Clinton, regardless of other plans or past discrepancies, is making the right choice when it comes to the environment.

The second step is creating a coalition focusing solely on the environment and what changes need to be made to combat climate change.

The third step is to actually implement those plans.

If every country is dedicated to these plans, them environmental reform is possible.

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