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What Can We as Students do to Slow, or even Stop Climate Change? by City Tech Blogger Andrew Singh

Climate change has been around for a number of centuries; however, it has not become so drastic until the past few decades.  The worldwide change in climate has begun to be easily visible to people who do not even study the effects of climate change.  The most obvious things that have become issues are the drastic changes in temperature, both seasonally and daily. There can be a twenty-degree difference from one day to another or even more, and even the weather patterns in each region of the world have experienced changes. An example of this is extreme heavy snowfall that appears to come with no warning in the eastern American region.  Another, more dangerous aspect of climate change is its effect on natural disasters. Disaster such as hurricanes, climate change has the effect of making these much more disastrous and catastrophic than they were prior.  Hurricanes are fueled by warm moist air that is located over the ocean, and since due to climate change and global warming there is a higher concentration of that air, these hurricanes are larger and more dangerous than their predecessors. Climate change is becoming more and more of an issue and is having an effect on our daily lives.  This must be helped as quickly as possible as to prevent more catastrophes from happening.

It is often believed that there is nothing a single person, especially a student, can do in order to help a worldwide situation, however this isn’t the case.  As students, we are the most likely to be able to cause a change in the future since we will be the ones that will be shaping the future in its needs, from scientifically to architecturally and mechanically, all of which in one way or another will run into climate change as a factor in its upcoming.  Presently, as students, the best steps we can take in order to help slow or even stop climate change is to better educate ourselves in the most important aspects of climate change, from how it occurs to its major effects, and which of these effects can be reversed.  Also, by making climate change well-known now, in the future it’ll be more publicly aware so that way people will have more of an idea of how they as individuals can help to slow and possibly stop climate change.

Students can study what causes climate change and can factor that into what is done in their careers in order to create their own impact on climate change.  An example of this is a scientist or geologist, studying how climate change directly impacts the planet and how to stop this.  Another would be for an engineer to see how the way in which they build a building can effect climate change and make changes in order to reduce their negative effect.  A computer software engineer can use the software they learn about to create replicas and determine the best ways to slow and stop climate change.  There is a lot that students can do in order to help with the climate change issue, however they must simply be willing to try and understand what is going on, and to realize that they as individuals can make a change.


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