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What We Can Do to Slow Climate Change by City Tech Blogger Inga Balkissoon

Climate change is characterized by a general increase or decrease in the average temperature of the earth, and this modifies the weather pattern because the ecosystem becomes affected for a long time. This is directly linked to the issue of global warming and the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere. There so many things that a student can do to reduce, slow, or even ensure that the rate of climate change is significantly reduced. This paper presents detailed information about what a student should do to ensure that the price of climate is slowed, stopped or solved

The first action is to recommend the use of renewable energy. As a student, pushing for a cleaner and healthier energy should be priority. This will ensure that the world understands the use of renewable energy. Renewable energy has proven to be the best choice for environmental conservation and hence, reduction of climate change. Using renewable energy leaves no doubt that the climate will be improved, and the rate of climate change will reduce significantly (Brügger & Dessai, 2015). A student should research the effective use of renewable resources and how the world is transitioning to renewable resources.

The second thing a student should do to reduce the impacts of climate change is to eat from more sustainable food sources. Industrial farm animals bred for eating creates much methane gas, one of the biggest contributors of greenhouse gases. It is essential to understand that the decision we make about the food we eat has a profound impact on the climate. A student can teach people to eat more meat-free meals; they can buy organic and local produce. This ensures that the community does not waste food, and reuse the left overs.

Start a climate conversation

The student has the responsibility of starting a climate conservation program in their area. There are some issues that should be immediately resolved. Within their locality, the students must ensure that friends and family are involved in the conversation about climate change. It is important to note that we cannot solve the climate issue by keeping silent about it. To do this, the student can come up with climate free initiatives within their neighborhood; these could be reducing the use of power tools using fossil fuels, using solar or wind from electric companies that offer it.  Educating people on how to become more responsible in reducing their use of fossil fuels and using sustainable and renewable power sources is important.

Teach people how to invest in renewable and divert from fossils.

A student can do a detailed search on the local renewable energy co-oops to join. After becoming a member, a student can receive benefits in terms of returns on their investment. One can also speak to their financial advisers about clean energy and technology investments. It is essential to let the industry know about climate change.

Supporting or joining youth movement is another way a student can help when it comes to climate change. Students should understand that their future depends on climate change. The student may take the matter into their own hands even if the organizations charged with this function do not respond to their request. Student can look for ways to help this organization grow and the support the community.

Get politically active and vote for a healthier climate.

Finally, it is essential to get politically active when it comes to climate change. As students, we should understand that the future of this country depends on slowing the impacts of climate change. By voting good leaders who care for the environment, we get a more significant opportunities to reduce emissions and reverse the course of climate change. Conducting  campaigns that sensitize voters and vote for leaders who take issues of climate change seriously will have a positive impact on global warming. A newly elected leader should commit to reduce harmful emissions and implement a clear plan that helps in the reduction of the target, adapting to climate change, and shifting to a clean economy (Ayling & Gunningham, 2017). In case you are not eligible to vote, one can join the school voting program, which helps students with an opportunity to experience and participation in the voting process. One can also have a conversation with their parents about voting for climate change.

 

References

Brügger, A., Dessai, S., Devine-Wright, P., Morton, T. A., & Pidgeon, N. F. (2015). Psychological responses to the proximity of climate change. Nature climate change, 5(12), 1031. Magnan, A. K., Schipper, E. L. F., Burkett, M., Bharwani, S., Burton, I., Eriksen, S., … &

Ziervogel, G. (2016). Addressing the risk of maladaptation to climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 7(5), 646-665.

Ayling, J., & Gunningham, N. (2017). Non-state governance and climate policy: the fossil fuel divestment movement. Climate Policy, 17(2), 131-149.

 

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