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My Take: As a Student, What Could be Our Responsibility to Slow Climate Change?

Before we start talking about climate change we first need to know what climate change is and what the impacts are to an individual and to society. In an easy way we can describe Climate Change as a change in the average conditions such as temperature and rainfall in a region over a long period of time. [NASA]. Today, increasing amount of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere concern me the most and I believe it is one of the reasons behind climate change. At this moment there are no ways to stop climate change on our beautiful earth but, with our careful action we could slow down the impacts. Actions to slow climate change would not be easy because as human beings we do not want to give up to our old behaviors.

Identifying the key problem would be our first step towards solving the problem. So, if we look closely when we go outside the first thing we observe is so many cars everywhere that emit a large degree of  carbon dioxide. This carbon dioxide stays in our atmosphere and mix with other gases like methane and halocarbons that ultimately heat up the earth to an extreme level. Thus, we see longer and earlier summers than before.

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I am scared to say it is too late to stop climate change but, we could slow it down by using renewable energy like solar power, wind energy and hydro energy instead of using fossil fuels like gasoline to run our cars. I know currently using those kinds of renewable sources of energy could be expensive but if we all start those sources in the future those renewable energy sources will be get cheaper. So we all need to think hard about this issue and take it seriously and if not, we will have to face some dire consequences in the future.  

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