I believe that climate change is a very real thing that is happening more rapidly than we can imagine. I remember hearing about icebergs and polar bears and thinking these will never change and will always be around. I was very wrong, the world that I knew changed because of human over-consumption and over-production. In the states, specifically New York, I know that we have some incentives for mitigating trash overflow, which is recycling bottles and cans for cash and trash separation of non-recyclables from recyclables. I believe it is not much, however it does help with mitigating the pollution of the water we desperately need, since drinking water is hard to find.
I also have been hearing about the rising sea levels over the years. Since I live near the coast, it really worries me that an extra foot or two could change how we live comfortably on land. In class we learned about adapting and mitigation and how it is beneficial for our future. The professor and the class discussed that we should teach people of all ages how to take care of their environment and how to limit their carbon footprint. I believe that we can make a difference if we can slow down our consumption process and slow down our greenhouse gas emissions. We can put a curve to climate change slowly but surely.