According to information given on the website Climate.org, there are a number of statistics which are indicative of the current climate condition: For example, carbon dioxide in the
Atmosphere — 414 (Carbon Dioxide…). According to the Climate Portal of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Atmospheric CO2 levels of between 280 and 350 parts per million
Created the climate that let humanity build and feed the modern world. The farther we get from those levels, the more we run the risk of disturbing that balance” (“What is the idea level of
Carbon Dioxide…”). Taking the figure of 350 parts per million, the current rating of 414 is almost 19 percent over the safe level, a dangerous level for human and other life on earth. Climate scientists
have warned that unless carbon dioxide levels are decreased, dangerous and significant results will occur, endangering life forms on earth through global warming. This is the situation in
which I express “my take on climate change”.
In regard to the article titled ” OUR TAKE: U.S. Congress Passes Landmark Climate Legislation” on ClimateYou.org, I feel encouraged that after many years of attempts to get legislation through Congress to limit CO2 emissions, they have finally passed a bill that will have some effect on this adverse element contributing to climate change: “the preponderance ofthe bill’s provisions relate to reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from fossils furls, the major cause of climate change” (Our Take…). I consider this to be significant development for the U.S.
However, there are still many countries that are generating excessive CO2, such as China and India, to mention the worst. While a reduction in CO2 from the U.S. is a highly desirable objective and we need to do more, the fact that these other countries are still emitting high levels of CO2 continues to concern me. All countries need to reduce their CO2 emissions, and this action by the U.S. Congress is an important one.
“Carbon Dioxide.” Climateyou.org. 2023. Https://climateyou.org. Accessed 12 September
“OUR TAKE: U.S. Congress Passes Landmark Climate Legislation.” Climateyou.com. 2022.
Https://climateyou.org/2022/08/26/our-take-u-s-congress-passes-landmark-climate-legislation/ . Accessed 12 September 2023.
“What Is the Ideal Level of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere for Human Life?” Mit.edu.
2021. Https://climate.mit.edu/ask-mit/what-ideal-level-carbon-dioxide-atmosphere-human-life . Accessed 12 September 2023.