As a student I think we can help slow down climate change by joining people who are volunteering for climate change organizations whose goal is to eliminate our carbon footprint, lessen our carbon emissions and pollution. That is the least we can do because we are still learning about climate change. Another thing that we can do as students to solve or slow climate change is take part in peaceful protests, plant more trees, not use cars or buses but instead use bicycles for transportation.
Students can also create informative petitions for people to sign who agree we are damaging our environment to present to government officials asking to speed up the process of tackling climate change. By researching key points about the science of climate change students can share their knowledge about prevent more severe impacts of climate change. We can look into more solar panels that don’t use too much energy. There is a downside to solar; panels are limited to a certain area due to size and placement and most importantly it can be costly to install a solar panels.
We can set another good example by using renewable energy that is generated by wind turbines since wind can produce energy by spinning a mechanical propeller which spins a generator, which creates electricity. We can research and identify the main causes of climate change including how many factories release more carbon emissions that cause an increase in temperatures, which cause the ice to melt in Antarctica so much so that it even flowers are growing in that part of the region.
I was reading an article called “How to Mitigate climate change as a Student” and it talked about how high school to college level students comprehend whats going on with climate change situations. The article mentions how we need to cut down on the use of fossil fuels and invest more in alternate power sources such nuclear and renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro.
I think I agree with most of the article. But at the same time I don’t because, yes nuclear power plants can be used as an energy resource but at the same time it can be dangerous as well since if there was a reactor accident it could cause major damage to a nearby city and end up like Chornobyl.
Conserving energy at home is also of interest to me. As a student we can converse our of water, electricity, and gas at home and this will help climate change slow down. A great example is during covid in 2020 was when everyone was on lockdown there was a significant decrease in carbon emissions since fewer gas run vehicles were on the road and according to called The IMF BLOG, carbon emissions decreased to 4.6%, but then went up when the lockdown was lifted.
Overall I think that the best bet for all of us students including myself is not to use too much energy, water, and gas, and as for transportation, instead of cars or buses we can use train or bicycles that does not use fossil fuels. Lastly, we can least help other people understand why climate change it so important to everyone and we can teach the elderly and the young about climate change to help them get a better understanding.