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My Take On Climate Change

Climate change poses a significant threat to our planet and impacts our daily lives in various ways. In my opinion, addressing climate change should be a top priority for everyone in the world as its consequences affect all aspects of life.  

To get to the root of the problem, we must address the central issue of climate change. The increase of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels. Based on my experience while living in New York City, the traffic congestion is at its worst during rush hours. Why should you wait in traffic when you can save time by taking the train or the bus to get to your destination? As a solution, I believe there should be a more widespread use of public transportation across major cities. By utilizing transportation systems made by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Port Authority in New York, we can significantly reduce carbon emissions from personal vehicles. While this can address the environmental impact, it can also be more efficient and cost-effective for commuters traveling from one borough to another.   

However, it is important to address concerns involving the safety and cleanliness of public transportation. To tackle these issues head-on, I believe there should be a project dedicated to enhancing the safety and hygiene of public transportation. The Biden Administration has already taken action by awarding more than $1.4 billion to 70 projects across 35 states within America to address railroad safety. This initiative would increase the usage of public transportation and ensure that every passenger will have a safe and secure commuting experience.  

By acknowledging the weight of the issue and offering simple solutions, we can reverse the effects of climate change and protect the Earth from further buildup of greenhouse gases.  

 

Sources 

https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/science/causes-effects-climate-change#:~:text=Climate%20change%20is%20the%20single,grow%20or%20find%20sufficient%20food. 

https://whyy.org/articles/us-biden-administration-projects-to-improve-rail-safety-boost-capacity/ 

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https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2023/7/5/23784467/new-york-city-congestion-pricing-traffic-environmental-review-climate-change-traffic-air-pollution

 

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