Environmental Protection

Natural beauties such as the one above are depleting as a result of our own environmental ignorance. In order to preserve the beautiful world that we know and love, we must take action and enforce environmental change.

Natural beauties such as the one above are depleting as a result of our own environmental ignorance. In order to preserve the beautiful world that we know and love, we must take action and enforce environmental change.

Jackie Bond, Staff Writer

The world is dying. For decades, this seemingly radical statement has been viewed as nothing more than an extreme exaggeration; but, we have officially reached a point where the world is in decline, and only drastic political change can revive it. We must enforce change; we can no longer sustain our resource overuse and growing ecological footprints. Climate change has become the world’s most pressing issue, and in order to decrease our own damage, we must end all futile production and decrease unnecessary industrialization. The carbon emissions that factories produce deplete the ozone, resulting in the Earth’s atmosphere absorbing more heat from the sun. This worldwide increase in temperatures induces the melting of glaciers (causing rising sea levels), the changing of precipitation patterns (resulting in storms and varying levels of crop growth) and the exacerbation of farming droughts (preventing sustainable food production).
According to Former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu “The climate is changing. The proper political debate would be how to deal with these risks”. Tragically, the option for change has now become a necessity. We are currently in the midst of the sixth mass extinction ever since the beginning of time.This means that over 99% of the world’s species are dying off as a result of pollution, over consumption, and climate change… all of which are human induced catastrophes. It’s time to make a change, and normalizing electric power and enforcing resource consumption policies is the first step. By limiting gas consumption among major corporations and enforcing restrictions on destructive enterprises, we can decrease carbon emissions which prevents ozone depletion and halts rapid climate change. Small changes will enable major environmental revival and allow for future generations to experience the beauty of nature that we are blessed enough to witness each and every day.