Mo Snow, Mo Problems

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Helen Sullivan, Editor

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The words “Global Warming” indicate something that is slap in the face obvious, but recently scientists have began looking at the overall view instead of the weather.

While many Americans are suffering from a particularly cold winter, there is a undeniable fact that carbon dioxide and greenhouse gasses continue to be pumped into the earth’s atmosphere.

Many scientists have made an excellent point that individuals have to begin differentiating climate change and weather to truly begin understanding what climate change has been around since the dawn of time.

According to NASA, with the last 650,000 years there has been seven cycles of said climate change. But in the recent years, nearly 95 percent of the recent global warming trend is the result of human activity.

The word climate can be defined as the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period where as weather is the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc. So to question human generated global warming based on stereotypical weather behavior is absolutely absurd.

While climate change seems like an irreversible damage that will forever harm the planet, there is ways humans can begin to slow down climate change and really make a difference.

The small changes you make in your day to day life can make a significant impact on the environment – as well as your wallet!

  • Change to energy efficient light bulbs.
  • Unplug your computers, TV’s and any of electronic devices you are not using at the moment.
  • Don’t use hot water to wash your clothing! Cold water works just as well and will not use nearly as much energy as hot water does.
  • Stop using too much. Spend more time outdoors, finding new activities that do not involve consuming and adding to day to day waste.
  • Begin eating planet friendly meals. Cut down on meals with meat, avoid wasting food, and try growing your own food.
  • Begin carpooling or even try to ride green. Use bikes, mass transit, switch to an affordable electric are, or even begin walking more.

Climate change is a misunderstood topic that can be changed with a little bit of effort from the population. If people begin to put in a little more effort in recycling and energy conservation, the planet will come back from its grave.

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