I want to take a minute to talk about a very serious issue that’s been happening to our planet, but needs to be discussed.
I just read an article on nytimes.com that stated that sea ice has decreased from 29% in 2007 to 24%, as documented yesterday. This means that temperatures were so hot over the summer that our sea level is increasing in arctic areas that should be considered “the earth’s air-conditioner” (Walt Meier).
What our society doesn’t realize is that we need to limit carbon emissions; we need to decrease greenhouse gases but we don’t think that we can make a difference. Almost everyone I know who doesn’t recycle uses the excuse, “Well if everyone else does it, I don’t need to do it,” but if that’s everyone’s excuse, then there will be no recycling.
The truth is that every single person on this planet can make a difference, and it’s come to the point where making a difference is more of a necessity than an added bonus. I know I sound like a total treehugger right now, but if we don’t change our lifestyles, then global warming will take over and it won’t just be the polar bears who will be going extinct.
Please take the time to read this article, and realize that we have 4 seasons for a reason, and if we mess around with mother nature any longer, than we won’t be around to clean up the mess we made.