Discussing Climate Change and The New President Who Doesn't Believe It Exists
Dealing with a Major Upset and Learning to go Forward
Today, I was hopelessly continuing to be a part of the extreme anger and sadness of the world. I am still reeling from a Donald Trump win to run our country here in America; I always must take a break and just breathe when I say that. The extreme anxiety I feel is hard to take, and I know I am certainly not alone. The world is protesting, signing petitions, and letters of rejection. No, not that it will do any good now, but there is a need to feel united. I believe we all need to find some hope at the end of the day. So, we are doing whatever it takes to get that now. It is hard to grasp the reality of it, yet; I know we must.
Therefore, I have been hard-pressed to think about writing here lately, especially something of importance. I did not know how I would find the strength again. The complete divide I feel now in this world has just made the days dreary with no outlook on what could be a positive outcome in the future. For the most part, I am still sullen in a state of confusion. Even so, I cannot, with a clear conscience, sit back and let the absurd reasons Donald Trump got elected hinder me from finding my fight for other things that need to be brought to light. We all need to push now on these things that are important not only to America but to the world. Taking these issues one by one, and by sharing our concerns with the world, perhaps, just maybe, we can push our new President to wake up and counteract his claim that certain issues we face in this world do not matter. One of the things we are faced with is CLIMATE CHANGE.
The Issue I now Choose to Focus on: Climate Change
Recently, this issue has become more significant to me. And I don’t mean to say that as if it never was important to me, but the fact is, I didn’t completely understand the urgency of it. I did get that every day we are more affected by this change, but to what extent I did not know. It wasn't until I watched the very deeply informative documentary that the actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and his friend Fisher Stevens put together called, “Before the Flood,” about the growing concern of global warming, and how it is drastically moving along in a fast pace, did I realize how this issue is threatening all of humanity and nature alike. We are losing some of the world’s most volatile spots across the globe that are home to many animals and sea life. If it does not stop, a growing number of animals will become extinct.
Please Go To National Geographic Channel to Check Out This Documentary. Please!! Before The Flood
Besides our oceans, rising sea levels, and thermal expansion that is causing our glaciers to melt at rapid speeds, places like the tropical rain-forests are continuously threatened by deforestation, which releases a high amount of carbon dioxide into the air. It has been confirmed by scientists that carbon dioxide is the main gas distributed throughout the atmosphere that is killing planet Earth.
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What About Us
How is this going to affect us on a human level? Well, let’s start with the biggest issue; our food. If the atmosphere continues to bring us excessive weather events, that, in my opinion, started being very frequent in these last ten years, then how will our food be grown in a way that is healthy for us, or in another way, will we find drought in our food supply? Extreme heat could cause a shortage of water to irrigate crops. Then, take a flood; a major flood could drown outcrops and kill the product. This has happened in parts of India already.
How do these Big Corporations Factor into The Problem
Now, what about the big businesses; the industrial part of the world? Well, they are a problem. These big corporations are the ones who are going into tropical forests and destroying our habitats. Not only do they cause a major amount of carbon dioxide to go up there, but they bring it back to the states to burn. Companies like Exxon and Chevron are the two main ones. These are the double standards of this world because we have grown accustomed to needing these fossil fuels to survive. We power our cars with them; we cook with them, and we use the electricity fueled by them.
Spider Monkeys Threatened by Loss of Habitat (Endangered)
Finding a Solution
What is the answer? We must now all come together to step out of our comfort zones and find different ways to reduce the amount of deforestation and fossil-fuel usage. However, we cannot do this without help from our government. We can do our best to make the small changes in our own lives, but what about helping others completely understand the reality of this problem, and matter-of-fact, I can honestly say that would still include me. I do not know everything there is to know of the effects of global warming, and I certainly could benefit from some help on how to refrain from using the products that contribute to it. However, I’m doing my best to learn, and I have grasped the information I have been studying. It is a crucial time to try to make a change. We all should research, realize, and start recycling every part of our everyday lives.
This Man is the Whole World's Problem
And now, back to the beginning of why it will be harder with a President like Trump. He does not believe we have this type of problem. Whether it’s his sheer illiteracy of realizing what the world, he is now going to help run, is going through, or if he is such a big-business tycoon that he just will not believe what is in front of his face. I don’t know, but I do know that we all are smart enough to stop, listen, and observe for ourselves what is going on. He hasn’t done that, but I hope he will.
He Is not a Believer; Can We Change That?
We Still Must Move Forward with the Climate Change Issue
As we all try our best to prepare for our future under new leadership, let’s not forget that it is bigger than that leadership, and we should continue to work to make a better world for ourselves. Will it be harder if we must fight a President, who will try to overthrow anything we could do? Will he continue to build more fossil-fuel businesses and destroying more forests until there is none? It seems this is what, indeed, he has in store for America, so we must hope that he somehow will wake-up to this world, and not only look for growth for the corporate communities but the issues of all the world that needs to thrive here. I hope he makes his term about growing jobs that only use Eco-friendly machinery, and homes and companies that are built solely with solar-powered products. These products should be included within the price of a new home purchase, or either made very affordable to a current home or business owner who wants to convert.
I think there are a million ways we could change to save our home here on Earth, and it will not be simple or learned overnight. However, it needs to be addressed and a solid plan from Congress needs to be in place. Hillary Clinton was working on that, and I just hope Donald Trump will drop his ego to do so too.
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