The topic that I chose Is very important to me. When I go outside everyday I think about what the world would be like if everyone took the time to take care of it. This is why the topic of Global warming should spoken about everywhere. Global warming Is an issue that has been going on for a very long time, and when I say a long time I mean most of global warming has gone on for the past four decades. Even though global warming can not be prevented, its a problem when us as humans contribute to it. Every time when we go outside we can be contributing to global warming. We can be burning fossil fuels, cutting down trees, even consuming too much. I am here to explain how we can do better to help our planet, and live under better conditions.

As a sophomore in college I feel like I’ve learned a lot about this topic and would like to help enlighten the Freshman who are coming into City Tech. As young adults I feel like it is our responsibility to help create a better environment for ourselves. We have access to technology, books, and tools to confront this issue. When I first came into college I was just like most students. I didn’t know the importance of this topic, but someone came up to me and asked me what I was doing to confront the issue of Global Warming. I told him I wasn’t doing anything, and that I did not know how to help. He gave me a piece of paper with all the things he has done to help out our world. From that day I was inspired to help out our planet, and get as much people as I can to do the same. This is why I have came to out City Tech Freshman, we can change the planet if we try hard enough.

First I will like to talk about what global warming truly is and how it is affecting our planet. Global Warming is the long term heating of Earth’s climate system observed since the pre-industrial period, due to human activities, such as burning fossil fuels, which increases heat trapping greenhouse gas levels in earths atmosphere. One might be wondering why increasing heat is bad for our earth. Here’s an example, polar bears live in the Artic which is a very cold climate. Imagine all the ice started disappearing, and the water started heating up. The polar bears would have no shelter and all of them would die extremely fast. Also extreme heat and poor air quality causes heart and respiratory conditions like asthma, renal failure, and pre term birth. With this being said does it not scare you what can happen if we just sit around and do nothing.

How can we help limit global warming? One way we can help our earth is planting more trees. As trees grow they help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Trees help us out everyday. Another way we can help is reducing, reusing, repairing, and recycling. Buying fewer things, shopping second hand, repairing items whenever possible and recycling are all key ways to help. You can also find your own unique way to help out, think outside the box.

I would like to talk about some things I have done since my freshman year at City Tech to help confront global warming. Before I knew how bad I was hurting Our world I used to drive everywhere. I used to drive to the park, drive to the store, and sometimes just drive around for no reason. little did I know this was harming our earth. So what I started doing was biking, and going on walks. Whenever I wanted to go somewhere I would remember walking can help. Another way I decided to help was eating more plant based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and dairy. Eating these foods result in fewer greenhouse gas emissions.  Saving energy at home was also key for me. Now when I wash my clothes I use cold water and airdry them outside. I’ve also invested in led light bulbs to help conserve energy. Notice how everything I am doing saves a lot of money. I’ve also provided a few ted talk videos for us to help explain further what we can do to help. thank you all for listening.