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Diane Hashem, Editor

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  There’s no doubt that the climate is changing over the years. This is happening so rapidly we can barely keep up with it. The planet is heating up, and it seems that not many government officials are willing to help fight the change.

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  Who is going to step up to make this horrible change actually known to the older generations who actually have the power to do something? The youth. 

  This is an all time low when we have the youth of the country fighting for this cause, while the government feeds us empty words and promises. They are stripping away kids dreams for the future and don’t look back at it one bit. It’s time to look at statistics to prove to those who are in doubt what is really happening.

According to NASA, the planet’s mean surface temperature has increased since the late 19th century by 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, the mean global sea level has risen by 19 centimeters. This is because as the earth is warming up, ice is melting, causing the oceans to expand.

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  Snow is seen as a normal thing to everyone. It happens in winter, it’s cold, and it’s beautiful to watch twinkle down windows. How would this be explained to the next couple generations where it doesn’t even exist? It’s heartbreaking to think that all of this beautiful nature will be gone in a matter of decades. 

  What is being done to combat this problem? Youth activists are uniting in various locations around the world to bring attention to it.

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  The youth climate strike took place on September 20th. The Youth Climate Strikes explained, “With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people.” This should be declared a national emergency because, give or take, there are very few decades left before the earth as we know it will have irreversible changes that will lead to its death.

  Problems occurring now because of the climate change include wildlife and people not being able to adapt to their fast-changing environments, causing deaths around the world. These people equal to about 11 percent of the world’s population. They are affected by affects of climate change such as droughts, heat waves, and other extreme weather occurrences.

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  Greta Thunberg, a world renowned youth climate activist, spoke to the United Nations. She backfired on the government for putting the problem on the youth.You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say: We will never forgive you,” said Thunberg, teared up.  

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 If the government will not listen to the youth’s voice, then it’s time for bigger and better actions to take place. The youth climate strike is only one of the many actions going to take place for the future.

 

 

 

 

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“Climate Change Evidence: How Do We Know?” NASA, NASA, 9 July 2019, https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/.

“News.” Climate Central, https://www.climatecentral.org/news/category/show/climate-statistics.