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Opinion: The realities of climate change

Smog over downtown Los Angeles. (Lawrence K. H / Los Angeles Times) Climate change is an extremely controversial topic in today’s modern society. It’s defined by NASA as “a long-term change in the average weather patterns that have come to define Earth’s local, regional and global climates” and the changes in earth’s climate “are primarily driven by human activities, particularly fossil fuel burning.”

Global warming and climate change will be the eventual downfall of the human race and the world, yet it’s also an issue heavily neglected and avoided by us humans as well.

The fact of the matter is that climate change is a problem that can’t be taken lightly. When dealing with a problem that affects and harms the human species as a whole, the only sensible mindset to have is concern and to think of what could be done to prevent such a collapse from happening or lessen its effects.

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication estimates that 72% of adults in the United States believe that climate change, or global warming, is in effect currently, with the least percentages of people taking the threat seriously in states including Texas, Wyoming, Utah, and Alabama.

From the same survey, only […]

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