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Climate change challenges everyone to “be aware”

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It’s hard to overlook evidence that over the past decade the climate has drastically changed.

Global warming, probably due to air pollution caused by human behaviors has been the most prominent sign of climate change.

It is estimated that the Earth’s temperature will rise 3.6 degrees fahrenheit by the end of this century. The expansion of factories and automobiles primarily contribute to this and cause a “greenhouse” effect. Gases in the air form a blanket around Earth’s atmosphere, preventing heat from escaping.

While there continues be a debate about the cause and effect, Mount Carmel’s faculty and students, like everyone else, have a responsibility to consider what we can do to make our environment better.

Junior Tyrin Thurmon believes humans are mostly responsible for the major problems the earth is facing.

“I feel like it is our fault that we pollute the earth and at the rate we’re moving now, it’s going to be hard to save it.”

Junior Ryan Noonan agrees with Thurmon, but puts a different spin on it.

“We can still make a small change, but the real challenge will be for our children because they’re going to have to be the main change.”

Campus Minister Mr. Gregory Welch offered a couple ideas of what we can do everyday for the well-being of our planet.  First, he suggests that we can just  “Be aware.”

He says doing little things such as turning off the lights when leaving a room, or even not driving when we don’t need to do so, helps the Earth.

“If everyone did one thing it would make a difference.  Then after that we can move on to the next thing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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