Climate Change Persuasive Essay

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For the past decade or so, scientists have been desperately trying to convince the world of the severity of climate change, but people wouldn 't listen. Skeptics claimed that the government was trying to control the population with fear, or that a degree or two didn 't mean that the climate was changing. Despite the painfully obvious evidence, people continued to emit the same amount of toxic greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. To understand what climate change is, one must first understand what "climate" is. Simply put, climate is the average weather in a region. It involves patterns of precipitation, temperature, humidity, wind, and seasons ("What Is Climate Change?"). The simplest effects of climate change involve the abnormal variations …show more content…
One of the biggest factors in contributing greenhouse gases is through the fossil fuels in people 's cars, but also how people drive their cars. In an informative article put out by the EPA, it encouraged people to buy "the cleanest, most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your needs" ("What You Can Do"). Not only does this reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it also is easier on the wallet because money will be saved on gas. Along with improving the fuel economy of a car, one must make sure to "go easy on the brakes and gas pedal, avoid hard accelerations, reduce... time spent idling (no more than 30 seconds), and unload unnecessary items in [the] trunk to reduce weight" to reduce the CO2 released into the atmosphere ("What You Can Do"). Keeping a car in good shape through regular tuneups along with checking the tire pressure regularly will increase the fuel economy of the vehicle, therefore reducing greenhouse gas emission. It also makes the vehicle safer and more reliable. Lastly, and probably most obviously, one can reduce his/her amount of CO2 by carpooling or using public transportation instead of driving to work or school. These simple steps are easy and affordable, and they go an extremely long way in cutting down on greenhouse …show more content…
Even if everyone on the planet stopped emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, the effects of climate change would still be felt for decades, or even centuries. "That’s because it takes a while for the planet... to respond, and because carbon dioxide... lingers in the atmosphere for hundreds of years" (Shafter). There 's a definite time lag between the world 's actions and when the consequences are felt. Even those people who refuse to acknowledge the existence of climate change will be forced to admit their mistake in the next decade or so when climate change turns around and gives the earth a slap across the face. But while they 're denying it, they 're not making any changes in their lifestyles, therefore continually contributing to the problem at

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