Climate is defined by the Oxford Dictionary (University, 2015) as the average weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period. It includes patterns of temperature, precipitation (rain or snow), humidity, wind and seasons (Adelsman, 2012). When there are changes in long-term averages of daily weather this is called climate change. Scientists believe that climate change is linked to the increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) along with other gases in our atmosphere. The consequences of climate change include rising sea levels, extreme weather, melting ice, and impacts on animal and plant life. There are also people who are sceptical about global warming, the causes and effects.
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Divesting means getting rid of stocks, bonds, or investment funds so that the fossil fuel industry decreases in size and instead, we can increase the investment in energy sources such as solar, wind and hydro that don’t release as much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. I believe that it is important to reduce CO2 emissions to ensure the sustainability of our planet for us and future generations so that they can have the same or better quality of life.
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