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As Las Positas students we have a strong impact on how we treat our planet. Every day we go about our lives not thinking about how bad we neglect our planet, one of our most overlooked problems we contribute to is global warming. There are many ways how we can help end this tragedy, the two easiest being; lowering our carbon dioxide output and help putting an end to deforestation. Global warming is the increase of the overall temperature of earth’s atmosphere, surface, and oceans. The main problem is that our average temperature is rising and is causing many environmental and social changes. Global warming is responsible for the melting of our polar ice caps; which causes ocean levels to rise, the destruction of natural and animal life, climate …show more content…
We can accomplish this by cutting the use of fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide is responsible for more than half of the greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere followed by methane and nitrous. Burning coal and gas for energy like heat, electricity, and the fuel to run vehicles is the main source of carbon dioxide pollution. Driving alone is one of the main sources of gas pollution; to make it worse, us commuting students can travel multiple hours waiting in traffic emitting carbon dioxide in extreme levels. If more of us come together and carpool or use the bus to get to school our carbon footprint would juristically decrease. I myself recently sold my 2006 Volkswagen Jetta to purchase a 2013 Mazda 3 with a built in Skyactiv feature. What this feature does is allows my car to harness more power with less amount of fuel, this allows my car to be more efficient on gas while decreasing its carbon …show more content…
Many people over look deforestation because it has nothing to do with where we live. Deforestation is the destruction of forests in order to make more land available for other commercialized uses. Almost half of the world’s forests have been cleared and this is not sustainable. Trees are important in the fight against global warming because they remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, replacing it with oxygen. Although more than half of our forests are gone, you can help by planting trees in your backyard. One tree alone can supply a whole days’ worth of oxygen for four adults. About 3 million trees are cut down each day just to provide society with new paper products. A solution to reduce this would be simply to invest in recycled products. Recycled products are cheaper and help our environment. Reducing paper use doesn’t just stop there, switching bills too online and using electronics can make a huge impact also, this is what I personally do. With the start of each new school semester I only invest my money on recycled composition books and recycled binder paper. These products help by allowing more trees to be left untouched and are also cheaper than non-recycled

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