Speech On Importance Of Environmental Education

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With it being the presidential election season the talk of global warming, also known as climate change has come up in conversation more. But should it be associated with whether you are republican or democrat? Global warming should not be rather you “believe” in because it is a stated fact. Many individuals do not know the correct definition and what global warming should mean to them. The definition by the Oxford Dictionary declares that global warming is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth 's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants (Oxford Dictionary). There are scientific facts that prove that the earth’s temperature …show more content…
Increasing the amount of global environmental education is vital to make the progress in creating a more sustainable environment. Environmental education is significant because it raises the awareness and the knowledge of basic environmental matters in adults and children. Teaching individuals basic environmental knowledge will improve sustainability, equity, independence, and responsibility. Teaching environmental stewardship/sustainability has positive results because children learn and maintain information better if taught at a young age. Children have a desire to learn, and by sharing information in their adolescent years, they are more likely to retain habits at an older age. Simply teaching a child to reduce, reuse, and to recycle can go a long way to a more sustainable future (Eric Digest). Encouraging others to make simple life changes will go a long way. You can make your home more efficient by updating the windows to double panel, change your light bulbs to fluorescent bulbs, use energy efficient kitchen appliances, creating a shady landscape and etc. Not only will this make your home more energy efficient, but it will also save you money. In addition, unplugging electronics that are not being used, turning off the water while brushing your teeth, and setting your washer to the cold setting can make a big difference to decrease your carbon footprint. Transportation is one of the …show more content…
The climate and seasons go through natural changes also. “In general, climate changes prior to the Industrial Revolution in the 1700s can be explained by natural causes, such as changes in solar energy, volcanic eruptions, and natural changes in greenhouse gas concentrations” (EPA). There are many economic, psychological, and even metaphysical reasons why some do not “believe” in climate change. Some think that the costs are too high to fix, that climate change consequences are horrible to think about, and that nothing bad is going to happen to our earth. People are in denial about what is actually occurring. When arguing against global warming, natural causes are the most common reason for being against it, because some believe that is strictly natural verses increased by human activity. When you compare Republicans and Democrats, Republications are more likely to be skeptical of global warming, but when did weather because an issue in political elections. Even though ninety-seven percent of the scientific community believes in climate change, the media gives it a bad reputation (Liberty Voice). In other countries besides the United States, the idea of climate change is more exercised and not as much as a sore subject. Global warming should not be about politics or broadcasted media, it should be about looking at the facts on global warming and being aware what it happening and why it is

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