The Importance Of Public Education On Climate Change

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Since the late 20th century, scientists have increasingly been joining the climate change movement to help spread public awareness on the global warming problem. Known by most as the “Green” movement, it’s clear that public education on climate change has become increasingly present. However, there’s one thing about being education about climate change and another about taking a proactive role against climate change. Many individuals say they are concerned with global warming, but live a lifestyle that depicts a person who doesn’t care about the environment. This was recently evident during Earth Day this year where many people flocked to their social media outlets to show their support for the movement on April 22nd, 2016. This is a very good event to help spread public awareness for the importance of preserving our planet, but for many individuals it’s simply the participation of that day’s pop culture trend. The very next day everything goes back to normal.
To continue, the amount of Americans that are worried a great deal/fair amount is 64% according to Gallup (Gallup). This
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These polls only gauge public awareness of the problems that arise and whether they are concerned or not. Further, it fails to measure the general public’s participation in abating the effects by performing these actions. Many claim that they are concerned. However, since the climate change problem is not immediate, their lifestyles that may exacerbate the conundrums continue. Due to the fact that this poll has not been administered, the expected results will be that people will be continue to be highly concerned, but continue to be inactive in their role of creating a positive impact on the environment. This can already be seen in our society’s social media activism, where they continue to fall short on actually acting on behalf of what their

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