When you think about climate change does anything come to mind? Any facts or statistics? Unless you are a scientist, the answers to these questions are most likely a no. The news and people who are supposed to share information about climate change with you have definitely been lax. When I watch the news on anything about climate change, I see and hear watered down versions of what the truth is. When I read what scientists have to say about climate change they write scary facts. The truth is, climate change is a huge deal and ultimately will affect every one of us if we don’t try to slow down the process. The news tells us what we want to hear: that it is not that big of a deal and won’t be a significant problem for a while. What they do not know is climate change is very present and needs to be broadcasted more.
In an article on treehugger.com by Graham Richard Michael, it states that Sunday’s shows have not mentioned climate change since 2009. This is a huge problem for America and the world because if we do not start to take this topic seriously, we may ultimately kill the Earth ourselves. As humans we have become one of the leading causes for climate change. From using fossil fuels to not recycling, we alone have made a huge impact on our world. The climate is what keeps our world balanced; it is what makes seasons. Without proper climate control, the world we know could cease to exist. To make a future for the generations ahead, right now is the time to focus and generate a message about saving the Earth. If we do not do it now who knows what the future will look like? What I have read in these articles has changed my perspective of this topic. If I had never read these articles, I would not know how serious the topic of climate change really is. These articles have definitely opened my eyes to what we need to do as humans to fix this issue.
Michael, Graham Richard. Since 2009, Sunday TV Shows Have Not Quoted A Single Scientist On Climate Change. Treehugger.com. Web. 1 Feb. 2013.