Climate Change

Written By: Amber Baldwin

According to the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, climate change is happening at the fastest rate ever.

The report also found that hazardous weather is happening more often than ever before, and it is expected to increase. All of this is causing the amount of water and land species worldwide to decrease. It is also not just plants and animals that are having issues.

Humans are hurting too. Many people have to relocate because of hurricanes or wildfires destroying their homes. There is also an increased risk of hunger and malnutrition because of droughts. If nothing is done now, the earth will reach the 1.5 degrees Celcius tipping point.

If that happens, nothing will be able to help the world anymore. But there are many ways that people can help with this climate crisis.

Shopping locally and buying sustainably for food is one easy way people can decrease their carbon footprint. During the warmer months, there are farmer markets in the Northtowne Mall Parking lot and downtown.

Another way people can help is by buying fewer new clothes and wearing clothes longer. Shopping at Goodwill and thrift stores will help too. About 8 to 10 percent of the global carbon emission comes from the fashion industry.

A third way that people can help is by voting for and supporting climate activists. Voting in Ohio takes place in May and November.

Lastly, people can help by just talking to others about climate change. There is a higher chance that people who have different opinions will open their minds when listening to someone they know and trust. Start a conversation today!

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