Risk of doing nothing


Horne, Sarah Marie

In addition to air pollution, global warming is impacting the melting of glaciers. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, without further action to protect the world’s glaciers they will continue melting, and the melting process will continue to speed up. This is due to glacier rock being exposed, which is able to attribute to heating and melting the ice. Photo courtesy of MCT Campus.

Sarah Horne, Broadcast Editor in Chief

  According to CNN, more than three million people die prematurely each year due to overexposure to air pollution. The burning of fossil fuel is the largest contributor to the world’s threatening climate change.

  The negative impacts of burning fossil fuels instead of using alternate reusable sources is well known. However, it still remains and causes the production of a third of greenhouse gassous.

  This is due to fossil fuels still being used for 33.6 percent of electricity and heat generation. Every time we use our phones, lights, and heaters, we are contributing to the destruction of our air.

  It is imperative for individuals to break out of this harmful cycle and make themselves aware of how to help reduce and break this pattern, so that we do not continue to escalate global warming to an unlivable point.

  Little changes, like unplugging devices, having a compost bin, and recycling paper and plastic can help slow down and prevent more individuals from dying from polluted conditions.

  CNN said, “By 2050, it could be 6.6 million premature deaths every year worldwide.”

Source: cnn.com,epa.gov