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Though I agree that political decisions have an impact on what happens with climate change, we also have to hold individuals accountable for what they choose to do to the environment. As said in other comments, we have to actually take action on fixing climate change for the better rather than just talking about it. The climate is changing every day regardless. Will you rise to action to change it?


While I do agree that taking action on climate change is absolutely imperative to the future of our society and that making decisions through political bodies seems to be the only way to create some kind of solution, I don't think it should be such a politicized topic as it is today. Caring for the environment and the planet that houses us should not be a topic of discussion, but rather a necessity. Why is there such a lengthy debate on taking care of our planet and environment? You take care of your home, why not the body that surrounds your home? Furthermore, I do agree with the previous comment that we should be holding each other accountable for our actions. Holding yourself accountable for the care of the earth is not enough and calling out others on their careless actions is neccesary, however, I do see that certain careless people would need laws in place to hold them accountable for their actions.


My interpretation of “doomism” would be the idea or belief that nothing else can be done to solve the problem of global warming. In this instance, it would be thinking that the environmental conditions and global warming of our planet is irreversible. However, we have made significant progress in reversing some of the damage done and the threat of “doomism” can stop any progress that we have made or are planning to make. I have to agree with Degroot’s viewpoint on how dangerous it is to give up. We have faced unprecedented events in the past couple of years and I feel this is something important for the public to know in regards to the seriousness of a potential collapse of our climate. In creation of technology to absorb carbon as well as other harmful pollutants, using alternative energy sources which are now more affordable and making small changes we can make a difference and help the future of our planet.

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