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10/28/2021

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Waldo

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?

Will

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.

Patrick

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.

Logan

I agree we need to cut down our greenhouse gas emissions and try to slow the heating of the earth’s climate. We should do anything to save and preserve the planet we are so lucky to be on. The whole debate is between if the greenhouse gas levels are too high and we are on the path to extinction or if we can still save the planet, this is something I’ve seen and have had with people myself. If you tell people to not pollute the environment they will say it’s “bound to happen anyway” or the “earth is too far gone” and it just proves that people need to try harder. I really liked how the article didn’t choose a side in the debate. He used a more moderate stance and said we should try to curb our emissions and then even if the climate continues to rise it won’t be rising at such a high rate of extinction that way we can still adapt. I’ve never seen someone take that stance and I agree with it. Most people take very radical views on this global issue. It's either we're all going to die or we can save the earth but we all need electric cars and change our whole way of life. I also liked what Will said in the comment section, he is talking about how stopping climate change should not be a political issue or discussion and just a necessity for us all because we need to take care of the home of our homes and make sure people get to enjoy our planet for years to come.

CG

Earth is getting hotter by the day. In a century, the level of heat will have ascended too unbearable. Current generations worry about what the foreseeable future will bring. Degroot mentions reasons why the climate is transmuting. The solution is to slow down the process of letting out aerosol pollutants which come from automobiles and factories. In fact, these particles also have a negative effect on human health. Slowly in my years of my life I have come across documentaries, books, articles and multiple platforms that have spread the message on climate change. Most individuals are guilty though. We all grew up with a system and after so many years, it's a challenge to disassemble. That primary indication is acting upon a change. As much as there are people with hope to surmount the rising heat, there are those who accept the fate of human beings' extinction, and nothing can be done to help. This is called “doomism”. I partially agree with doomists. The reason being is that natural causes can occur that humans can’t control such as the changes that happen in the air, ocean and volcanic eruptions that disturb the earth's outer sphere or inner core. Even if our bodies can adapt to environmental changes, to what extent? Natural occurrences are unpredictable. Even so we can still do our part by doing the best we can to balance the climate.

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