I was really suprised to open up my SJ-R today and see this really great article. Hope they print more.
Commentary: Climate change is our problem
By Maggie Lenkart
Posted Oct. 13, 2014 @ 10:29 pm
The effects of climate change and the environment have been in the news a lot in the past few weeks. Last month more than 300,000 people marched in New York to demonstrate for more regulations to help the environment. Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio took to the podium to discuss the need for change. Even President Barack Obama called on the American public to start paying attention to this issue.
I plan on majoring in environmental studies in college, and all this focus on climate change makes me happy. I want to be someone to make a change, as I’m sure many other teens do. If we lose the earth, we can’t get it back. I hope that by doing things such as majoring in environmental studies and writing about climate change, I can make a change.
I’m not the only teen who cares about these changes. Other teenagers care — and they should.
“Environmental change will possibly cause our earth to die around us,” said Kayla Houston, a junior at Southeast High School.
Isaac Miller, a senior at Springfield High School, agreed with Kayla and said “If (the earth) gets too bad, we won’t be able to survive.”
Go there and read. More next week.