Climate change, although a widely debated issue, is impacted the world more and more on a daily basis. Climate change is the long-term affect of human-caused damage to the Earth and its different environments. Often climate change if referred to simply as global warming, and, while global warming is a part of climate change, it is only part of the problem as a whole.
One terrifying statistic regarding climate change is the rate at which ice is melting in the polar regions of the Earth. When the ice in these polar regions melt, the levels of the oceans rise, which could be devastating for costal regions and regions near coasts that sit around sea level. For example, Florida is in a lot of trouble and, therefore, one of my favorite places on the planet is in danger: Disney World. Another favorite place of mine is New York City and a rise in sea levels would affect the Golden Apple.
Many other issues arise as a result of climate change, but there is still a little time to take action. What part can you play in decreasing the effects of climate change? Do you think as a human race we will be able to come together in order to fight the threat of climate change?