Thursday, March 28, 2013

Beneficial Steps to Help on Global Warming

Dear Editor,

Global warming is a common concern in today’s society. Some argue that humans have no role in controlling the environment, but the reality is we do. Since the 1940’s over 200 chemicals have been created by man for killing insects, weeds, and other organisms. The problem is that pesticides that have been used in our soil to preserve our crops not only contaminate our soil, but our bodies as well. Depending on the level of exposure, pesticides can cause fatigue, skin irritations, nausea, vomiting, and have other effects on humans who ingest a certain level.

To help monitor and keep global warming balanced, organic soil can be used as a replacement for pesticides. Composting food and making it into soil has the same effects as using these chemicals—and it can cut down on garbage truck traffic to landfills. Another way to help reduce the risk of global warming is to turn off all electrical appliances when they are not in use, which would reduce the amount of electricity generated by power plants.

Creating awareness is crucial in trying to regulate the problem of global warming. By making efforts to promote a clean, fresh, and healthy environment we can surely reduce these issues.

BMW had our environment in mind when creating a vehicle that reduced emissions by coming up with a way to have the engine shut off at every red light. With more ideas like these we can absolutely live in a better environment, and reduce the chances of global warming.

Alexa Rivera
Ramapo College of New Jersey

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