by Taylor Baird, Staff Writer
When I was younger, I remember learning about climate change. But now in my second year of high school, I haven't heard much about climate change during any of my classes. Now more than ever I believe we need to be taught about climate change especially with the current way that climate change is going. Last week on April 13th 2022; 1,000 scientists from around the world protested against climate change.
“We’ve been trying to warn you guys for so many decades, the scientists of the world have been being ignored. And it’s gotta stop. We’re going to lose everything,” said Peter Kalmus, NASA climate scientist, has claimed after chaining himself to the JP Morgan Chase building.
Climate change is no joke, many scientists have stated that if we do not cut off large greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 it could cause catastrophic climate effects. But how could teaching climate change in schools help with the issue? If we can spread the word with younger generations and the current generation we could help slow down climate change! Schools could teach the meaning of climate change and how to help with stopping it.
Some things that school can help teach to help with climate change is teaching kids to turn off lights. If you leave a room and turn off the light, studies have shown that it helps a lot with lowering carbon dioxide levels. Another way to help climate change is to wash your clothing on a cold wash. Washing your clothing with cold water eliminates about 1,600 pounds of carbon dioxide a year!
Other things like using public transportation,
riding bikes and walking help with climate change. Also eating more vegetables helps! So even though you might be thinking “I’m just a kid, I can't do anything about climate change…” You can! By doing these things you can help with the fight against climate change little by little. Schools should teach about these methods and how they help so that we can all help save our Earth.