Fighting climate change in the City of Atlanta

Fighting climate change in the City of Atlanta

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Imani Muhammad started this petition to Kiesha Lance Bottoms and

Climate change is a growing world issue. The Earth has heated 1.8 degrees since the industrial revolution and majority (90%) comes from human induced destruction. The United States' has a projected increase temperature of 3-5 degrees by the mid 2030's. In Atlanta, the weather is breaking records for more than 90 days above 90 degrees. Rising temperatures change weather patterns, creating flooding, droughts, and mass wild fires. In combination with the burning of gas, coal mining, and motor vehicle traffic, the quality of the air has worsened and is killing the world's ecosystems,human population, and the world itself. People are facing increased health problems such as dehydration, stroke, respiratory infection, and cardiovascular infection.The sea levels are rising as a result of ice-lands melting. People are loosing their countries, causing migration to other lands. Is it possible to fix this global crisis? The answer is yes. Bringing awareness to global warming as a threat to national security is only the beginning. There are many things you can do without being a policy maker or a big corporate company. One of the biggest contributors to climate change is pollution from motor vehicles. By ensuring your vehicle has proper emissions, carpooling, and limiting driving only to when necessary (try walking, biking, or using public transportation), you can begin to make little changes in your community. Conserve your energy usage by turning of electric devices when you are not using them, change your light bulbs to fluorescent or energy saving light bulbs. Take action by planting trees, trees absorb CO2, the less CO2 in the air the better you can breath. By taking action in the City of Atlanta, we can induce a chain reaction in cities in Georgia, states in the US, and eventually countries across the world.  

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