Climate Change!

Alli Gustafson Period 6B

Global Warming Effecting Your Health

Increasing temperatures will lead to a higher death rate from heat related causes like heat stroke and dehydration. The EPA says, "Ozone exposure also has been associated with increased susceptibility to respiratory infections, medication use, doctor visits, and emergency department visits and hospital admissions for individuals with lung disease. Some studies suggest that ozone may increase the risk of premature mortality, and possibly even the development of asthma." Global warming effects many aspects of people's lives. Including the spread of diseases, extreme weather changes, and many more things that are a threat to living things on Earth.

Ways to Prevent and Slow Down Climate Change

There are many ways to prevent pollution and global warming. For example:

  • Conserve energy – remember to turn off lights, computers, and electric appliances when not in use.
  • Use energy efficient light bulbs and appliances.
  • Participate in local energy conservation programs.
  • Limit driving by carpooling, using public transportation, biking and walking.
  • Combine errands for fewer trips.
  • Eat organic foods
  • Get informed about climate change and how to reduce it
  • Inform others
  • Use an electronic or push mower instead of one powered by gas to mow your lawn
  • Use Paper Bags
  • Use solar powered things
  • Use wind power

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Things Being Done to Prevent Global Warming

Many laws and acts are being created to try to stop the process of global warming from happening. The Clean Air Act sets goals and standards for the quality of our air in the United States. The Coastal Zone Management Act allows the state and federal government to act together to help coastal areas and conserve resources. The National Environmental Policy Act sets environmental policies and goals for the United States to follow. Many more laws are in place to try to help the environment and stop global warming.

Global Warming Effecting the World

The Washington Post explains, " If the Arctic warms faster than the mid latitudes do, then the jet stream could slow down, goes the theory. It could develop a more elongated and loopier path, leading to a persistence of particular weather conditions — whether intense snow, intense heat, intense rain, or something else that is, you guessed it, intense." The more we continue to pollute our world, the faster it will begin to show and effect us. Heat waves, heavy downpours, and rising sea levels will also begin to be a challenge for both our nation, and the world. Agriculture could be ruined, the same with ecosystems. If global warming continues, our lives will be changed.

Works Cited

"Air Pollution- A Major a Major Health Risk." Health Impact Assessment (HIA). WHO, Web. 10 Apr. 2015.

"The Arctic Is ‘unraveling’ Due to Global Warming, and the Consequences Will Be Global." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2015. Web. 16 Apr. 2015.

"Climate Change: An Opportunity for Public Health." WHO. WHO, Web. 10 Apr. 2015.

"Climate Effects on Health." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 Dec. 2014. Web. 06 Apr. 2015.

"Global Climate Change: Effects." Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. NASA, Web. 14 Apr. 2015.

"Human Health Impacts & Adaptation." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, Web. 08 Apr. 2015.

"Reference/Links." NRDC: Environmental Laws and Treaties. NRDC, Web. 20 Apr. 2015.

"Respiratory Health & Air Pollution." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 Nov. 2009. Web. 08 Apr. 2015.

"Temperature Extremes." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 Dec. 2014. Web. 06 Apr. 2015.

"What Can I Do to Help Reduce Air Pollution? - Air Quality Monitoring and Data Program." What Can I Do to Help Reduce Air Pollution? - Air Quality Monitoring and Data Program - NH Department of Environmental Services. Environmental Services of New Hampshire, n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2015.