Stop Global Warming

Impacts_of_Global_WarmingWinter 2015 in Boston has been the worst winter I’ve ever experienced. I’ve missed about two weeks of school because of all the snow, which included two blizzards. My question is: Are we going through global warming? Or are we receiving some really bad karma? Well I believe that we are going through global warming. I don’t think that karma plays a role in how much snow has been hitting us.

Global warming is when the Earth’s surface, oceans and atmosphere heat up, or when sea levels get “too warm.” The nonstop snow is driving us Bostonians crazy and insane. The whole state of Massachusetts has been hit hard with huge amounts of snow. It makes me wonder how global warming plays a role in this “snowpocalypse.” I believe that global warming has affected the way our winter season is going so far.

I think global warming is something to worry about and something we should start taking more seriously. It plays a role in natural disasters like tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, drought, wildfire, and in our case, extreme temperature change and snow storms. We can do a lot of things to help reduce climate changes by changing the way we get around and how we use energy. One way I help the environment is by recycling cans, newspapers and boxes. There are many ways to help the earth; all you have to do is take the first step.

Ways to help stop climate change:

  • Recycle. Even if you don’t have a recycle bin, you can always put your recyclables in a box and bring them to your nearest recycle center.
  • Use less heat/air conditioning. During the winter turn the heat down when you’re leaving your house and when you’re going to bed. During the summer use a fan or leave a window open.
  • Reduce the amount you drive. Instead of driving, consider taking public transportation or walk.
  • Turn off the switch. It is important when you leave a room to turn off the switch, it saves so much energy!

– Astrid

Global Warming graph attribution: By Markus Koljonen (Dilaudid) (Own work, estimates by IPCC) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons