In college, I don’t know all too many people that bluntly state “I don’t believe in climate change”, but I do know plenty that will encounter a 65 degree day in the middle of February and say “Gee, this climate change thing isn’t so bad.” To which I respond with a sigh and a conversation about how a couple nice days in the late winter are not worth brutal Summers, and disgusting amounts of air and water pollution that are threatening to the earth around us.
But aside from those two things, there are way more reasons that climate change is bad. We also should be worried about the fact that there will be increased flooding in coastal areas, a large increase in hurricanes, increased air pollution which affects the air we breathe, increased water pollution which affects the water we drink, increased average global temperatures, and thousands of other things.
Even if the reason people choose to ignore the effects of climate change is because it is “inconvenient” to their lifestyle, that is just a childish view to have. We live in a world where if you can’t adjust to change, then you’re setting yourself up for a life full of misery and failure. You have to be able to adjust to the times and the culture around you in order to remain active in the community and to contribute positives to society. But, just for shits and giggles, lets say that weren’t the case. Why should the issue of climate change be something worth worrying about? Well, it’s also going to affect your children and their children and so on. If you care about the future of your family, you would consciously try to be more aware of the impact you have on the environment around you and instead of contributing to the worsening of the environment, try to be the difference maker and make sure we have a beautiful earth to live on for many more generations.