Climate Change Defense

In order to attain a perspective that affirms the issue of climate change, I interviewed a Junior at Woodford County High School about the topic.

What is your political affiliation?

“‘I’d say left-wing, but I don’t really associate with the Democratic party too much–or really any party. Generally, pretty leftist, moderate left, I’d say.”

How significant do you think the issue of climate change is, and why?

“It’s very significant. I’ve heard that we have anywhere from twelve to nineteen years to correct it before it becomes completely unsustainable and irreversible, so it’s very important to me.”

How would you dispute the argument that climate change is not real/important? 

“I think there’s a lot of evidence to say that it is real, and if you see that evidence and are still not convinced, you’re just ignorant. I think there are a lot more uneducated people than ignorant people, though.”

If you are interested in learning more about the issue of climate change and its effects on our world, here are some places to get started:

World Wide Fund for Nature’s Climate Initiatives

NASA: Global Climate Change

U.S. Global Change Research Program