After researching and looking into environmental problems in Ohio for nearly 16 weeks, it’s clear to me that there are some issues that need to be addressed, such as air pollutions and the abundance of micro plastics in the lakes.
However, whether these issues get resolved or not may depend on people’s political beliefs.
It may not seem like it, but climate change is a politically-divisive issue.
Reports show that Republicans deny that climate change is spreading compared to Democrats. Poll results revealed that 69 percent of Republicans believe the threat of the issue is “exaggerated” through the media.
Results also said that opinions around climate change suffered due to the Trump administration changing federal websites and regulations.
What do this mean? What do we do about ti?
Regardless on how high of a priority or issue it may be from person to person, it can’t be denied that climate change is happening. There are several factors that play into the issue: gas emission, coal, plastic, etc.
Discussions can only do so much. What proactive steps can each side take to lessen climate change?
To me, the first step anyone can take is education. Research and educate yourself on what’s happening and how it is affecting our environment.
This is an issue that can’t be ignored.