Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Climate Change

I recently had the amazing opportunity to attend a talk by Will Steger, a world famous dog-sledder who spent most of his life crossing Antartica and the Arctic Circle via dog-sled.  He came to UMD to talk about his first hand experience with global warming and climate change.  He showed many pictures and videos (that he actually took himself!) of massive ice sheets and glaciers breaking up into small pieces and dissolving before our very eyes.  It was incredible some of the diagrams that he showed us because it showed how dramatic this problem is.  Climate change is real.  And it is happening.  Quickly.  

I have always been interested in saving the environment.  From turning off water when brushing my teeth, to turning off the lights when unnecessary, I have always tried my best to conserve and lower my own carbon footprint.  And I think it is our duty as citizens on this planet to preserve our home.  It's the only one we have.  I am just not sure how to go about making global change.  I mean, I'm only one person.  I don't think I have much of a voice, unfortunately.  But maybe one day... one can dream.

I hope this little entry isn't too boring for you.  These are just some ramblings from my brain that I have been pondering about for a while, and wanted to share with you.  Thank you for listening. <3

What are your thoughts about all of this?  I would love to hear what you have to say.  It's really interesting to me to talk to other people who are passionate about the same things as me!

I hope you all have a fantastic day/week/life and I will talk to you very soon!

<3
Em
xxx

No comments:

Post a Comment