By: Shreeya Indap
It’s that exciting time of year again. In less than a month, our country will electing a new person to lead our citizens and represent us to the rest of the world. For the next four years, that person is going to be making important decisions that affect every single one of us, and we need to make sure that they have our best interests in mind. We here at Dandilyonn feel strongly about climate change, so let’s see what each candidate thinks about that:
First, let’s go over the facts. The average global temperature of our planet has been increasing more and more each year. In fact, it is already 3.17°F greater than all the 20th century’s average! There have been an increasing number of droughts, as the one here in California, and natural disasters. The oceans have also been rising; over the past century, sea level has risen from 4-8 inches!
What are Hillary’s views? In her own words, climate change is “the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face as a nation and a world.” As she explains on her website, Hillary has created a 4 step plan to combat climate change:
Now let’s look at what Donald Trump has said about climate change. (Click here to see his tweets about it.) First and foremost, he has stated that the massive amounts of evidence there is for climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese. And he has said, “Obama is talking about all of this with the global warming and ... a lot of it is a hoax. It’s a hoax. I mean, it’s a money making industry, okay? It’s a hoax.” We’d like to remind you Mr. Trump, that it’s not just Obama who believes in climate change but mainly every scientist in the world!
So before you go to the polls to vote this year, take a minute to think about what issues are important to you and find out what each candidate thinks about them. At Dandilyonn, we want to make sure that our candidate is going to do something about climate change. There’s no plan(et) B and we either save the one we have now, or suffer the dire consequences. And, there’s only one candidate who believes in the same things we do. So this election season, use your best judgement and choose the candidate that best reflects your views. Happy voting!