My Role as a Student Against Climate Change

Sixth Grade Second Place in Creative Writing

Climate Change or Global Warming is one of the biggest challenges` mankind is facing. Climate change is a big problem and its negative consequences will become worse over time. It is important to recognise the problem, find a solution and take immediate action. But what can I do? I am just a 6th grader, no scientist, politician or social media influencer. I don`t even have social media tools, forget having a million followers. The consequences of global warming can be disastrous. Hurricanes, droughts and floods are all effects of the problem. Low lying areas will get submerged in water due to the rising sea level if we go on like this. We need to do something about climate change, and fast. We may be young but that does not mean we can`t do anything. Even we, as students have a role in the fight against climate change. We can make a difference and here is how. To find a solution to a problem we first need to understand the problem. I am conducting my research about global warming and trying to understand more about what is happening. One way we can fight global warming is to reduce the amount of air pollution in the air. If we walk short distances, carpool etc. to avoid burning of fuels which cause pollution levels to rise, we will emit fewer greenhouse gasses. Buy fruits and vegetables without packaging, turn of the lights when you are not in the room, buy recycled items, try not to use plastic bottles and carry your own cloth bag when you go for groceries. These minor changes in how we work can help us reduce climate change. And the most important, and the easiest of all the things we can do is spread awareness. We can tell our family and friends about climate change and what we can do about it. The more people who know about the problem, the more people will do something about it which will have a positive impact. Like Greta Thunberg said, if there is one thing the Coronavirus pandemic has shown us, its that we can treat a “crisis like a crisis”. And if we want, we can stop climate change, even us students. Even we have a role in the fight against global warming.