• Sherrie Wyatt

My perspective on climate change

Sherrie talks about her perspective on climate change and how big businesses and overproduction are the root cause of it.


When I think about climate change, I think about immense heat and the ozone layer getting destroyed. However, people always complain about cars or people as the main causes for this hot mess. Yes, there are a lot of people who drive gasoline cars. Yes, there are a lot of people who smoke. Even though these observations are true, what about the big businesses and companies that constantly pollute the air?


Where I live, people blame everything on people who smoke and they say that they provoke climate change. But, big companies are the root of the problem. For example, there is a big company in my town that produces hundreds of thousands of chicken products. The smoke that is released from companies like this one is definitely more than the smoke from people's cigarettes.

All the relatively little things people do to pollute the air is harmful, but sending a bunch of smoke into the air several times a day is just crazy.

To solve this excess of pollution, I think companies should only produce what is needed. Where I live, do you know what happens if any meat expires and it hasn't been bought? They put chemicals in it to make it look like it isn't spoiled, and then they put it back on the aisle. It's unfair that we have to face the pollution and the risk of getting bad meat from the grocery store because of overproduction. In the end, these companies produce so much food and pollute the air! That is wrong.


All the relatively little things people do to pollute the air is harmful, but sending a bunch of smoke into the air several times a day is just crazy. I don't know about other locations in the world, but some local businesses send more pollutants in the air than any human possibly can.


For example, pollution has ruined the air quality in China. Can you imagine what that feels like for Chinese citizens? They are a thriving center for manufacturing, yet their environment is terrible and exploited.


I feel bad for our world because it is our source of prosperity that we slowly destroy everyday. The key thing that we can do is to work together, save resources, and use only what is needed. Let's all contribute to save the world.