Ting Ting Eeo: Climate change commitment

January 27, 2013 

Climate change commitment

President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address emphasized our task at hand to address climate change head-on, saying that “failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”

He urged us to acknowledge that success cannot depend solely on work done in Washington, but also rests on the collective efforts of our daily lifestyle choices.

North Carolina, along with the rest of the nation, has to take the initiative in reducing global warming by tackling the causes at their largest source.

President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency have already begun to develop the first carbon pollution limits for new power plants – a truly historic step toward cleaning up the single biggest source of carbon pollution.

As a college student, I understand that the majority of our electorate cannot afford to devote the same amount of time into this issue as I would.

However, in alignment with the president’s theme of collective commitment, every action citizens can afford, whether by calling their representatives or signing a petition, will add up to an enormous opportunity for change.

Climate change is not a possibility but a reality.

Ting Ting Eeo

Chapel Hill

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