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We Need Companies to Take Responsibility for their Pollution

Many still doubt the existence of climate change and its effects. In a world where information is readily available at our fingertips, it’s unfortunate to know that a series of misinformation also comes with it.

Climate change: It’s Real.

Nevertheless, it’s safe to say that climate change is real. From increased floods, typhoons, hurricanes, and inconsistent weather outcomes—we can no longer stick our fingers in our ears and ignore nature’s warnings. As grave as these occurrences are, we shouldn’t overlook the effects climate change has on all living beings.

Is there hope?

Nevertheless, there is still hope. As harrowing as these effects may sound, there is still a chance for us to reduce their occurrences. Considering that we only have one planet, we all must play a part in helping reduce these occurrences as soon as possible.

Who are the biggest polluters?

However, this fact is not unrealistic. Recent information shows that several companies cause at least 71 percent of global emissions

Considering that it’s more than half, it’s safe to say that we need to have a big talk with these companies and their investors. As helpful as it is to switch to an electric car, ride a bike, or shop from local farms instead of supermarket chains—it is simply not sustainable. After all, not every one of us can have access to eco-friendly options. Plus, people living in places with limited food sources have no choice but to eat cheaper and unhealthy foods.

In short, we cannot ask everyone to reduce, reuse, and recycle if it’s not possible, but we still need to play a part in reducing the effects of climate change. If we can do it, we should, but if we can’t, we need to leave a message.

So, what can we do?

We need to reach these companies and show our concern. By contacting our local government officials and initiating community-based eco-friendly changes, we can send a message that we need to reverse the effects of climate change fast. Ask your trustworthy local representative to make public transportation accessible, start community gardens, and encourage sustainability. Initiate a dialogue of not supporting corrupt and harmful practices and keep your neighborhood thriving.

Unfortunately, all these are easier said. It can feel disheartening when we realize just how massive these companies play a part in harming the world. However, we must stay strong and let them take responsibility for their actions. After all, as one, we may be a drop, but if we bond together and create support, we eventually become an ocean of change.

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