Government must take lead on climate change
With the G-20 summit wrapping up over this past weekend, we saw Trump reaffirm the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Accord on climate change. The administration’s hard stance against the accord is especially troubling, given that during the summit it was brought up that a new UN report detailed the effects of global warming being even severer than previously thought.
Climate change can’t be significantly reduced by the acts of an individual. Picking paper over plastic at the grocery store may seem like you are doing your part, but the plastic bags are already made and will continue to be made despite your choice.
In order to see significant change, we must hold accountable major companies for their actions in regard to their detrimental effects on the environment.
A recent report showed that just 100 companies contributed 71 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. As individuals,