Convincing commoners of catastrophe

You will write a letter to the two individuals you identified in D8 to try to convince them to do their part in your mitigation plan.


Individual impacts Blog post

Written by: Kierra Long


Dear Nike employees and Fathers of newborns,


There are tons of problems in the world these days. Everybody has their own personal issues.  One of the biggest world wide issues is climate change. A Nike employee will be impacted by climate change because the co2 can kill people, for example the smog in china (manufacturers). Meaning less product meaning less jobs. I don’t know about you but that would definitely concern me. Now, in regards to a father with a newborn baby, there’s ton of reason to be concerned about climate change. How about the simple fact of your child’s survival. The more co2 there is, the more heating of the planet which, if unchecked, will kill us.

I’m a strong believer that the majority of climate change is man’s fault. There are tons of people who believe other wise but i completely disagree. There is evidence clear as day that proves it! Climate change is caused by man made co2. It’s everywhere. It’s in our car exhaust. It’s ours fossil fuel burning factories. Heck! We exhale the stuff! Ever since the industrial revolution our carbon dioxide levels have increased are 60 percent!!

(sea level rise over riding cities due to co2)

A group of friends and I have put together some solutions to this problem we have. Some scientific mitigation ideas. We have come up with multiple possibilities, there’s nuclear energy,  efficiency transport, efficiency building, soil storage, forest storage, wind electricity, solar electricity and efficiency electricity. All solid mitigation plans. Each of them have different pros and cons but  all together it’s better then we are doing now.t

The biggest pro the mitigation plan obviously is getting to live. That’s quite the plus. Yes you will need some money and yes you will need actually give a crap and show some effort.  There’s space issues and what not but if we work as a nation and as a team we can accomplish ANYTHING! Even if that task is saving the world and getting to live another day. The pros outweigh the cons in every way! You can’t worry about money and space if you’re dead!!

A little bit goes a long ways! If everybody does a little bit every day then the world is already a better place. Ride your bike more! Use public transportation! Car pool! Recycle! Use the Power of voting! Install solar panels! There are tons of ways to help out. People need to be more aware of the situation! All it take is… YOU!


Concerned but hopeful,

Kierra Long