Persuasive Essay On Climate Change

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Climate change has been one of leading environmental policy issue in the past two decades. For that reason, it is imperative that Britain reduce their emissions to as little as possible. Naturally, the ability to do this comes from Parliament, who should do its utmost to come to a comprehensive strategy for the state. However, this effort cannot effectively gain the necessary momentum with the Conservative Party having conflicting views against combating climate change itself. The Conservative Party's backing of unsafe energy sources, dissolving of environmental departments, and the prioritization of utilizing the most cost-effective alternatives will cause greater destruction from climate change in the near and far future.

Supporting fracking and nuclear energy is of the most counter-intuitive actions Conservatives have taken against climate change. Both energies are incredibly cheap--but are also detrimental to the environment. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the extraction of shale gas by pumping a mixture of water and sand into the shale in the earth. This practice has caused earthquakes, water pollution, and health risks (from the carcinogens released from the shale). Such health risks include lung disease, seizures, fainting, birth defects and miscarriages, anemia, and cancer. So while it may be cost-effective, the outcome would harm British citizens and the rest of the environment. Nuclear energy is the same way. Simply put, it is the utilization of the

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