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Persuasive Essay On Climate Change

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One of the main themes during my Presidency will be to renew the United States as a global leader in combating the toughest issues, most notably of which is climate change. It is no secret that the United States is a massive producer of greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports, “in 2014, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions totaled 6,870 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents” (Climate Change Indicators). In fact, the only other country that emits more greenhouse gases than the United States is China. However, the United States does produce more pollution than China in terms of per capita. Moreover, even though the United States is a major polluter, President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Paris Agreement in 2017. However, in my presidency, the United States will renegotiate entry into the Paris Accords, and furthermore, I will put the United States on a path to become a leader in green energy, such as nuclear power, as well as renewable energy, such as wind, water, and solar power. The importance of addressing climate change cannot be underestimated. The U.S. government website, globalchange.gov, states, “impacts related to climate change are evident across regions and in many sectors important to society --such as human, health, agriculture and food security, water supply, transportation, energy, ecosystems, and others-- and are expected to become increasingly disruptive throughout this century and beyond” (Understand
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