Despite only housing 5% of the worldÂ population, we contribute approximate 20% of the worldâ€™sÂ atmospheric pollution, and it is set to increase. The U.S. EnergyÂ Information Administration, in its Annual Energy Outlook (2011)Â report, predicted that at its current trajectory, CO2 emissionsÂ primarily from fossil fuels would rise by another 16% in fifteenÂ years time, irrevocably committing the nation towards the path ofÂ complete environmental failure.
We are staring at the edge of theÂ precipice now, as our lack of political will in combating theÂ excesses of our industrial and manufacturing waste is going to, atÂ the current rate, poison the very air that we breathe in a matter ofÂ decades. Second hand smoke will be looked upon with amusement then,Â as CO2 emissions exceeds 1,000 parts per million of our breathableÂ air. This is an issue that will affect our children in the long run,Â and many parents in the United States will be looking at the issueÂ with concern.
â€˘ The environment is one of the most important issues facing everyone today.
â€˘Â I support conservative-based conservation efforts.
â€˘Â I think we should reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup.