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Letter to the Editor: Climate Change in New England

The views stated here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors of this newspaper. We welcome supporting or opposing views on any published item. Received October 8, 2021.

Dear Editor,

I am a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. My hometown is Killingworth, Connecticut and I wanted to reach out to spread awareness about climate change in New England.

Climate change has been negatively affecting the weather we have been experiencing. Many of these storms and natural disasters are forming and being fueled by the increasing change in heat energy due to the increase of surface water temperature. For example, the past hurricane Ida caused severe flooding in many shoreline states, which led to multiple deaths. This flooding knocked out power for many civilians due to the high winds and rain. Many trees had been uprooted and had their branches and limbs causing massive damage and obstructions to roads.

If we fail to act now, we will create harm to future generations, causing them to face our mistakes and in the worst-case scenario, lead to future extinction. To be able to reverse the effects of climate change, we must limit our carbon footprint by reducing the amount of CO2, which would help decrease the rapid change in the surface temperature.

With this, I hope that it has helped you grasp the underlying problems of climate change.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Clemente
Killingworth

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