With the growing urgency of climate change, we cannot have it both ways. We cannot shout from the rooftops about the dangers of global warming and then turn around and shout even louder about the dangers of windmills. -David Suzuki
This quote represents this country’s take on global warming perfectly: we all see the signs of global warming but we choose to ignore them and put them off to the side. We would rather hide in our ignorance than step out and make a difference. However, there are ways we can spread the word, like by listening to the children.
At climate camp we learned that we are the ones who can make a difference. We learned how to take care of our environment, spread the word about climate change, how to stalk animals, and so much more, all while having lots of fun and making new friends.
Climate change is a very serious matter, but somehow every day the counselors managed to have something fun planned for us. Every day I knew I was going to learn something new.
However, it wasn’t just the learning I would look forward to; I also looked forward to seeing all the new friends I had made as well. When I first signed up I thought I would be the person to sit alone because I was too shy to talk to anybody. It turned out to be the complete opposite: despite my shy nature I made tons of new friends.
Going to climate camp was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only did I learn a ton of new things about climate change and how to stop it, I also made a lot of new friends. I will always remember climate camp, and I am hoping to go again next year.
Adara Duncan, Age 12
Attica Junior-Senior High School
For more on Climate Camp, see Jim Poyser's blog.