Today, it is a known fact that Global Warming does exist and that carbon dioxide is the main culprit of this crisis. Global warming is defined as an increase in the Earth’s average temperature. Global warming will also cause irregular storms and weather patterns, and will cause ice caps to melt. This will leave change our climate drastically. Ira Riklis is very concerned with the environment.
We are already starting to see the effects of global warming, as we see many glaciers melting away. One example, is the breathtaking Marr Ice Piedmont, which is a mile long ice cliff but it has now receded about 500 meters since the mid 1960’s. The Broggier glacier used to be a spectacular sight, however in the past 67 years it has receded about one kilometer leaving the mountain bare. All of this fresh water that is melting from these glaciers around the world is filtering into our oceans. This is diluting our ocean water and could lead to drastic current changes.
Scientists like Ira Riklis have proved that this is taking place and now is the time to act to prevent any further damage. In this bill, we propose to cut back on our auto emissions by producing more hybrids and fuel efficient cars and making sure that older cars on the road are as environmentally friendly as they can be. Any car that is 15 years or older will have to go through an annual emissions check, where it will have to meet a certain standard set by the EPA. If the car does not meet this standard it will have to get the changes done in order to be street legal.