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How Does Climate Change Affect Students?

Should schools be more mindful of how the weather affects students?
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Phoebe Lewis
This is a photo of the incredibly flooded roads during an August morning on my way to school.

Some students might not have noticed or realized it but for the past few years climate change and global warming have caused plenty of issues for the earth and us. The main focus point of this article is to talk about how these issues have affected students in school and what the schools should do to manage it and its effects.

A photo of the sun through smoke filled air which students at Danbury Public Schools had to go through for an entire week (Phoebe Lewis)


With global warming getting worse over the years it has caused weather and natural disasters to worsen over time. This affects students by disrupting morning travel by flooding roads, freezing over streets, and putting many students at risk of getting incredibly hurt or worse.

I interviewed a few people and here’s what some of them had to say. “Back when the wildfire smoke came down and spread over Connecticut I was worried for my and everyone’s health due to the high pollution in the air.” -Randy Espinal, DHS junior.

“Yeah, it’s been pretty dangerous. I’ve almost become frozen at the bus stop before.”-Max Burrow, DHS junior.

this photo shows a recent snow storm that affected students by having us go back to school too quickly which led to students slipping on dangerous icy roads and getting hurt. (Phoebe Lewis)

 

So overall, it is pretty clear that the school system needs to start paying better attention to its students and the coming weather and its aftereffects. Some ways they could better our safety is by releasing delays earlier rather than waiting till the last minute until it is too late and students have already started walking to school or waiting for the bus. They could also get opinions from students on the weather rather than adults who don’t have to be in or go to school. They could keep a closer watch on weather alerts and warnings from the National Weather Service.

Students need to start speaking up about how the recent worsening weather has affected them so the people in charge are aware of how much danger they put us in sometimes.

Speak up for what you believe is right for everyone!

 

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