Do you know anything about climate change? A vox populi



Transcript:

Intro:

Do you know anything about climate change? Whether you know about it or not, NASA confirms that all around the world, the climate is changing. This is affecting people. So, I set out to ask the people of the USM Portland campus how much they knew about the climate change phenomenon.

Actualities:

I honestly don’t know about climate change. I’m not a big science person, which I should know about climate change because it affects my life, but for now, I’m just going to continue not knowing.

Ah, it sucks ass. It’s probably going to destroy us all. Corporations gotta’ have their fair share of everything so that means a little bit of the whole planet at a time until it’s all used up.

I know that it’s real and the Earth’s getting warmer and it’s not just natural it’s also caused by humans.

I don’t know a heck of a lot, but I do know that it has to do with global warming and things have changed in the last ten to fifteen years. And I’ll tell you right now with the population and the pollution and everything that’s going on – it’s a big factor.

…..That it is a controversial thing.….

A lot of it as to do with putting carbon into the air – that’s been going on for a long time, but now, we’ve been putting in increasing amounts into the air that is creating the warming effect – sunlight that comes into the earth reflects off the earth – the water and it stays.

It is terrifying! And very real and happening right now.

…and our average temperature is up .6 degrees since a hundred years ago…

It’s a greenhouse gas so more carbon in the atmosphere, more heat trapped in the atmosphere.

It has to do with the weather and things are affecting our atmosphere and our planet and it’s something we need to pay attention to than what we are.

Outro:

There you have it. Despite that some folks don’t accept climate change, the people I’ve interviewed either knew about it or said that they didn’t know much about it. This is Heather Roberts from the CMS 322 class signing off. Thanks for lending an ear and goodbye for now.


I did this podcast/audio work for a class, but I thought it was fitting to include it here on the website.
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