All around the world, the effects of climate change can be seen and felt by millions of people — and three Michigan counties were listed as among the rapidly heating regions in the U.S., according to The Washington Post.
Between 1895 and 2018, Benzie County's temperature increased by an alarming 4.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Grand Traverse County's temperature also increased by 4.1 degrees, and Leelanau County's temperature increased by 4 degrees Fahrenheit. Wayne County has increased 2.8 degrees Fahrenheit in that time frame.
Climate change has been something President Donald Trump has also rolled back regulations on; most recently, he reversed Obama-era regulations on coal plants, as well as changed how the Endangered Species Act is applied — effectively limiting the scope and effectiveness of the law.
As the pressure for politicians to do more in regard to climate change mounts, some world leaders seem hesitant to work proactively to reduce the harmful effects of climate change. It is becoming increasingly crucial for people everywhere to take action and do their part to reduce it.
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