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  • Dear Lizbeth, 

     I am surprised by your post “Tiny Homes in Tokyo” because many people from Tokyo decide to live there, and they know is not cheap. I think is a good idea to live in a tiny house if you want to save and live near trendy locations.

    One sentence that stood out to me was “Although they are tiny, they are not cheap, with rent…Read More

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    Driverless cars

    In the article "Are Driverless cars a good idea? (Upfront, April 21, 2020) I learned that driverless cars can be a good idea because automation can help reduce crashes inroads. This can be beneficial to many people that need...

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  • Dear Geraldine,

    I am surprised by your post “Women’s right to vote” because women should have the right to vote. And because women ad men are humans and should have the same rights as men. Women deserve the same rights because women fight so much to have the same rights. 

    One sentence that stood out to me was “Women took so long…Read More

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    Climate Emergency

    In the article "A Climate Emergency" (Upfront, May 16, 2022 subscription needed) I learned that a major new report on climate change, released a month earlier, finds that nations need to move away from using fossil fuels much faster...

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    • Dear Patricia,

      Your post made me think about every other source contributing to climate change. Adding on to what you said about fossil fuels which are somewhat naturally made from earth as well as greenhouse gases, in some cases, fossil fuels(synthetically made in labs) and gases are produced by humans every day.
      As you continue to research, I hope you discover a process that is active in slowing down climate change. Also to answer your question, “Do you think is too late to make a change?”, In my opinion maybe it is getting late but the best we can do is slow it down and make some changes in the way we do things when it comes to handling chemicals, gases, and fossil fuels.

      Sincerely,
      Ashley Alvarado

    • Dear Patricia,
      Your post made me think that we need to be more cautious about how we are using fuels as it is one of the most responsible sources. I also learned that human activity is the main cause of this. Something I wonder is what are some alternatives to things we use now.

      Sincerely,
      Ashley Padilla

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    Reduce the use of plastic straws

    In the article, "Should plastic straws be banned?" (Upfront, May 13, 2019 subscription required), I learned that many people throw away millions of plastic straws every day. A lot of that plastic ends up in the ocean and ...

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    • While yes, I agree that single-use straws are inefficient and that reusable straws are objectively better for the environment, consider that it is more than just straws. All types of single-use plastic break down into microplastics polluting our one and only earth. I think we should all move towards bringing our own utensils to places that typically use single-use plastics. It is also simply the more responsible thing to do.

    • Dear Patricia, I was very intrigued by your post “Reduce the use of plastic straws” because I very much agree that the use of straws should be slowed by restaurants, stores, etc, or even just have a reusable one.

      One sentence that stood out to me was “only nine percent of plastic is actually ever recycled”. this stood out to me because we here think that with the little we recycle were doing something good but that’s false, only a very little amount ever does get recycled. meaning we should slow the use of plastic.

      Thank you for writing, I cant wait to hear about what you have to write about next because this post was outstanding, and very easy for me to understand what the main point was.

    • Dear, Patricia, I agreed so much with your post, “Reduce the use of Plastic straws” because straws are very replaceable we should buy eco-friendly straws were they are made from bamboo, glass, silicone, and stainless were it can be reuseable help prevent plastic in our oceans and prevent any animal, especially the ocean. To help protect not only our animals but our environment.

      One sentence that stood out to me was “Plastic straws are so dangerous and we should not use them.” This stood out to me because it is very true I feel like we should be staying away from plastic because it affects the environment where is not only in the ocean but everywhere.

      Question: As people, we are the most responsible we should do better where should discontinue straws and people stop getting straws because clearly, we don’t know how to touse them after.

      Thank you for writing, this post was straightforward I understand what the main point was, this post was very outstanding, and good information that everyone should know of.

    • Dear, Patricia

      I can agree with your post, “Reduce the use of Plastic straws” since straws are a danger to our ocean and we wanna protect it by using less plastic and more Eco-friendly straws that can make our ocean a better place as it will not only help sea life but our environment.

      One sentence that stood out the most to me the most was “Plastic straws can easily be swept into the ocean and break down into microplastic particles. It’s scary how this also affects the water we all drink” this stood out the most because this detail lets us know the dangers of plastic as they bring many issues to our environment.

      Quesion: What would we need to do to make plastic reduce in use is to have limits where plastic should be at as for the cities in the bay area it should be more limited to plastic compared to other towns or cities nowhere near the ocean.

      Thank you for writing his post about this issue “Reduce the use of plastic straws” as it made me learn a lot of what changes we could do to make our world a different place.

    • dear patricia

      I agree with your post Reduce the use of plastic straws since it is a good idea for society and the environment and not do more harm to marine animal.

      one sente what a like is many people throw away millions of plastic straws every day. A lot of that plastic ends up in the ocean and is harmful to the marine animals. Millions of marine animals die each year from plastic waste.

      Thank you for writing this post and so maybe you can get them to see that the use of plastic is bad since it gets too contaminated and as you said too many animals die from this cause.

      orlando

    • Dear Patricia,

      I strongly agree with your post, “Reduce the Use Of Plastic Straws” because single-use of straws are inefficient, therefore, if we were to use reusable ones it would never be a problem for animals to get harmed.

      One sentence that stood out to me the most is, “It can release chemicals to soil, air, and water that are harmful to animals but also the people, plants, and the environment. Plastic straws can easily be swept into the ocean and break down into microplastic particles.” This stood out to me the most because it’s just as easy for it to break down into microplastic particles and can easily damage animals themselves can easily lead to particular species of animals going extinct.

      Thank you for your writing, I will definitely be looking forward to what you will be writing next. It’s important to be informed of information like this because individuals need to eventually stop the use of plastic so we can have a healthier environment.

      Jocelyn

    • Dear Patricia,

       I was very intrigued by your post “Reduce the use of plastic straws” because I very much agree that the use of straws should be limited everywhere we go. Limiting the use of plastic straws can help out the ocean and lower the percentage rate.

      One sentence that stood out to me was ” Only like nine percent of all plastic waste generated over the years has been recycled. It can release chemicals to soil, air, and water that are harmful to animals but also the people, plants, and the environment.” This stood out to me because the percentage rate is extremely low. Its very concerning on how people dont do nothing to help out the ocean.

      Thank you for writing, I cant wait to hear about what you have to write about next because this post was outstanding, and very easy for me to understand what the main point was.

      Milagros Velasco

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