My take: Climate Change

Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter
Tyler Weaver of Burnt Hills, shares his thoughts on climate change. He is pictured here in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday November 16, 2016.Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter Tyler Weaver of Burnt Hills, shares his thoughts on climate change. He is pictured here in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday November 16, 2016.

By Cady Kuzmich
Gazette Reporter

Clifton Park — Though there is a 97 percent consensus among world scientists that climate change is likely caused by human activity according to NASA, the president-elect of the United States has claimed the phenomenon is a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese. We visited the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library just a week after the election to gauge whether locals believe in climate change and whether they were concerned with the future of the environment under a Trump presidency.

“Do you think human activity is responsible for climate change? Are you at all concerned about the environment given the president-elect’s previous statements on climate change.”

 

Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter Dee Cox of Clifton Park, shares her thoughts on climate change. She is pictured here in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday November 16, 2016.

Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter
Dee Cox of Clifton Park, shares her thoughts on climate change. She is pictured here in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday November 16, 2016.

 

 

“Partly. I often think things are happening that we don’t know. Especially with all the earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes — [nature] is trying to tell us something.”

— Dee Cox of Clifton Park.

 

 

 

 

Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter Tyler Weaver of Burnt Hills, shares his thoughts on climate change. He is pictured here in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday November 16, 2016.

Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter
Tyler Weaver of Burnt Hills, shares his thoughts on climate change. He is pictured here in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday November 16, 2016.

“Since the Industrial Revolution, of course. I don’t see [Trump] as an environmentalist but I didn’t see Clinton as an environmentalist either. Just think of how much pollutants a car puts out.”

— Tyler Weaver of Burnt Hills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter Erika Dunbar-Nielsen of Ballston Spa, shares her thoughts on climate change. She is pictured here in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday November 16, 2016.

Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter
Erika Dunbar-Nielsen of Ballston Spa, shares her thoughts on climate change. She is pictured here in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday November 16, 2016.

“Sure, of course. It’s very scary.”

— Erika Dunbar-Nielsen of Ballston Spa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter Vanessa Mannion of Clifton Park, shares her thoughts on climate change. She is pictured here in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday November 16, 2016.

Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter
Vanessa Mannion of Clifton Park, shares her thoughts on climate change. She is pictured here in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday November 16, 2016.

“Yes. Yeah [I’m concerned].”

–Vanessa Mannion of Clifton Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Yeah. We’re doing better with awareness and sustainability than we were 20 years ago. We’re certainly more aware and that has led to changed behaviour and changed practice. With respect to government policy, Mr. Trump’s actions will speak for themselves.”

–Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote of Ballston Lake

 

 

“Definitely. We will have to wait and see.”

–Dianne Halton of Clifton Park.

 

 

“Yeah. Yeah I am concerned about it.”

— Dan Peczka of Halfmoon.