Hey everyone! My name is Gilbert Vial and I'm a senior forensic chemistry major at York College in York, PA. I grew up in Columbia, Maryland.
Growing up here, we never heard much about Climate Change, most of my science classes were filled with Bill Nye. (Sorry about getting the song stuck in your head!) I didn't have a strong interest in climate change until I started studying chemistry in college. My advisor and professor for my Ethics seminar had us working on different videos to help explain climate change to younger children, students our age and our parents generation. Working with that professor, I had a stronger exposure to different areas of the climate change science, from polar bears, to CO2, and I'm still extremely interested in learning more about climate change and I am so excited for the opportunity to learn more. With that being said I plan on passing on what I learn so that students who didn't have a strong exposure can quickly "catch up" and help to prevent any more damage to our planet.
I really believe it's up to our generation and the coming ones to turn this around. Like I said earlier, Bill Nye was my first exposure to science, here's a video of him explaining climate change with emojis, the critical part is getting younger generations involved early!
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