Without even considering the science around climate change, I have personally observed changes in Indiana’s climate in my family’s 30 years of living in Carmel. Summer days are hotter, resulting in more backyard swimming pools, and winters are interspersed with 50 to 60 degree temperatures, winds are stronger, and not just in tornado season, and populations of bees and other native animals are decreasing.
Even if we put the debate of climate change aside, it makes sense to reduce our use of natural resources to preserve them for future generations. Small actions such as turning off the lights when you leave a room and reusing plastic bags to bigger actions such as installing solar panels or buying a hybrid car will help to make Carmel a viable and special place for our kids and grandkids.
Cindy Muse, Carmel