By Michelle Houston SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– A new bill was passed by the New York State Senate this morning to help with climate change in New York state. One of the approaches is to cut down on the emission of greenhouse gases.
Naomi Zulcher is an urban forester and she says greenhouse gases are the main thing that should be focused on.
“Greenhouse gases are the primary instigators of climate change and that’s why there is such an interest in reducing greenhouse gases,” said Zulcher.
Zulcher says there are several ways people can help with climate change. She says one thing is that more people can use public transportation to help.
“Cars are a major producer of greenhouse gases. Every car has an exhaust system — what’s coming out of that exhaust system,” said Zulcher.
She also suggests not using an air conditioner during the summer to help save energy. Zulcher says the effects of climate change are seen in the harsh weather.
“The increase number of storms and their severity, and you can look around the United States, the number storms and severity, ” said Zulcher.
But Zulcher says climate change affects our lives as well.
“All of this impacting people’s abilities to live their normal lives,” said Zulcher.
There is no word yet on whether the New York State Assembly passed the bill, but it is expected to pass. But some prominent politicians are showing their support for the bill on Twitter in the meantime.