After reading the article “Environment: Don’t Hold Your Breath
” [News, Dec. 14, 2012] I was both hopeful and disappointed, but mostly disappointed. I was hopeful that new policies in regards to the environment and ocean can make a positive change and help prevent the Earth from further damage. However, I was greatly disappointed that there are only a few people trying to pass new policies in order to protect our environment. Including various ways to help save the environment in more articles – such as how to reduce our carbon footprint by using public transportation and recycling – will help people understand that they can be of help. I strongly believe it is important to raise public awareness on the issue of environmental damage. People need to see the damage we do to our environment and understand that each person can make a difference, whether it is big or small.