Target: Mayor of Los Angelos, Eric Garcetti
Goal: Praise the city of Los Angeles for cleaning up the city’s smog and soot.
Scientists have proven that air pollution does destructive things to our bodies. It aggravates our lungs, causing asthma, lung cancer, and other respiratory problems. For decades the city of Los Angeles has tackled this immense problem, and science has shown that improvements have been made. Children are breathing healthier, and that is a positive sign not just for our health, but for our environment. The city of Los Angeles should be congratulated for cleaning the smog and soot in the air.
A study conducted by the University of Southern California found that kids in Southern California are breathing healthier thanks to provisions and regulations made by the city of Los Angeles. Kids in 2015 are breathing better than their 1994 counterparts, which says something about human ingenuity. And not only are kids breathing better, but signs of lung abnormality have dropped dramatically. Regardless of habits or other environmental factors such as smoking, exercising, and diet, all of the kids tested between the years 2007 to 2011 had a healthier respiratory system than children in 1994.
Los Angeles and other parts of California are known for their high amounts of smog thanks to the dense population of human beings and traffic. Los Angeles in particular was known for the haze of smog that clogged the city’s skyline. However, now that air pollutants have dramatically dropped, this sends a bold and positive message to the rest of the world: air pollution can be addressed. Countries such as China and India are suffering under massive amounts of air pollution, and many wonder if the problem can be fixed. If Los Angeles can do it, then other cities can do the same.
Sign this petition and praise the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti for cleaning the city’s air.
Dear Mayor Eric Garcetti,
For decades Los Angeles has been known as a city full of smog and pollution. Many in California joked about the brown cloud that hung over the city, and others were negatively affected by the contaminants hovering in the atmosphere. As you well know, chemicals such as ozone, methane, and other gases are toxic to humans. I am grateful that Los Angeles has cleaned its air, and that these actions are keeping our children healthy.
Your city is pioneering the way towards clean air, and this is especially important for developing countries. China, India, and other nations who have huge populations are currently dealing with this problem, and it is helpful to have a model to base its solutions. I hope your city will continue to keep the air clean for not just humans, but for the animals as well.
[Your Name Here]
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