When I think of “Earth,” I think of a globe shaped mass of water and dirt that I have little control over. The flaw in this thinking is that earth is not simply a mass, but rather it is a home of people, and my actions do impact the wellbeing of this home. In order to take care of our home, we must ensure that all people in it have the proper tools to actively engage in sustaining it. We must make sure everyone has a stake in the maintenance of this planet because if we do not, eventually we will have nothing left. Trust me, I am typically the one laughing loudest at alarmist statements. Once a friend told me soda causes cancer and I nearly choked on my Sprite because I was cackling so hard. But the urgency of global warming and the deterioration of our planet is no joke. In this battle against climate change, we are currently losing.