Venus is often called Earth’s twin, because of their similar sizes and locations relative to the Sun. However, there is a big thing that makes Venus very different from Earth: its atmosphere. Venus’s atmosphere is 96% carbon dioxide, while Earth’s is only 0.04%. This chemical composition causes such intense greenhouse effects that Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system, even though Mercury is closer to the Sun. At a whopping 880 degrees Fahrenheit, scientists fear that Venus is giving us a glimpse of our future. Like Venus, Earth’s atmosphere will continue to warm up, evaporate oceans, and trap more heat. With climate change looming over our heads, it is important to keep Venus in our minds. People would likely regret not taking the appropriate measures when our atmosphere turns into a hot, heavy blanket sooner than it needs to. I’d prefer a blue sky to an orange one any day.