Wednesday, December 9, 2009

GLOBAL WARMING ACTIVITIES

1) What do you know about the following terms? Double click on difficult words.

The Greenhouse Effect: Scientists are sure about the greenhouse effect. They know that greenhouse gases make the Earth warmer by trapping energy in the atmosphere.

Climate Change: Climate is the long-term average of a region's weather events lumped together. For example, it's possible that a winter day in Buffalo, New York, could be sunny and mild, but the average weather – the climate – tells us that Buffalo's winters will mainly be cold and include snow and rain. Climate change represents a change in these long-term weather patterns. They can become warmer or colder. Annual amounts of rainfall or snowfall can increase or decrease.

Global Warming: Global warming refers to an average increase in the Earth's temperature, which in turn causes changes in climate. A warmer Earth may lead to changes in rainfall patterns, a rise in sea level, and a wide range of impacts on plants, wildlife, and humans. When scientists talk about the issue of climate change, their concern is about global warming caused by human activities.
2) Visit www.breathingearth.net to see the this real-time simulation which displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates. At the bottom of this page you can also read about climate change and what we can do to make things better.

3) Play these word games. Think of all the words you know about climate change.

4) Play the Eco-Ego game to see how your everyday choices affect the environment.

5) Now that you are informed about the crisis our planet is going through, which everyday habits are you going to change to help save our home? Leave your comment in pairs under this post.

14 comments:

  1. We should turn off the light.Also we should stop polluting the environment with the cars and use more our bikes or we can go to school on foot.We should put filtres and stop polluting the sea, the rivers and the air that we breathe.

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  2. We can go to our school by bike.We can use filters in the factories.We must throw away products which contain CFCs.We can use our paper bag in the supermarket.We must turn off the light in the morning.We must use electric cars.We should not pollute the sea.

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  3. If I want to help the planet I can go to school by bike or on foot.I also can recycle my waste,turn off the lights and my pc when I don't need them.I can wear warm clothes and don't use too much my air conditioner.We can use hybrid and or electric cars or use buses! These are some good ways to help our planet!

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  4. If want to help the planet I can turn the lights off ,we can go to school on foot or by bike.

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  5. If you want to help your planet you go to your school with your bike or on foot.You can turn off the lights and air conditioners,too.You must also use filters in the factories.You mustn't use plastic bags,you should use bags of paper,then you recycle them.There are a lot of ways to protect your planet.

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  6. We can put filtres in all chimneys so we can save energy in factories and in cars. We can buy new cars [electric or hybrid] too . We must turn off the lights if we do not need them, so the factories do not work so much and not pollute the atmosphere .

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  7. The problem is huge but there is a solution...The earth is our planet and we have to take care of it..Because of that I suggest we should be more careful with what we do!For example, we should turn off all the electric machines in our houses when we don't need them or when we leave our house!We should also do something with our transport!It is a big waste to have buses,trains and metros and not use them!Why should everyone have his own car and damage the environment so much??We should also start recycling because if we recycle the factories won't produce so much CO2....!!!

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  8. we can also do some things to stop global warming. When we want to go somewhere we can go on foot or we can switch the air conditioner off when we leave a place.we can save some energy by using paper bags,use paper instead of plastic and recycle some things in our house...(glass,metal,paper.)We should take care of the environment and the planet because the planet is our huge house...we should love it!!!

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  9. We mustn't use cars a lot and use buses or go on footand use bikes. We should also turn off the iights and not use the air conditioners very much.We should use parer bags and not use plastic bags.And we should take care of our planet so we should not drop litter and recycle paper,plastic,glass etc!

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  10. I am going to stop using the car to go to some places.
    I am also going to stop throwing litter on the ground but I am going to recycle things like paper,glass and aluminium.

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  11. we are going to save energy to save the enviroment.We are going to turn off the lights when they aren't necessary.The enviroment is very important for the Earth and we mustn't pollute it.

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  12. We can use our bikes more than our cars and stop polluting the air with the smoke of factories!

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  13. We aren't going to leave the lights on when we aren't in the rooms.Also we will turn off the aircondition when we don't need it.
    One last thing I would like to add is that we shouldn't leave the water running.

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  14. We're going to use more often the bike, we are going to turn off the lights when we don't need them. We 're going to recycle paper, plastic, glass and aluminium. We are going to save a lot of water and finally, we will tell everyone to do these things, too.(=

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