Global Warming, a Global Warning

By Lauren Cooper

Root Causes of Climate Change

Climate Change:

The change in weather patterns that last for a certain period of time

What are the biggest contributors of climate change?

  1. Greenhouse Gases
  2. Land use/change in land use
  3. Increase of CO2 in the atmosphere

What do these causes really mean?

  1. A greenhouse gas is any gaseous mixture within the atmosphere that is able to absorb infrared radiation by holding that heat in the atmosphere.
  2. Land use and the change in land use is the way that the human race is performing in activities that alter that natural state of the Earth e.g. cutting down trees
  3. The increase of CO2 is caused by the burning of fossil fuels

10 easy ways that WE can help to reduce Global Warming

  1. Let your voice be heard by members of your community, and educate those people on the repercussions of their everyday activities
  2. Use energy-saving appliances, or use less heat and air-conditioning
  3. Limit pollution
  4. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  5. Buy energy efficient products (e.g. hybrid cars)
  6. Plant a tree (trees absorb CO2)
  7. Turn "off" appliances that are not in use
  8. Learn how to reduce your town or cities carbon footprint
  9. Find and support reliable organizations that work to make the world a better place
  10. Raise money to stop Global Warming, and donate that money to an organization