What is climate change?
Climate change is a change in the weather patterns on Earth. This has to do with the increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere produced by the use of fossil fuels. Climate change has been the most significant in the last 100 years because humans are starting to notice some effects it has on us.
Some effects include:
- increase in droughts
- less fresh water
- less agriculture
- rise in sea levels
- bigger storms
- colder winters and warmer summers
How to use less carbon
- using fuel made from vegetables instead of oil
- new energy technologies that don't burn oil like wind and solar energy
- make cars that go further on a gallon of gas so they burn less gasoline
- Tax people on how much carbon they use. For example taxing people whenever they drive their car
- creating laws for businesses and homes to control the amount of carbon their releasing
Effects on the enviroment
How Climate change can be seen in a new perspective
Some statements may include
- ¨It`s not bad¨
- ¨Antarctica is gaining ice¨
- ¨Hurricanes are not linked to global warming¨
- ¨CO2 is not a pollutant¨
- ¨CO2 is plant food¨
As we researched this topic we found out that none of these statements were actually true.
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