Global Climate Change
By Matthew Noyer
What is Global Warming/Global Climate Change
What is the fundamental cause of these problems?
What are some consequences of global climate change?
One of the most devastating consequences of global climate change is rising sea levels. Since the average temperature on Earth is rising, the polar ice caps are melting faster and faster. All of this extra water is causing sea levels around the world to rise. This is a very large concern because the majority of the world's cities are on or near the coast. Another consequence of global climate change is larger and more powerful storms. Since the atmospheric temperature is rising, it is able to hold more and more water. All this water is allowing storms to grow bigger and more powerful. Global climate change could also have an effect on climate patterns. places that had a surplus of water could now be at a higher risk of drought and vice versa. Yet another consequence is the economy. If you have a maple syrup business, ski resort or any other business that relies on a certain temperature, you could have to move or go out of business altogether.
What actions could a middle schooler take to help reduce their carbon emissions/carbon footprint?
There are many ways that a middle schooler can help reduce his or her carbon footprint. One of these ways is planting your own crops so that fossil fuels are not being burned to get your food transported from a long way away. Another is to simply plant a tree. Both the crops and the tree will suck some carbon dioxide out of the air so that it does not reach the atmosphere. If you wanted to help without getting your hands dirty, you could convert to energy saving lightbulbs or ride your bike instead of taking your car. If you have to drive, you could meet up with some friends and carpool.
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