Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Global Warming Articles

Climate change may be a big problem, but there are many little things we can do to make a difference. If we try, most of us can do our part to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that we put into the atmosphere. Many greenhouse gases come from things we do every day. As we have learned, these greenhouse gases trap energy in the atmosphere and make the Earth warmer. Driving a car or using electricity is not wrong. We just have to be smart about it.Some people use less energy by carpooling. For example, four people can ride together in one car instead of driving four cars to work. Here are some additional ways you can help make the planet a better place!

Learning about the environment is very important. There are many good books that will help you learn. To get started, ask a teacher or a librarian for some suggestions. You also can look at the Links page to find other good web sites with information about the environment and climate change.

Save Electricity
Whenever we use electricity, we help put greenhouse gases into the air. By turning off lights, the television, and the computer when you are through with them, you can help a lot.

Bike, Bus, and Walk
You can save energy by sometimes taking the bus, riding a bike, or walking.

Talk to Your Family and Friends
Talk with your family and friends about climate change. Let them know what you've learned.

Plant Trees
Planting trees is fun and a great way to reduce greenhouse gases. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the air.

Recycle cans, bottles, plastic bags, and newspapers. When you recycle, you send less trash to the landfill and you help save natural resources, like trees, oil, and elements such as aluminum.

Also Ive come to relize that taking action is the learning process. I've learned more by groups, this class, and the actions i have taking. As far as my opinion goes, I pretty well set on the articles, but when it comes to the media, thats where i differ. The media exploits and tries to just blame not fix. I mean thats great that you can find blame and place it. But what good does that do if you can't replace or fix it. Ideas and actions is the way to go. Below are a couple of great sites for information and places to sign up and take action. Also along with many ideas to act upon yourself. Easy as that.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

You agree with those who were pro-global warming? Or are your thoughts similar to mine in that while it's difficult to accept global warming, taking care of the earth should be a priority in our lives, and legislation should be passed to bring those who would destroy the earth into line?