Climate change and the disastrous impact.

In burnet News Club today we researched climate change. One of our activities was to imagine our points of view of climate change as different people: A world leader, a child in bangladesh, scientist and finally a student protester. We aggreed that a world leader would not necessarily care about our environment but more about the money. Firstly, Coal (a fossil fuel) farms are cheaper than wind farm so a world leader normally thinks of the cheaper option; Coal is a non-renewable energy this means that eventually it will run out however wind is renewable so it will not run out.

Then we had to think about a child in bangladesh. We watched a short clip about it, Bangladesh is quite a poor country so they don't really impact climate change. The main polluters of the earth is China(10,357 mtCO2 emitted per year) and all of this ends up affecting Bangledesh. Bangledesh is quite common for there storms but recently they have become rather horrific. In the video a young girl explained how she saw out of her window the sea rapid;y disappearing then suddenly shooting back so she went and took cover at her aunt's. Now all that remains of her house is rubble.

Scientists have known for quite a while now that our atmosphere is heating up from emmision from fossil fuels however we haven't been listening. In 2016, the earth’s surface temperature was around 0.94 Celsius degrees warmer than the 20th century average. In the last few years, global temperatures have been consistently among the hottest on record.

Finally a student campaigner. They are not allowed to vote as they are not old enough yet so all we can do is protest. People need to realise that in the next 12 years climate change will be irreversable so we're running out of time. We want our children and grandchildren to grow and live a happy and healthy life breathing fresh, clean air and we don't want them breathing in toxic fumes

Thankyou

Comments (4)

  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
    06 Jun 2019

    Great job describing the activity and sharing your thoughts!

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  • Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg unique_strawberry | Phoenix Primary School
    07 Jun 2019

    I agree with what you have commented in your post.but there are other causes of our planet turning hot.therefore. My table were scientist and we said we should start looking for a new planet that has life on for us to live incase our one dies out

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg busy_song | Michael Faraday School
    26 Jun 2019

    My views if I was a world leader, a child in Bangladesh, a scientist and a student protester would be extremely different for each and every person since their personality and how popular, rich or how powerful they are has changed.

    If I were a common world leader such as Donald Trump, I would act irresponsibly to Climate Change. Even though I am educated about Climate Change and in my mind, given two options that I could either keep polluting or use alternative and environmentally friendly methods, I would be thinking that I would still be polluting. If I were to make a thought bubble of what I thought inside my mind, I would just be thinking: “The effect of Climate Change would never even reach my lifetime! What is the point of wasting my money on Solar panels, a Wind farm or a Water reservoir and a turbine tank when I could just keep doing my business with other countries like I have done before?” The reason I would think this is that I would think how much it would cost to build it, not how much money on energy and the expenses of the resources that would be take off.

    If I were a child in Bangladesh, I would act irresponsibly. The reason that I would do that is because I would not have known about Climate Change since I am only an uneducated child, who cannot afford to go to school. If I were to make a thought bubble of what I thought inside my mind, I would just be thinking: “What is Climate Change that people are just talking about? Why do we have to cut down on how much carbon dioxide that we produce?” An uneducated child from a poor country would be unsure of what Climate Change even is and they would not be able to act responsibly such as throwing plastics, litter everywhere and not doing anything to stop Climate Change.

    If I were a scientist, I would act responsibly. The reason why is because I am a well-educated scientist that has studied Climate Change and has actual evidence and scientific statistics, which shows that Climate Change is a potential threat to the world and that we need to act fast, in order to save it. If I were to make a thought bubble of what I thought inside my mind, I would just be thinking: “Why is nobody doing anything about Climate Change! It is something that has been causing catastrophe! We need to act fast! Don’t these famous world leaders ever listen about the devastating impacts that could happen?” I believe that scientists would be the people that are most concerned and worried about Climate Change but at the same time, annoyed since all the powerful leaders are doing nothing about it.

    If I were a student protester, I would act responsibly. The reason behind this is that if it was Climate Change that is going to affect my life in the future (since I am young), I would want to stand up to be able to live as long as the elderly today have lived and to have a more cleaner world that will last for longer. If I were to make a thought bubble of what I thought inside my mind, I would just be thinking: “Me and my former colleagues have to fight for Global Warming! We are sick and tired of seeing our wonderful world being polluted and this could have a massive impact on our future! The next generation might only be able to live for a few years and the reason would be Climate Change and Global Warming!”

    Another thing to consider is that they could act responsibly or irresponsibly depending on their personality (and no matter what their popularity, wealth and power is), there could still be still possible outcomes of whether they could act irresponsibly or responsibly to Climate Change.

    An example of this is that I could act in two different ways if I was a World Leader. Because of my personality, what I have learnt and how I have been brought up, I could think in two different ways. If I were a World leader who wanted to act responsibly, I would say: “Other leaders have always wanted to be the people who want to act irresponsibly towards Climate Change however, I want to be the first to act sensibly towards it and I’m going to do the best I can to reduce it”
    Another example of this is that I could act in two different ways if I was a scientist. Because of my personality, what I have learnt and how I have been brought up, if I were a scientist who wanted to act irresponsibly, I would say: “Not all the facts and evidence show that we have been causing Climate Change and I am simply not interested about it since I am sceptical about this”

    My final example of this is that I could act in two different ways if I was a student protester. Because of my personality, what I have learnt and how I have been brought up, If I was a student protester who wanted to act irresponsibly, I would say: “Every student seems like people who would want to stop Climate Change but I just thing that it is something that is stopping people from manufacturing and doing what they would really like to achieve in their careers”

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  • Ravenscroft-logo-250x250.jpg magical_crab | Ravenscroft Primary School
    29 Jun 2019

    my opinion is that climate change is wrong. The next generation might only be able to live for a few years and the reason would be Climate Change and Global Warming!”

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