Is the climate of the whole Earth really changing?
Yes! Earth has been getting warmer—and fast.
Climate is the big picture of temperatures, rainfall, wind and other conditions. For an example, the climate in southern California has a dry climate. So climate change means that the climate is changing.
But do we care if Earth is getting warmer?
Yes, we care!
Everything that happens here affects something over there. Scientists have discovered that humans are causing this warming. The warming has been made from pollution, heat and energy. Lots of things have been changing: glaciers that are melting which are bad for polar bears and other animals who live in the artic, temperatures that are rising, storms and floods are more vicious and extreme and causing loads of damage. It’s even affecting our wildlife as insects are coming out earlier, and flowers are blooming earlier too. In some places bears have even stopped hibernating and birds are laying eggs way before they’re meant to. Those are some serious changes that we’re seeing. These changes are due to Global Warming.
Global warming expands land and water and it also ice melt in very cold places around the world. The massive amount of ice has been melted and turned into water and this will turn to major floods. Natural habitats where animals live can change, like penguins and polar bears. How would they survive in a place that no longer has no ice? The same goes for animals and plants that live in hotter places.
How can we help?
- Save water - it takes a lot of energy to pump, heat, and treat your water. So take shorter showers, turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.
- Actually eat the food you buy and make less of it meat - If you’re wasting less food, you’re likely cutting down on energy.
- Buy better bulbs - LED lightbulbs use up to 80 percent less energy.
- Use public transport - It will reduce pollution and gas.