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Asked by abby2002 to Mia on 6 Sep 2013.
Keywords: globalwarming, google
Hi @abby2002! Yes! I can help!
The global average temperature has gone up nearly 1 degree Celsius (°C) since 1895. The global average temperature combines the temperatures of all the hot places, all the cold places, and all the places in between. It is a very important measure of changes going on in Earth’s ‘machinery’. A rise of just 1°C on a sunny day where you live has little effect. But over the whole Earth, a rise of 1°C makes a big difference. Just think, normally, water at 0°C is solid ice. But water at 1°C is liquid water.
Even a small rise in Earth’s global temperature means melting ice at the North and South Poles. It means rising seas. It means flooding in some places and drought in others. Those changes mean that some plants and animals thrive, while others might starve. It can mean big changes for humans too. All over the world, these weather changes will affect the kind of crops and plants that can be grown.
And that’s why just a small change in the global temperature is a very big deal.
The problem seems so big, it may be hard for you to imagine that anything you do can really help at all. But you can! Here are some changes you can make in your life to help prevent global warming:
– Plant trees
– Switch every light in your house to an energy-saving bulb
– Reduce, reuse, recycle
– Wear a jumper instead of turning up the heat in your house
– Wear lighter clothing when it’s hot instead of turning on a fan or air-con
– Turn lights, computers and all your chargers off when they’re not in use
– Only do full loads of laundry
– Take shorter showers
– Skip the car ride and use your bike, or walk or take the bus
– Don’t buy bottled water; drink tap water, and filter it if you like
– Eat lower on the food chain (less meat) and eat fewer processed foods
By BRIDGE8 under license from Mangorolla CIC 2017