Climate Change – what we can do

Climate change

The Green Committee has been encouraging classes to consider the environment in a special way this week while many world leaders are in Paris discussing Climate change. Classes were asked to do some small action to show their concern. These girls volunteered to pick up litter. Well done Kate, Aml, Colleen and Ruby.

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Neriah, Dearbhla and Hannah were also among the volunteers who picked up litter in our yard; – great work girls!

Our world is always changing. Look out your window long enough, and you might see the weather change. Look even longer, and you’ll see the seasons change. The Earth’s climate is changing, too, but in ways that you can’t easily see.

The Earth is getting warmer because people are adding heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere, mainly by burning fossil fuels. These gases are called greenhouse gases. Warmer temperatures are causing other changes around the world, such as melting glaciers and stronger storms. These changes are happening because the Earth’s air, water, and land are all linked to the climate. The Earth’s climate has changed before, but this time is different. People are causing these changes, which are bigger and happening faster than any climate changes that modern society has ever seen before.

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