Friday, November 25, 2016

Chloe and Theo: Global Warming

I simply love this movie. It is thought-provoking and informative. Don't miss it.

The term ‘Global Warming’ refers to the rising temperature of the earth due to an increased amount of greenhouse gases. The scientific community as a whole has determined through all research that global warming is a problem caused by human influence. The burning of fossil fuels emits greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. These gases trap the heat from the sun and cause the temperature of our planet to rise. This warming of the globe could potentially alter sea level, crop yield and rain fall, and could increase the intensity and frequency of natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and droughts.

Work in groups:

1. Are you concerned about Global Warming? Ho will your city be affected by it?

2. Do you think it should be a world's top priority? Explain it.

3. How do you think global warming affects Eskimos? Think about concrete possibilities. What will the consequences in their everyday life.

4. Read the information below. Here you will see the consequences of global warming in their lives. Then watch the movie segment and see if you identify any of the problems presented.

Adapted from the essential site GreenFacts. Get informed by reading it.
  • The weather seems unstable and less predictable by traditional methods.
  • Snow quality and characteristics are changing.
  • There is more rain in winter.
  • Seasonal weather patterns are changing.
  • Water levels in many lakes are dropping.
  • Species not seen before are now appearing in the Arctic.
  • Sea ice is declining, and its quality and timing are changing.
  • Climate change is strongly affecting people in many communities, in some cases, threatening their cultural survival.


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