Climate change and the carbon cycle.
We are learning about climate change and the carbon cycle. Climate change can cause a big effect in millions of peoples lives especially the poorest.
We learned about the greenhouse effect which is a big problem.
The greenhouse effect is when gas levels get too high because of human activities, trapping too much of the suns energy, as heat upsets the natural systems that regulate our climate. Things keep getting hotter and hotter and we start seeing more and more extreme weather and other impacts.
The carbon cycle shows us how fossil fuels are burnt in a factory, then put in the air which causes carbon dioxide. Fossil fuel power plants burn carbon fuels such as coal, oil or gas to generate steam that drives large turbines that produce electricity. However, by burning carbon fuels they produce large amounts of carbon dioxide which causes climate change. Things we can do to prevent climate change are to turn off the lights when not needed, unplug computers, TV's and other electronics when not needed. We also learned that we could eat meat-free meals, grow our own vegetables and fruits and most importantly not waste food. We all found it interesting learning about climate change with Caitríona Cunningham from An Táisce and hopefully we'll be doing these simple things around our home to help keep our planet safe.