Week 7 Activity 1: What is Climate Change?

Rising ocean levels. Whole species going extinct. Destruction of the environment. You may have heard about something called climate change, but what exactly is it? Well, today you’re going to find out.

Climate change is the effects of global warming (the warming of the planet) such as shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, ice melting and changes in the times flowers and plants bloom. All of these things will heavily affect future generations and the planet.

Does this sound that bad to you? Well, if the answer is no, I’m afraid that you’re very wrong. Climate change will cause intense heatwaves, regular wildfires and an increase in the intensity of tropical storms. This will cause havoc in places that are already affected by these types of natural disasters. Different places will be affected differently by climate change, but it will vastly change our planet. Changes have already been occurring! For example, Western Australia has experience a decrease in rainfall since the 70s and Greenland’s ice is melting. Scientists predict that global temperatures will rise for decades, so if we don’t do something about climate change soon, our planet will be greatly changed.

It’s not just humans who are going to be affected, it’s animals and plants as well! It is predicted that unless we stop or reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, a quarter of animals and plants could go extinct. Climate change would also affect what time of the year birds lay their eggs at and mammals would come out of hibernation earlier. It would also affect animals who migrate as their migration paths can be destroyed by humans and the effects of other animals and plants dying off. Many animals’ habitats would become uninhabitable because of environmental change (ice melting, loss of plant or animal species, pollution, deforestation etc.). Some animals may not be able to migrate fast enough or adapt to new climates which would cause entire species to die out.

Hopefully you’ve learnt something new about climate change from this post. If you’re wondering “What evidence is there to support climate change?” or “How can we help to stop and/or prevent climate change?” Click here to find out the evidence and click here to find out how to prevent or stop climate change.

Pictures:

Picture 1 from Pixabay

Picture 2 from Flickr

Websites that I used:

Climate Change

https://climate.nasa.gov/

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/highlights/regions/hawaii

http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/campaigns/climate-energy/problems/impacts/habitat-loss-and-species-extinction/

http://www.climateandweather.net/global-warming/climate-change-and-animals.html

26 thoughts on “Week 7 Activity 1: What is Climate Change?

  • Posted on 27/11/2017 at 5:58 AM

    Another excellent blog post Emma. Congratulations on all your hard work.

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  • Posted on 28/11/2017 at 4:43 AM

    Emma, this blog post is really powerful because it makes you realize how much climate change really affects us. I like how you didn’t just talk about the effects it has on humans but on the other living creatures around us. Check out my blog. http://sgely92d.edublogs.org/

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    • Posted on 01/12/2017 at 6:15 AM

      Hi,

      Thanks for your feedback and comment. I will check out your blog when I have the time.

      From Emma

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  • Posted on 28/11/2017 at 4:48 AM

    Hey Emma,

    I enjoyed learning about climate change from your blog. You did some great research and had awesome details!! You also did a super good job including examples.I had no idea about how important climate change is. I also LOVE the picture you included at the top. Great job!
    Here is the link to my blog if you want to check it out: http://mbauldree92d.edublogs.org/

    -Matthew

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    • Posted on 01/12/2017 at 6:17 AM

      Hi Matthew,

      Thanks for your comment. It’s great to know that my post spread awareness about climate change. I will check out your blog when I have the time.

      From Emma

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  • Posted on 28/11/2017 at 8:47 AM

    Hello Emma! My name is Emma as well. I am glad that you chose climate change for this week’s challenge. I personally think that climate change is a major issue. I don’t know about you, but it upsets me when people say that climate change is not real. Where did you get your visitors widget? If you have time check out my blog http://emmatheweathergirl.edublogs.org/
    Best regards, Emma.

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    • Posted on 02/12/2017 at 2:38 PM

      Hi Emma,

      I got my visitors widget from flagcounter.com. It also upsets me when people say Climate Change isn’t real. I will check out your blog when I have the time.

      From Emma

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    • Posted on 02/12/2017 at 2:36 PM

      Hi Anusha,

      Thanks for choosing my post for Week 8! I will check it out when I have the time.

      From Emma

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  • Posted on 29/11/2017 at 4:34 AM

    Hi, my name is Ian. I really like your post about Climate Change and all the statistics you have if we don’t help stop Climate Change. I have a question for you. What other animals will be affected other than the polar bear? Please check out my blog http://imson92d.edublogs.org/ where I have a post similar to yours, but it’s about endangered animals.

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    • Posted on 02/12/2017 at 2:35 PM

      Hi Ian,

      There are lots of animals that are endangered because of Climate Change, including the Monarch Butterfly, Green Sea Turtle and the Snow Leopard. I will check out your blog when I have the time.

      From Emma

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  • Posted on 29/11/2017 at 5:11 AM

    This is a very interesting and informative post. I love the beginning. Well done!

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  • Posted on 30/11/2017 at 12:20 AM

    Dear Emma
    After having read your blog, I’m thinking more about the impacts of climate change in the world. I really enjoyed it and I think that the blog was extremely well written. Overall, this was a great blog and I enjoyed reading it.
    Sincerely,
    Amir

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    • Posted on 02/12/2017 at 2:28 PM

      Hi Amir,

      Thanks for your comment and feedback. It’s great to know that my post spread awareness about climate change.

      From Emma

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  • Posted on 30/11/2017 at 6:48 AM

    I love your blog post Emma. My name is Vanessa , and I love that you like to learn about climate change. I also think Climate Change is bad too. It affects people in so many ways!
    Come visit my blog at: http://vjada92d.edublogs.org/

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    • Posted on 02/12/2017 at 2:27 PM

      Hi Vanessa,

      Thanks for your comment. I am very interested in the environment and protecting it, so that’s why I decided to do it for my blog post. I will visit your blog when I have the time.

      From Emma

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  • Posted on 30/11/2017 at 10:03 AM

    Emma,

    I think that was a great and descriptive post. I think anyone that reads this will learn something. Great job!

    Please visit my blog at http://akhig92d.edublogs.org/

    Ainsley

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    • Posted on 02/12/2017 at 2:25 PM

      Hi Ainsley,

      Thanks for your comment and feedback. I will visit your blog when I have the time.

      From Emma

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  • Posted on 01/12/2017 at 1:09 AM

    Hi Emma,

    I agree with this.

    From Garrett

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    • Posted on 02/12/2017 at 2:24 PM

      Hi Garrett,

      Thanks for your comment.

      From Emma

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  • Posted on 01/12/2017 at 8:00 AM

    Hi Emma,

    I love this blog post. I did not realize that a quarter of the animals and plants could be at risk. This definitely motivates me to help the world so these bad things don’t happen.

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  • Posted on 01/12/2017 at 4:00 PM

    Hi Emma!

    I loved this post! It was so interesting and detailed, so now I really know what Climate Change is. Coincidentally, I actually wrote a post about the effects of Climate Change last week. Come check it out at
    http://hongwanjimissionschool.edublogs.org

    – Naho

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    • Posted on 02/12/2017 at 2:14 PM

      Hi Naho,

      Thanks for your comment! I also wrote a post about the effects of Climate Change too! I will check out your blog when I have the time.

      From Emma

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  • Posted on 02/12/2017 at 6:33 AM

    Hello Emma,

    During SBC Week 7, I saw the option of doing Global Warming, and I did it. The only difference in mine is that I talk about what is causing Global Warming. What I said can cause Global Warming is pretty much anything that can cause smoke, which would be cars and fires – even factories. Even though that we are used to this, it is adding to the pollution in the atmosphere. That pollution causes what we call Global Warming. What would happen is that the atmosphere traps the sunlight making it exponentially more warmer. Check out the blog post that I have made relating to the fact of Global Warming.

    Link to Blog https://kidblog.org/class/baderbunch6-2/posts?author=8rm3plbvg32h3ai1ct7a86k2n

    From Stephen.R

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    • Posted on 02/12/2017 at 2:12 PM

      Hi Stephen,

      It’s interesting to know that you chose to do Global Warming. Did you know that Global Warming causes Climate Change? I will check out your blog when I have the time.

      From Emma

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