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Because if you don’t save power/energy, you will consume more energy and increase the number of toxic fumes getting into the air. We want to save power at school and at home. Electricity burns a lot of fossil fuels melting ice, and glaciers. Saving power can reduce pollution and oil consumption. We are hoping that after we leave signs on classrooms doors, people will remember to turn off lights and save power.
Climate change is when the average weather conditions change. Climate change makes the sea levels rise, change in plant growth, less ice/glaciers. Also, climate change is when it is sunny and warm for a very long time and then all of a sudden it changes to wet rain. and the earth absorbs a lot of heat from the sun and then the gases from the atmosphere prevent the heat from being released to space(the greenhouse effect). It’s a change from the normal weather. The climate system is the movement of heat and water around the air, water, and land. The climate system starts with the sun warming up the Earth, which then warms the atmosphere. Climate is the average weather in a place for a long period of time. Many things combine to create the climate of a place. Like how much sunshine it gets, how close to the equator it is, how high it is, and how close to the sea. Approximately 62.9% of electricity comes from burning fossil fuels.
Climate change affects B.C by changing the weather pattern creating floods because there's a lot of rain. Also, climate change affects every aspect of our lives. When it is raining it puts pressure on the roads and sewer systems. The average rainfall is expected to increase from 2% to 12% by 2050. The temperature in B.C now has increased by 1.1℃ in the summer and in the winter temperature has changed to 2.1 ℃ in the past century. Also, up to 70% of glaciers may have to disappear by 2100 and that's a lot of water that will be in the lakes and oceans. They have committed to reducing greenhouse gasses up to 40% below 2007 levels of 2030. The province is working towards where buildings and new vehicles produce no gas at all. In B.C temperatures are rising and lowering like crazy.
We are planning to bring awareness to save power, by making posters and announcements to encourage students and staff to save power. We are planning to save power at home, schools. We will see which classes have their lights when the class isn’t in use. We are going to be tallying most of the classes at Abby, at lunch to see what classes use their lights when the class isn’t in use and remind them by putting a little poster of a lightbulb on their door saying to turn their lights off, and then we will come back in a week to see if they have been turning off their lights. The posters and announcements will be an extra reminder to encourage others to save power. We are doing this because the more power we use the more fossil fuels we burn (oils, gases, etc) forming more carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that we release, by using lots of power. This traps more heat in the atmosphere creating global warming and climate change. And we would like to change that.
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We learned that most classes do turn off their lights when they leave the classroom at lunch. We also learnt what happens if you don’t save power/energy, because we didn’t know the effects it had on the environment before this project. We learnt that electricity burns a lot of fossil fuels melting ice and glaciers.
Yes, because before when we tallied how many classes had lights on or off 3 out of 7 had their lights on and the next day 2 out of 7 had their lights on. So if we continued doing this for every grade/class then less and less classes would have their lights on, saving more power. Reducing the amount of fossil fuels burning so less ice and glaciers melt. Saving power also decreases the amount of pollution and oil consumption, helping our environment. And about 62.9% of electricity comes from burning fossil fuels. If you consume less power you are reducing the amount of toxic fumes released by power plants, it conserves the Earth's natural resources and it protects the ecosystems from destruction, when we do these we contribute to a happy and healthier environment and not hurt the world in any way.
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Book: climate change by Rebecca Hunter