CLIMATE CHANGE PROJECT -
Q1. How can I build on prior learning to connect to new ideas?
Earlier we defined climate change and what we think of it as a concept, the shared definition of climate change is something we can research and learn more about. Climate change is the change in average conditions such as temperature and rainfall in a region over a long period of time. I believe climate change to be the changes in the weather we observe from time to time. Causes of climate change ● Burning coal, oil and gas produces carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide. ● Cutting down forests (deforestation) ● Increasing livestock farming.
Q2. How is climate change affecting your local community? Effect on plants Increase in CO2 concentration due to climate change, changes the way plants photosynthesise. Effect on animals Climate change causes a few animals, birdlife, and endangered species to go extinct. Effect on weather patterns Weather events such as heatwaves and large storms might become more frequent due to climate change. Effect on human lifestyle Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter.
Q3. How can accessing multiple perspectives provide a new direction for action?
It is important to look at topics from multiple perspectives so that we are able to see the whole picture, which better enables us to find the root cause of the problem and discover a solution that takes the needs and feelings of everyone involved into consideration. Climate change is an extensive problem and tackling it through different strategies can help us reach the broader goal in a much more efficient way.