Climate change is one of the problems we are facing today. You may not know it, but Earth is heating up.
One of the main problems is the greenhouse gases that man made objects are emitting. We should be focusing on renewable energy sources like solar and wind energy. At this stage we are using things like coal and petrol; things that create greenhouse gases.
2016 has been a record breaking year in temperature. It is the fourth year in a row to be warmer than the previous. In 2016, some places that should have been below freezing have been above. Glaciers are melting and some of Australia’s reefs, like the Great Barrier Reef, are heating up and some of the coral has been dying.
Pollution is destroying our planet and is making our landscape change. I think that people ought to know what is happening. When people drop rubbish, it will blow around in the wind and land on the ground or in rivers. Sometimes, the rubbish will end up in rivers that flow into the ocean where fish and seabirds eat this rubbish, (mostly plastic.) The Pacific Ocean has a special patch that has even been named. This is called The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. There are thousands upon thousands of tons of garbage in this area. Here’s a video to show you about this Patch:
The plastic sand in this video makes you wonder what it would be like to walk on a plastic beach if this patch got too bad. So please try and reduce the amount of waste you are throwing out. Some plastics are recyclable so look for a recycle sign on items. You can look at my post named “How Recycling Helps the World” for further information on recycling.