Climate Change

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.

Sombrero Reef: Fish, Fish & More Fish Phil’s 1stPix via Compfight

Great Barracuda: Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) Florida Keys, USA Phil’s 1stPix via Compfight

So please try and create less gases. Even walking instead of taking a car or bus sometimes can help.

Pollution and Where it Goes!

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┬ávideo 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.

Thank you!

Tsunamis And Earthquakes

A tsunami is pretty much a huge, strong wave of water that can wipe out loads of homes. It can destroy peoples lives.

A tsunami happens when an earthquake beneath the ocean occurs. And that’s exactly why I’m putting earthquakes in the same post.

An earthquake happens when the earth’s many layers of rock aren’t as stable as they usually are. That causes the earth to quake. And that’s obviously where earthquake gets its name.

An earthquake, like a tsunami, can destroy lives and homes. An earthquake would shake down your house if it was strong enough.

That’s all all for earthquakes and tsunamis.

 

 

Cyclone, Hurricane or Typhoon

To start off this post I’ll tell you a fun fact.

Did you know that a cyclone is the same thing as a typhoon and hurricane?

Watch this video to see the affects of a cyclone, typhoon or hurricane.

Cyclones cause a huge mass of devastation around the globe, but like most natural disasters, in some places they can’t form.

I hoped you enjoyed reading this post.

Tornado

A tornado starts when hot and cold air chase each other around. This forms a shape a bit like a whirl pool. So, tornados are made up of hot and cold air.

In some places, people have tornado proof shelters to keep safe, since tornados can destroy hundreds of homes.

Tornados can only start on tropical islands. For example, tornados can’t start in Australia because Australia isn’t a tropical island.

Another name for tornados is twister.

Here are two twisters starting up.

Laura via CompfightDouble Twisters