09 January 2008

Our Planet

Our planet is in very seriously problems because we are ¡¡¡destroying it!!! Probably now, we can't save the mother earth but we can try something to help the planet where we live .Earth is dying by a few of reasons like greenhouse effect or deforestation.

Greenhouse effect

The greenhouse effect is the rise in temperature that the Earth experiences because certain gases in the atmosphere (carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane,etc) trap energy from the sun.The greenhouse effect is important. Without the greenhouse effect, the Earth would not be warm enough for humans to live. But if the greenhouse effect becomes stronger, it could make the Earth warmer than usual.

But not confuse greenhouse effect with global warming 'cause at the greenhouse effect the humans prejudice the earth and the global warming it's a consequence of this.

Global Warming

Global warming refers to the increase of the temperature of the earth and the oceans.If the earth will be hotter it can makes changes in rainfall patterns, a increase of the sea level,and can change our kind of life.

Deforestation and extintion of species

It's the process of disappearance of the forest made by humans. During the last years it has increased by the construction development.

The extintion of species is a very seious problem because every day ten species of animals or vegetables disappear.This is also a consequence of the egoism and the effort to exploit the raw matter and destroy the habitat of animals

13 Things we can do to Help our Planet
1.Turn off lights.
2.Turn off other electric things, like TVs, stereos, and radios when not in use.
3.Use rechargable batteries.
4.Do things manually instead of electrically, like open cans by hand.
5.Use fans instead of air conditioners.
6.In winter, wear a sweater instead of turning up your thermostat.
7.Insulate your home so you won't be cold in winter.
8.Use less hot water.
9.Whenever possible, use a bus or subway, or ride your bike or walk.
10.Use recycled paper and/or recycle it. Reuse old papers.
13.Buy recycled products.

-Text: Wikipedia and my personal opinion
-Image: Google Images
-Video: Youtube