Earth Hour

March 26, 2011

Saturday March 26th at 08:30 PM marks the annual Earth Hour. At 0830pm (local time) cities around the world will be turning off their lights to stand against climate change! Get together with your family and friends to participate in the earth hour global movement!

For more information check out www.earthhour.org

Greenhouse Gases

December 10, 2008

Greenhouse Gases Research

Scientists in Wisconsin are discovering that increased greenhouse gases are having some unexpected effects.

SourceNational Geographic Video

Effects of Global Warming

Signs are everywhere:
The planet is warming, from North Pole to South Pole, and everywhere in between. Globally, the mercury is already up more than 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius), and even more in sensitive polar regions.

And the effects of rising temperatures aren’t waiting for some far-flung future. They’re happening right now. Signs are appearing all over, and some of them are surprising. The heat is not only melting glaciers and sea ice, it’s also shifting precipitation patterns and setting animals on the move.

Some impacts from increasing temperatures are already happening.

  • Ice is melting worldwide, especially at the Earth’s poles. This includes mountain glaciers, ice sheets covering West Antarctica and Greenland, and Arctic sea ice.
  • Researcher Bill Fraser has tracked the decline of the Adélie penguins on Antarctica, where their numbers have fallen from 32,000 breeding pairs to 11,000 in 30 years.
  • Sea level rise became faster over the last century.
  • Some butterflies, foxes, and alpine plants have moved farther north or to higher, cooler areas.
  • Precipitation (rain and snowfall) has increased across the globe, on average.
  • Spruce bark beetles have boomed in Alaska thanks to 20 years of warm summers. The insects have chewed up 4 million acres of spruce trees.

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Saving Gas?

June 10, 2008

With the exponential rise in gas prices and increase in greenhouse gas emissions, take this Quiz and find out if you are being as earth friendly and pocket friendly as possible:

(( Saving Gas Quiz ))

Mind Map-it.

April 29, 2008

Sharon Genovese, a children’s illustrator, beautifully mapped out what her daughter, Jane Genovese, thought of when it came to global warming and the many dimensions of it. The illustrations are laid out in her book, Global Warming: The Mind Mapper’s Guide to the Science and Solutions.

The book creatively depicts and explains the transition from apathy → getting educated → setting goals of positive change!

And if you’re an academic educator or simply a role model, this is an awesome tool that may be used to get kids involved in learning more about this issue; it is an easy and fun way to learn about such a complex (albeit, seemingly at face-value) and disturbing concern.

Check it out (downloadable, PDF 103 pages) and if you’d like to learn how to mind-map for anything else, check out this link.

“…And say: ‘My Lord, advance me in knowledge.’” [Qur’an 20:114]