Sunday, 24 May 2015

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Between 15 to 20% of the large nature reserves in southern reserves in southern Africa would experience a change in biome or habitat type under different climate change scenarios 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Monday, 18 May 2015

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Today's Fact

Today's Astonishing Fact:
200,000 mobile phones are thrown away every year. It's better to give them to charities which dispose of them properly and recycle them

Monday, 11 May 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Today's Astonishing Fact:
CO2 levels in the atmosphere were the highest they have ever been in the history of the Earth in March 2015

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Today's Astonishing Fact:
50% of the world's trees have been cut down in the past 200 years

One Good Idea

I apologise for my absence over the past few days, our campaign, of which this blog was a key element, was entered into the 1 good idea competition. I'm delighted to tell you that we won the junior category of that competition. With this said, the blog will continue into the foreseeable future

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Astonishing Fact

Today's Astonishing Fact:
The CO2 concentration change in the last century would have normally taken 10-20 thousand years

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Even things as simple as turning off a light bulb when you leave the room or switching off an appliance at the plug

Today's Astonishing Fact:
For every unit of electrity we use, we put 3/4 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere

Monday, 4 May 2015

Astonishing Fact

Oil used in home heating is one of the biggest contributors to our carbon footprint in our daily lives

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Per gallon of home heating oil there is 10.15 kg of CO2 put into the atmosphere

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Today's Fact

Our paper needs are fueled by rain forests and forests around the world. Millions of Trees are cut down yearly for paper

Today's Astonishing Fact:
The Amazon Rainforest is cut down at a rate of 40 football fields a minute

Dear Future Generations

I've posted this link before, but this is one of the best YouTube videos I've seen on climate change and it deserves a second share
A singer songwriter on YouTube called PrinceEA recently traveled to Africa, where he witnessed forests being cut down at an astonishing rate. This inspired him to write a song about it, looking back at now a days and what we could have done to stop global warming while we had the chance. He talks directly to Future Generations about how he's sorry for polluting the earth so badly. If you would like to view his YouTube song click here

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

The food we eat is transported by air, water and ground. The amount of Carbon Dioxide put into the atmosphere by the transport of our food is known as food miles

Today's Astonishing Fact:
An average person's diet puts 7kg of CO2 into the atmosphere daily

Friday, 1 May 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

One of the best tips we can give is to try and cycle or walk whenever possible. Cars run on fossil fuels which put more and more CO2 into the atmosphere

Today's Astonishing Fact:
For every litre of petrol you use you put 2 kilograms of CO2 into the atmosphere

Energy Saving Compressed Cans

When buying deodorant look out for the compressed ring around the can. You get the same value for money but less packaging and aluminium has been used in making the can. This means less damage is being done to our Earth

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Astonishing Fact:

Since the industrial revolution, we have created trains, planes and automobiles all of which run on fossil fuels which further worsens our problem

Today's Astonishing Fact
More than half of all CO2 emissions during the existence of the human race have been put into the atmosphere since 1750

Our Art Competition

Congratulations to all who took part in our hugely successful art competition. Here are just a few of the many brilliant entrys

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Sadly, as the temperature rises diseases spread further and further across the world. One of the diseases spreading most due to global warming is malaria which causes half a million deaths worldwide

Today's Astonishing Fact:
By the year 2050, up to one million additional deaths from malaria may be occurring annually as a result of climate change

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Today's Fact

As the temperature increases, food prices will increase too due to extra difficulty in livestock farming, crop farming and distilling

Today's Astonishing Fact:
According to a recent report by Oxfam, climate change could push food prices by 50-60 percent more by 2030

We Are Now On Twitter!

The more ways we can get our message across, the more people we can help to change the future. To try and continue getting our message across on social media we have signed up for twitter. If you want to follow us or just view or page click here

Monday, 27 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Earthquakes are another product believed to come from global warming and climate change, as was put forward by a recent scientific paper

Today's Astonishing Fact:
It is estimated that there are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year. 100,000 of those can be felt, and 100 of them cause damage. Most of these are believed to be caused by climate change and other human activities

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Reduce the number of miles you drive by walking, biking, carpooling or taking mass transit wherever possible

Today's Astonishing Fact:Avoiding just 10 miles of driving every week would eliminate about 500 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year!

This week's Puzzle

Unscramble the letters to fill in the blanks
Then use the circled letters to reveal a message

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Forests play a critical role in global warming: they store carbon. When
forests are burned or cut down, their stored carbon is release into the
atmosphere 

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Dsforestation now accounts for about 20% of carbon dioxide
emissions each year

Quiz Yourself

If you have kept yourself informed on the topics of global warming and climate change why not test yourself at:
National Geographic's Quiz
Fact Monster's Quiz
NASA's Quiz

Today's Fact

Always think and ask, do I really need this? This is a great way to reduce your consumption

Today's Astonishing Fact:
If everyone lived like the average American person we would need 5 planets to sustain ourselves

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Buy local. You support your community and reduce your food miles

Today's Astonishing Fact:
The average meal travels 1,200 miles from the farm to your plate.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

It is vital that you dispose of plastic properly as plastic packaging can kill animals and also pollutes rivers, lakes and oceans

Today's Astonishing Fact:

We dump 19.4 billion pounds of plastic into the ocean every year

Earth Day 2015

Just a reminder, today is Earth Day and it is being celebrated all across the world. Google have made an Earth Day quiz, and so have many other sites. There are also many other things happening all over the Web so if you want to find our more about Earth Day and what it is, click here

Today's Astonishing Fact

Consider getting a composter, they mean that there is less waste coming from your home and, if you have a garden, it provides you with a reliable supply of compost

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Around 5% of the greenhouse gas emissions through the methane is released by decomposing bio-degradable waste

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Dear Future Generations

A singer songwriter on youtube called PrinceEA recently traveled to Africa, where he witnessed forests being cut down at an astonishing rate. This inspired him to write a song about it, looking back at now a days and what we could have done to stop global warming while we had the chance. He talks directly to Future Generations about how he's sorry for polluting the earth so badly. If you would like to view his YouTube song click here

Monday, 20 April 2015

Today's Fact

Close windows and doors when you have the heating on

Today's Astonishing Fact:
If you leave a small opening all
day long, the energy needed to keep it warm inside during six cold months (10ºC or less outside
temperature) would result in almost 1 ton of CO2 emissions.

An Interesting Preservation Story

A Swedish millionaire bought 400,000 acres of rainforest for the sole reason of preservation. He payed a total of $14,000,000 USD ($35 USD
an acre if you were wondering)
If you would like more on this story click here

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Today's Fact

Cloth bags save 22,000 plastic bags in one year. Paper bags are not any better. Reuse a cloth bag instead of buying plastic or paper bags.

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Approximately 14 million tress are cut down each year for paper bags

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Everything we use has been collected, processed, packaged and transported. By recycling we half the power used for these processes

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Recycling a single glass bottle will save enough energy to power a light bulb for four hours

This Week's.... Puzzle?

From this point onwards, instead of posting a cartoon on a weekly basis, it will be a puzzle of some sort
Here's the first puzzle

Friday, 17 April 2015

Today's Fact

The things that happen far away can often affect things closer to home and vice versa. For example Ireland's waste can cause acid rain in Sweden and Norway, and the rare woods we use in decoration and furniture mean that trees millions of kilometres away are cut down at an astonishing rate

Today's Astonishing Fact:
At least 50 million acres of rainforest are lost every year, totaling an area the size of THREE Irelands 

Recycling Project Ideas

Recycling is not just about putting recyclable items in the right bin. Reusing items for a different purpose is excellent for saving the planet for some creative ideas click here

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

The amount of plastic humans consume is a major factor in global warming. It is vital that you dispose of shopping bags and other plastic packaging appropriately

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Only 1% of plastic shopping bags are recycled

Global Warming in 5 Mainstream Foreign Languages

"Globale erwärmung"- German
"Réchauffement de la planète"- French"
"Quánqiú nuǎn huà"-Chinese
"Calentamiento global"-Spanish
"Aquecimento global"-Portuguese

Today's Fact

Unnecessary cutting down of the rain forest has meant that there are animals with no habitat, the loss of hundreds of species and the loss of more valuable trees

Today's Astonishing Fact:
At least 50 million acres of rainforest are lost every year, totaling an area the size of England, Wales and Scotland combined

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Today's Fact

I cannot stress the importance of recycling paper enough, it is a staple for reducing your carbon footprint

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees, 2 barrels of oil, 4,100 kilowatts of energy, 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space and 60 pounds of air pollution

Monday, 13 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

A man widely considered as the smartest man to ever live, Albert Einstein, saw global warming as a problem as long as 80 years age. We still have not heeded the wisest man to have lived and if we continue not to, the future seems bleak

Today's Astonishing Fact:
 In, 1931, Albert Einstein, collected a Nobel Prize for is work in solar experimentation to find a solution for our energy issues

Food for the Future

Food production could be put at risk by global warming and climate change, and thejournal.ie and bbc.co.uk have both done articles today on how the fish market will be affected by climate change
To read this article click here

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Today's Fact

It's not only the future of our own species that we jeopardise by polluting the earth, we affect all life on Earth with our actions

Today's Astonishing Fact:

An estimated 50,000 species inhabiting our tropical forests become extinct annually. That’s an average of 137 species a day

My Top 5 Online Global Warming Posters

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My No. 1
                 

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Today's Fact

Trees are cut down at an astonishing rate to feed our need for paper. Recycling paper is a great way to help save the world

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Rainforests are cut down at a rate of 100 acres per minute

Friday, 10 April 2015

Today's Fact

Reducing the amount of paper you use means that there are more trees in the world to take CO2 out of the air, reducing global warming

Today's Astonishing Fact:
27,000 trees are cut down each day so we can have Toilet Paper

Global Warming in Film and Television

 A quote from Dr Seuss' The Lorax, which was recently adapted into a very anti-climate change film
 Howard from the Big Bang Theory sporting a Recycling Belt Buckle from his collection
Grand Design's Kevin McCloud's recycled house
Al Gore shown in An Inconvenient Truth, his film about climate change and global warming

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Business' around the world are and will continue to feel the effects of global warming on their business. Some markets that will be heavily affected include fishing, farming and tourism

Today's Astonishing Fact:
A failure in preventing global warming can cause a major economic collapse causing 20% of global domestic output to fail

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Today's Fact

The Earth's average yearly temperature is rising rapidly due to the increasing amount of CO2 in the atmosphere

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Today, the amount of carbon dioxide is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

Recycling does not always mean taking recyclable items to recycling plants, reusing items to make projects or art is a great way to reuse and recycle your rubbish
For some creative ideas click here

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Composting and Recycling are two of the best and easiest ways to change the future!

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Composting and recycling alone have prevented 85 million tons of waste to be dumped in 2010

Monday, 6 April 2015

Some Famous Celebrity Quotes on Global Warming






Today's Fact

Reducing your food waste is a good way to slow global warming, the food we throw away has been transported and processed to get to our plate

Today's Astonishing Fact:
We throw away one-fifth of all the food we buy

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Recycling saves energy, money and resource. Recycling is one of the easiest things you can do to change the future

Today's Astonishing Fact:
1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Today's Fact

Groups of recycling bins can be found in nearly all villages, cities and towns, recycling paper, steel, batteries, glass or aluminum is a great way to cut down on CO2 emissions

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Aluminium cans can be recycled and ready to use again in just 6 weeks

Symbols to look out for when you shop

When you are shopping look out for some of these symbols, which means the product has been produced environmentally friendly or is recyclable
European Ecolabel

Paper- 50%-100% recycled

Paper- Sustainable Exploitation


Compostable 

Recyclable Steel

Recyclable Aluminium 

Recycled

Friday, 3 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Changing the future is cheap and easy, driving less can reduce your carbon footprint as well as saving you on petrol or diesel

Today's Astonishing Fact:
A 20% reduction of your daily carbon emissions cost only 14c a day

Some Sites for You

Here are some sites for researching global warming and finding some details on the effects and causes of climate change

Real Climate
Globalwarming.org
NRDC
National Geographic

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Another Fact

With the changing face of the Earth people will have to move to in order to survive. Scientists have predicted that the ocean will rise one yard by 2100

Today's Astonishing Fact:
If the ocean rises by one yard will force 1,000,000 people to move

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

The more CO2 that is emitted, the hotter our earth gets. If we change our habits and behaviour today we can still help to cool down our precious planet before it is too late...

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Everyday 70 millions tonnes of CO2 is emitted into the atmosphere

This Week's Cartoon


Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Today's Fact

The amount of CO2 (as well as methane and nitrous oxide) in the atmosphere has increased sharply since the Industrial Revolution
Today's Astonishing Fact:
The concentration of CO2 is now more than 30 percent higher than at any time during at least the past 800,000 years.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

One of the biggest problems being caused by global warming is flooding. However it is not just due to the ice caps melting, it is also due to the fact that the ocean is getting warmer and therefore expanding

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Over the last 50 years, the oceans have absorbed more than 90 percent of the heat that has been added to the climate system due to the build-up of heat-trapping gases

An update on the Solar Plane

The Solar Impulse, the world's first fully solar powered plane to attempt a round the world journey, has successfully completed it's fifth leg. The plane, which took off in Abu Dhabi nearly three weeks ago, has been scheduled to take five months to complete it's momentus. If you want to read more about this astonishing plane click here

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Today's Fact

Wrap your water heater in an insulation blanket

Today's Astonishing Fact You’ll save 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year with this simple
action

The Kyoto Protocol

In 1997, humans took the first huge step towards slowing global warming in the form of the Kyoto Protocol
The Kyoto Protocol was an agreement between countries that they would reduce their carbon emissions greatly by 2020. With the deadline only 5 years away, it is becoming more and more important that we reduce our carbon footprint to help reach our targets

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Today's Earth Hour Fact

Earth hour is a testimony to just how much could be achieved if everyone helped slow global warming

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Earth hour saves 530 megawatts in just 60 minutes

Friday, 27 March 2015

Another Fact

Even driving better can help stop global warming!

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Studies have shown up to 30% of the difference in miles per gallon (MPG) is due to driving habits alone.  You could save more than a ton of CO2 per year by:
  - Accelerating slowly and smoothly
  - Driving the speed limit
  - Maintaining a steady speed
  - Anticipating your stops and starts

Melting Away

The hotter the Earth gets, the more beautiful glaciers are destroyed and the more sea levels rise. By reducing our carbon dioxide emissions we can help save beautiful glaciers like this Bear Glacier in Alaska


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Consider buying Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL) instead of regular lightbulbs. It will save the planet as well as saving money

Today's Astonishing Fact:

If every Irish family replaced one regular light bulb with a CFL, it would eliminate 1 billion pounds of greenhouse gases

How Do I Fight Global Warming?

It's sometimes difficult to make a change to your habits to help stop global warming. But there are many more ways which require very little sacrifice which is as simple as looking for the recycled sign on products you buy or planting just one tree in your back garden
If you want to find more about how to fight and slow global warming click here

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Some communities are starting to realise that the fuel we are using today is not sustainable and are investing in solar energy schemes. these These schemes are becoming increasingly popular in Europe and are extremely cost effective

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Solar Energy Schemes pays for themselves in just 7 years

Monday, 23 March 2015

Today's Fact

Global warming is not contributed equally by all people on Earth, and unfortunately it doesn't effect the people who emit the most CO2 as much as the people who emit the least amount of CO2

Today's Astonishing Fact:
1 Irish person emits as much CO2 in a year as it would take nearly 100 Ethiopians to emit

A Drop in the Ocean

Trócaire have made a documentary about climate change and how it will affect Ireland called "A Drop in the Ocean"
The name, drop in the Ocean is a great way to explain global warming. One person only puts one drop of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere a year. In proportion to the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere it's only a little, but with all 5 billion people creating one drop, we end up with a large ocean, increasing each year. If everyone decreased their carbon emissions it's another ocean of carbon dioxide stopped from entering the atmosphere

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

It's not all doom and gloom for the future if we change our ways today, the Earth is not beyond saving

Today's Astonishing Fact:
With large cuts to emissions of greenhouse gases, it is still possible to keep global temperature rises below 2°C increase on pre-industrial levels

This Week's Cartoon


Saturday, 21 March 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Global warming causes more and more extremes in weather each year. 150,000 people have died in the past year due to global warming

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Almost three times more disasters have been recorded
worldwide in the last decade than were recorded in the 1970s

Ways to change the future

Here are our simple 5 ways to change the future
1. Turn off the lights when you leave the room
2. Use both sides of any pieces of paper you use
3. Only drive when you have to, otherwise walk or cycle
4. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
5. Always think and ask "Do I really need this?"
For more ways to change the future click here

Friday, 20 March 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

It's a sad fact that our carbon emissions don't effect us as badly as other people who don't emit so much carbon dioxide. This is called climate injustice 

Today's Astonishing Fact 
A rise in sea 
levels of 1 metre 
would displace 
a total of 24 
million people 
in Bangladesh, 
India and 
Indonesia

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Today's Fact

Turn devices off at the switch instead of leaving them on standby, It can save you on your energy bill by close to 5%

Today's Astonishing Fact:
A mobile phone charger left on uses half the energy that it does while charging

Amazing Global Warming Story

In Paris, the government have decided that pollution has become so bad that they have limited traffic. Now, the French Police have been ordered to keep cars with odd registration plates off the roads on Wednesdays and even registration plates off the road on Thursdays

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Today's Fact

Buy from local sources to reduce your carbon emissions, as well as supporting your community it also reduces how much fuel has been used to get the food to you

Today's Astonishing Fact:
The average banana travels over 8,000 km to get to Ireland

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Another Fact

We aim to tell you not only why to change the future but also ways to change the future

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Simply use both sides of any page you write on. By using less paper we save trees, by saving trees we reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere by 5%

This week's Cartoon

A slight change in style for this week's Cartoon, but the point is still obvious and serious

Some Great Facebook pages

 Global warming affects all of us, and it is only now that people are starting to realise exactly how much of a problem global warming is. if you'd like to get more involved here are some great Facebook sites to visit

NASA
Stop Global Warming
Go Green
A guide to climate change

Monday, 16 March 2015

Today's Fact

Stopping global warming is not only good for your pocket, and good for your planet but it is also good for your health. Walking or cycling instead of driving to close by places means that you emit no carbon dioxide and makes you healthier

Today's Astonishing Fact:
There are 1.8 million cars on Irish roads, which use a third of all energy used in Ireland

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Ensure that your home meets modern energy standards. Walls, floors and ceilings should be insulated and windows glazed to maintain moderate temperatures and reduce noise
Today's Astonishing Fact:
91% more heat in homes is being wasted than was being wasted in the 1980s

Sustainable Energy

One of the best websites for getting reliable facts and excellent tips is SEAI 's website, it not only provides you with ways the change the future AND why to change the future
To visit the site click here

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Another Fact

Even the simplest changes like deciding whether to buy local brands or other brands make a difference to your carbon footprint. A great way to reduce your carbon footprint is to buy rechargeable batteries over regular batteries

Today's Astonishing Fact:
As well as being toxic, regular batteries take 50 times more energy to make than they contain

Friday, 13 March 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Though some facts may seem like they only make a small difference, when you add them all up, they make one big problem: Global Warming

Today's Astonishing Fact:
In the past hundred years temperatures have risen 1 degree. If we continue on our current trends, the temperature will rise 2 degrees in just 10 years

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Chasing Ice

Some people who were concerned with the glaciers melting recently made a documentary called chasing ice! It looked at a glacier in Greenland and it was filmed by a group of dedicated cameramen over 7 and a half weeks

Here's a short clip
For the full documentary, click here

Here is a photo of the scary retreat of this glacier


Today's Fact

Many people think that they do a good job at reducing their carbon footprint. Unfortunately Ireland is not a particularly good country at reducing it's carbon footprint. One of the simplest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is one of the most obvious. Turning off the lights when you leave the room is a surprisingly easy and effective way to reduce your carbon footprint

Today's Astonishing Fact:
The average Irish person emits 8.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually whereas the average Portuguese person uses only 5.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Another Astonishing Fact

One of the most amazing things about saving our planet is that we don't always have to buy premium products to save the world, most of the time, the cheaper way is better for the planet. One of the best, cheapest and cleanest ways to generate is electricity is with solar panels, I think that solar energy is one of the brightest sources of energy for the future

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Every year Ireland receives 600 times the amount of energy  from the sun, than it actually uses itself. Families can save up to 50% of the energy bills with solar heating.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Climate Justice

Climate Change and the issues surrounding it are such a major problem that Trocaire, one of the biggest charities in Ireland, have made it their campaign for Lent 2015. They are tackling the issues surrounding climate justice. Climate Justice is the idea that what we do to contribute to global warming effects not only ourselves but people in other countries and even other species. To read more click here

Today's Astonishing Fact

We are using more energy and emitting more CO2 than in the last 10 million years. We all need to reduce our Global footprint today so that Future Earth is brighter than the one we are currently leaving for future generations

Today's Astonishing Fact:
The average home now consumes 40% more electricity than it did in 1990

Monday, 9 March 2015

A New Way Of Air Travel?

A plane has set off on a historical journey for Muscat in Oman, from Abu Dhabi in the UAE. What makes this plane so amazing is that it will attempt to fly around the world powered only by solar energy. If humans can perfect solar air travel it could mean a huge chunk of our carbon emissions caused by travel could be taken away. If you would like to find out more about this amazing feat click here

Today's Astonishing Fact

One of the biggest problems stemming from global warming is humans having to adapt and change their ways. In Ireland we will have to change the methods of farming we use, relocate our houses and we will lose some of our wildlife

Today's Astonishing Fact:
In Ireland, oceans will rise by 5mm per year, meaning that in just a century's time 300,000 people will have been forced to move

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

It is only by changing our ways today that we can slow down global warming and save the future of planet Earth. By building small steps towards a brighter future we can all help slow global warming

Today's Astonishing Fact:
If current emission trends continue, by 2100, CO2 concentration would be higher than the Earth has seen in more than 10 million years



This Week's Cartoon!


Saturday, 7 March 2015

Another Fact

One of the simplest and best ways to stop global warming is by switching off lights when you aren't using them! It's a brilliant tip, because the energy that you save means that less energy is needed which means that less fossil  fuels are burnt to create energy which means that less CO2 is emitted which means our earth can stay alive and well

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Lightbulbs use 60 watts an hour, lightbulbs emit nearly 800,000 pounds of carbon dioxide

Friday, 6 March 2015

Today's Fact

Since the start of the industrial age in 1700 our carbon emissions have been sky-rocketing. The more electricity we used, the more fossil fuels we burned, the more forests we cut down, the more global warming has increased, if we don't slow global warming now it will be too little too late in the future

Today's Astonishing Fact:
More than Half of All Worldwide Historic CO2 Pollution Has Been Emitted Since 1988

Union of Concerned Scientists

Global warming is concerning scientists worldwide, and many scientists who are extremely concerned with the damaged being done to the future of planet earth have set up a website raising awareness and issues about global warming. To see this website Click Here

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Acid rain is a major problem caused by nitrogen and sulphur emissions, it can mean that fish are killed, landmarks and statues are damaged and metals in buildings become weaker. Most acid rain does not fall in the country that the pollution was created in. For example pollution created in Ireland can cause acid rain in Norway.

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Despite major efforts to decrease acid rain, it is still killing lakes and aquatic life. 95,000 lakes in North America have been damaged by acid rain.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Another Fact

A lot of money will be lost because of global warming! The wine, fishing, farming, insurance and car business will all lose money if global warming continues

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Business' will lose up to 10% of all productivity because of global warming in the next thirty

The Greenhouse Effect

The Greenhouse Effect is when co2 goes into the atmosphere and heats up the Earth. This is good, because without it humans couldn't live!

The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect is bad, this is when too much co2 goes into the atmosphere and heats up the Earth TOO much!
This causes

GLOBAL WARMING!

Monday, 2 March 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

One of the biggest users of energy in the home is heating. Install a programmable thermostat to save money and the planet

Today's Astonishing Fact:
If you adjust your thermostat down by 2° in winter and up by 2° in summer you could reduce your carbon footprint by 2,000 pounds

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Today's Fact

Something that surprisingly causes global warming is the clothes you wear, the materials are shipped to gigantic factories that make thousands of t-shirts a day. Just by buying local clothes you reduce your carbon footprint!

Today's Astonishing Fact:
98% of all clothes bought are imported!

This weeks Cartoon


Saturday, 28 February 2015

Today's Fact

It's a sad fact that humans are the reason for most of the damage being done to this planets by global warming. However, it is not only us who pay for our mistakes, animals can become extinct due to global warming despite the fact it is not their fault

Today's Astonishing Fact:

If the Earth keeps getting warmer, up to one–fourth of all the world's plants and animals could become extinct within 100 years.

Carbon Emissions calculator

After looking for a long time I think I have found a fully working reducing your carbon emissions calculator, for a link click here!

Friday, 27 February 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Glaciers and mountain snows are rapidly melting! If we don't stop global warming now, we could lose some beautiful scenery, several species and national landmarks

Today's Astonishing Fact:

Montana's Glacier Park now has only 27 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. In the Northern Hemisphere, thaws also come a week earlier in spring and freezes begin a week later

Some Brilliant Global Warming Posters

The poster competition is going strong
For some inspiration or just to see some brilliant posters just
Click here

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

One of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint is by using greener travel. Cycling, walking and using electric cars can be a great way to travel

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Electric cars use 30% of the energy used by regular cars

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

The changes in the weather will affect the types of crops grown in different parts of the world. Some crops, such as wheat and rice grow better in higher temperatures, but other plants, such as maize and sugarcane do not. Changes in the amount of rainfall will also affect how many plants grow.Today's astonishing factIn 2008 farmers lost €2 billion because of climate change

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Today's Amazing Fact

One of the biggest users of energy in your home is lightbulbs, If you leave a room, always turn off the light to save energy and money

Today's Astonishing Fact:
CFL bulbs last up to ten times longer and use only 20% of the energy of a regular lightbulb

Monday, 23 February 2015

Another Astonishing Fact

Wasting energy is not only bad for planet Earth, it's also bad for your pocket. Some of the energy you use has been imported, and all energy you use cost money.

Today's Astonishing Fact:
The Irish economy spent nearly €7 billion in the last year on importing fossil fuels, renewable energy has saved the Irish economy  €1 billion in the last 5 years!

Alternate Energy

One of the best ways that we can slow down global warming is by finding suastainable, alternate energy. If we find alternative sources of energy now, we set a better path for the future. To see an article showcasing all the different types of alternative energyClick Here

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Make sure that you close windows and doors when your heating is on, heat can leak through the smallest cracks and suck up to 30% of the heat out of your home

Today's astonishing fact:
Every year, nearly €4.75 billion worth of energy leaks from houses in Ireland through small holes and cracks. That’s more than €105 per family

This weeks cartoon!


Saturday, 21 February 2015

One more fact for the collection

Flooding causes people to have to move. The ice caps melting causes flooding. Global warming causes the ice caps to melt. We cause global warming. We can stop global warming

Today's Astonishing Fact:
If the ocean rises by one yard will force 1,000,000 people to move

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

You can carry out a simple experiment to show the effects of global warming
for Bill Nye the Science guy's experiment click here

Today's Astonishing Fact:
By 2100 some scientists predict that global temperatures could rise up to 8.75 degrees Fahrenheit

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Today's Daily Fact

Glaciers have been slowly retreating because of global warming, it is important that we stop global warming because if glaciers melt, there will be disasters like mud slides, avalanches and  landsides

Today's Amazing Fact:

There has been a widespread retreat of mountain glaciers during the 20th century. The icecap atop Mount Kilimanjaro, which has decreased in size by 82% since 1912, will completely disappear in less than 15 years.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Todays Astonishing Fact

As the ice caps melt, ocean levels rise and the ocean temperatures rise this causes fish to die and coral reefs to disappear.

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Since 1870, global sea levels have risen by about 8 inches

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Another Daily Fact

Soon our planets temperature will have risen so high that hundreds of thousands of people will die
Today's Astonishing Fact

The temperature of the earth will soon become 5.8 degrees higher.



If you want to get the facts for yourself

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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Today's Astonishing Fact

Try to reduce your carbon footprint by reducing your food and cloyhes miles  Food and clothes miles are the amount of miles your food and clothes have to travel to you. The further the food has to travel the more carbon dioxide is emitted into the atmosphere.

Today's Astonishing Fact:
Since 1990, yearly emissions of carbon dioxide have gone up by about 6 billion metric tons worldwide, which is more than a 20% increase. Almost all of that increase is due to human activities.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Todays Astonishing Fact

When the industrial revolution happened in the 1700s, humans started to emit tonnes more carbon dioxide than they did in the time of the bicycle

Today's astonishing fact:
With the start of industry in the 1700's, humans began emitting more fossil fuels from coal, oil, and gas to run our cars, trucks, and factories. By driving a “smarter” car, you will not only save on gas, but help prevent global warming

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Today's astonishing Fact

Move your thermostat down 2° in winter and up 2° in summerAlmost half of the energy we use in our homes goes to heating and
and cooling

Today's Astonishing Fact:

You could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year with this simple adjustment

A new way of generating electricity!?

A new type of wind turbine works quietly and looks like a cool piece of decoration for cities and towns. Could this be an efficient way for homes to power themselves in towns or cities?!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Another astonishing Fact

500,000 People DIE a year because of global warming many of these deaths are caused by natural disasters which are a direct result of global warming

Today's astonishing fact:
Almost three times more disasters have been recorded in the last decade (1,110) than were recorded in the 1970s

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Famous Celebrity Quotes

The Earth was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children
- Red Indian Chief
Global warming is not a conqueror to be kneeled before - but a challenge to rise to. A challenge we MUST  rise to.
 - Joe Lieberman
Global warming isn't a prediction. It is happening.
- James Hanson
And my personal favourite
It is often difficult to judge how our actions and their impact on the environment are likely to affect others. What is clear is that we are the only species with the power to destroy the earth. Birds and insects have no such power, nor does any other mammal. And yet if we have the capacity to destroy the earth, we also have the capacity to protect it. I believe we have an urgent responsibility to do so.
- Dalai Lama

What global warming will do

We have already talked about global warming causing flooding but did you know that global warming will also cause other weather extremes, for example storms, tornadoes, drought, famine, earthquakes and tsunamis!
Global warming is a topic of contrast and extreme differences

Today's astonishing Fact

Rubbish doesn't just dissapear when we put it in the bin, it goes to landfills and can take thousands of years to decompose

Astonishing Fact:
The world's largest man-made structure is not the Great Wall of China like many people believe,
its actually Fresh Kills Landfill in New York
Heres a picture

Monday, 9 February 2015

Today's astonishing Fact

Humans are not the only race to be threatened by global warming, our mistakes lead to the extinction of other species

Astonishing Fact:
More than 1 million species have become extinct due to disappearing habitats, ecosystems and acidic oceans all caused due to global warming

This weeks Cartoon


Sunday, 8 February 2015

Another Daily Astonishing Fact

People often think that if the ice caps melt, it won't effect them in the slightest
Well I can tell you for sure that thats not true

Today's Astonishing Fact:
If the Ice caps melted, the Sea would rise 67m, thats higher than the Statue of Liberty, Christ the Redeemer or the Millenium Tower in Dublin! Heres a floodmap, areas in red would be in danger!

A look at the damage global warming has already done.

There is so much damage caused by global warming every year, It is estimated that 500,000 people die every year because of the side effects of global warming. Global warming causes not only the temperatures to rise and the ice caps to melt, It also causes hurricanes, storms, drought and other extremes in weather. Bear Glacier is an excellent example of what global warming has already done and will continue to do unless we change our way of life now

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Our vision for the future

It is our belief that in 20 years time, the world will be a better place because of the changes that we make in our lifestyle today. The following article talks about what the future could hold if mankind puts it's mind to building a better future