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

Some people prefer to learn themselves than having endless facts sent at them all the time
If you are one of those people then check out this link full of facts
Click here

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

Today's Astonishing Fact!

per 250 million tons

Amazingly, 31% of all waste thrown away is paper! THAT'S 924,000,000 TREES per 250 million tons! (12 PER TON)

Our poster Campaign!

Would you like to help us? Then why not design a poster! You can either draw your poster or create it on a computer, just remember to use the logo below! Upload your photo to any social network site and leave a link in the comments! If we like your poster, we will upload it to this page and all the people who view this site will be able to see it! It's as simple as that!
An example of what you could do!

Please include our logo on the poster!

Friday, 6 February 2015

Today's astonishing Fact

Reducing your carbon footprint is as simple as turning off a light when you leave the room
Today's astonishing Fact:
Carbon dioxide is worse today than it has been for 800,000 years!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Global Warming 101

If you don't know much about global warming then why not check out National Geographic's Introduction video
Just click this link!!!

One More Amazing Fact

Try to walk/cycle wherever you can instead of driving!
The average person spends 38,000 hours of their life in a car

That's 1583 days
 226 weeks
4.35 years!

A Recap!

There are so many ways to get involved in our campaign!
Here's a recap on all of our Global warming themed activities
Our App (Android only)
We are now on Facebook too!
Global Warming in 10 seconds!
Our Recycling game <-- I recommend this
Our first game in the 'save the world from your own home's series
Our second game in the series

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Some creative recycling ideas

Not all recycling is about putting rubbish in the right bin, it's also about reusing what you already have
Here are some creative ways of doing just that
Just Click Here!

Another amazing fact

Think before you use something "Do I really need this?"
Astonishing Fact:
If everyone lived like the average American, humans would need 5 planets to sustain itself!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

An update on what we have now done
You can get our app here!  (Currently only Android and HTML5)

Today's Daily Fact

Don't Leave the Water Running When you Brush your Teeth

The water that you let run down the plughole has been cleaned and treated.
Astonishing fact:

If you brush your teeth twice a day you use nearly 20 litres of water a day. That’s approximately 7500 litres a year

Monday, 2 February 2015

This Week's Cartoon

Today's Astonishing Fact

      Use both sides of any       pieces of paper you use
When you draw, write or print anything on a piece of paper, make sure to use both sides
Astonishing fact:

American businesses throw away 21 million tons of paper every year

An Introduction

Hi everyone,
This is a blog about global warming and climate change. For a quick explanation on Global Warming click on our short Scratch animation here  We are running a campaign for SEAI One Good Idea and we want to tell you what you can do to change the future. We will upload one astonishing fact a day as well as one cartoon on the topic of global warming a week. The first one of each will be uploaded later today
For some of our Scratch projects follow the links below
The Recycling Game
More games coming soon...
If you have liked the blog or have some advice then leave a comment and we will get back to you!
That should do for now,
Cillian, Luke and James