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

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 and 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




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


Recyclable Steel

Recyclable Aluminium 


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
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