In a few words, name an environmental issue that affects us today.
Climate change is causing global temperatures to rise, leading to extreme weather events. Pollution from human activities is damaging the environment and health of people and animals. We must reduce our consumption of energy and resources to limit the environmental impacts of our actions.
Climate Change: the long-term change in the Earth's climate caused by human activities such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation. Pollution: the release of harmful substances or products into the environment. Biodiversity: the variety of life found in a given area, including plants, animals, and microorganisms.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is estimated to be twice the size of Texas and is the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world. Humans are responsible for producing 300 million tons of plastic every year, with only 10% of it being recycled. The US has the highest per capita rate of carbon dioxide emissions in the world, averaging 16.5 tons per person.
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What are three environmental issues you think are the most important to address, and why?
What is one way you can help reduce your environmental impact at home?
What is the primary cause of global warming?
- Greenhouse gases
- Ozone depletion
Which country produces the most plastic waste in the world?
What is one major cause of ocean pollution?
- Plastic waste
- Industrial waste
- Agricultural runoff
Which of these sources of energy is considered the cleanest and most sustainable?
- Solar power
- Coal power
- Oil power
What can individuals do to help reduce their carbon footprint?
- Drive less and walk, bike or use public transport instead.
- Use reusable bags instead of single-use plastics.
- All of the above.