Take the ECP Carbon & Lifestyle Calculator test and register to EarthLab. This is a site with lot of interesting tips on how we can contribute to save our beautiful planet.
This test allow you to know how much carbon dioxide you are producing with your lifestyle. Also, you can save your results and track your improvements. Pledge to take action and reduce your score. In other words, you can create your private and personal plan to contribute to save the earth.
Take the First Step!As part of this little project, we will be discussing and learning new vocabulary related to climate change, and global warming. A good starter will be visiting some of the following sites to read and learn more about this interesting and important issue in our lives.
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- What is Global Warming?
- Interactive quiz: The Environment
- Animated guide to the effects of greenhouse gases
- My tips for protecting our planet
- A Primer: Global Warming & Climate Change
- Glossary of Climate Change Terms, Source - EPA
- Al Gore Announces "7 Point Pledge"
- The Effect of Global Warming
In Venezuela according to Climate Hot Map.org , of six glaciers in the Venezuelan Andes in 1972, only 2 remain, and scientists predict that these will be gone within the next 10 years. In December 1999. The heaviest rainfall in 100 years caused massive landslides and flooding that killed approximately 30,000 people. Total December rainfall in Maiquetia, near Caracas, was almost 4 feet (1.2 m), more than 5 times the previous December record. The high death toll was attributed to population growth in vulnerable areas and forest clearing on steep hill slopes.