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Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

The Miniature Earth

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

A clever and interesting video.

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Do you like it ?

Were you surprised by some numbers or statitics ? Which ones ? Why ?

(singing : Gary Jules “Mad World”)

A global warning for global warming

Monday, May 18th, 2009

This video is narrated by Leonardo Di Caprio

Watch this !

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Earth Day

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

You may have heard about Earth Day and how people decided to turn off their lights last night for one hour so as to show their support in the fight against global warming. Here is a video about it :

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Obamas will Plant a Vegetable Garden at The White House

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

 Michelle Obama will  plant a vegetable garden, the first at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in World War II. It will be an organic garden : no pesticides will be used in this garden.

While the organic garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and formal dinners, its most important role, Mrs. Obama said, will be to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at a time when obesity and diabetes have become a national concern.

“My hope,” the first lady said in an interview in her East Wing office, “is that through children, they will begin to educate their families and that will, in turn, begin to educate our communities.

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Sea levels rising twice as fast as predicted

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Sea levels are predicted to rise twice as fast as was forecast by the United Nations only two years ago, threatening hundreds of millions of people with catastrophe. Rapidly melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are likely to push up sea levels by a metre or more by 2100. Low-lying countries with increasing populations, such as Bangladesh could see large parts of their surface areas vanish.

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Green power in Alaska

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

One of the harshest landscapes in the United States, it turns out, is becoming fertile ground for green power.

Read more about it here !

Global Warming : a National Geographic video

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Dear TSTG pupils,

Lindsay, our Canadian assistant mentionned the cycles climate went through : alternatively Ice Ages and warmer periods, watch this video to get more information on Global Warming !

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Human emissions could bring ‘irreversible’ climate chaos

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Scientists warn that the planet’s recovery from global warming could take over 1000 years.

Even if we could halt (= stop) our emissions by the year 2050, they say, carbon-dioxide concentrations would then be at double pre-industrial levels. The oceans would absorb some of the CO2 in the atmosphere, but the overall change would be small.

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The Carbon cost of wars

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Armies are one of the worst polluters. You can read more about this issue in The Guardian, a British quality paper.

Climate Conference

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

The next climate conference will take place in less than a year in Copenhagen. This article from The Independent, a quality Britih daily paper explains why this conference is crucial.