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4. Make sure you give examples and specific information as evidence to support your ideas.
5. Reference any sources of information including websites AND hyperlink back to sites where you have gained information from. This is not a competition to see who write the most. We are looking for your ability to collaborate on and summerise the global issue. Again - use hyperlinks to external sites that help explain information in more depth.


Creators



Iolanda Rosa - My blog is at -- http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=125749

Michelle-my blog is at http://www.classblogmeister.com/blog.php?user_id=76595&blogger_id=77865

Global Issue


1. Brief description of the issue.
- Write THREE questions starting with "What if.....?" about "your global isse."
- Brainstorm and explain why the world should care about this issue.

What if the temperature rises so much that antarctica melts and floods the whole world?
What if the people around the world all die of skin cancer because of the rise in temperature?
What if global warming changed the adaptations of species making us capable of surviving in such temperatures (like a new evolution)?
WHY SHOULD THE WORLD CARE ABOUT THIS ISSUE?
-Global warming occurs in the world and we(people) live in it
-We can die from this issue
-It is dangerous
-Global warming is affecting a lot of species and even if it didnt affect us right now the food we eat may no longer be available.
-Only people can stop this as they started it

2. Why do you consider this a global issue? (Who does it affect? Where is it occurring? What proportion of the world is affected or will be affected in the future?)
michelle_global_warming_map.gif
global warming map


Global Warming is considerd as a global issue to me because the affects of global warming occur world wide. For example in North America there have been deadly haeat waves which occured in texas killing about 100 people, in North America there was a genitic change for mosquitos enabling them to survive global warming meaning that the spread of diseases could rise.Over to the other side of the world there has been a massive effect on Asia. On Mt Everest the Khumbu glacier retreated over 3 miles creating a harder climbing route, in Indonesia a burning forrest in 1998 caused 2 million acres of land and reduced the habitat of the kalimantan orangutan. Overall global warming is destroying the world and if we dont do anything soon, then we might end up with no world to live in.
http://www.climatehotmap.org/

3. What are some of the different opinions/perspectives on the issue? (Give examples, evidence and pictures to support your answers above)


4. Why are there different opinion/perspectives on the issue? (Give examples, evidence and pictures to support your answers above)


5. What are your individual opinions on the issue? (each group memeber comments about this.)
Global Warming. Sounds pretty scary as I dont want to experience a mass killing. Changes are needed to be done soon in order to survive. I dont want to die so soon!!! -Michelle

6. What are some of the solutions to solve this global issue?

michelle_greenhouse_gases.jpg
gases relased


It is believed that most carbon dioxide gas is released from U.S.A and carbon dioxide gas is a big factor of global warming. Some solutions to solve this issue is to reduce the usuage of carbon dioxide and other gases causing our world to heat up. Another way is to get rid of it naturally like photosynthesis. This is when plants take in carbon dioxide and turn it into energy rich compounds.
http://www.koshlandsciencemuseum.org/exhibitgcc/index.jsp
7. Who should carry out the solution(s)?
We should carry the solutions. We're the ones who started it, so we can obviously stop it. The sooner we start the better as we dont want global warming to continue destroying and damaging our world.

8. Imagine your group is in charge of deciding what the world should do about the issue. Brainstorm the ways that you would solve your global issue. Justify your choice. (You will need to work together on this)


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