Save our furry friends by saving the icy crisis

Antarctica is an ice-covered continent in splendid isolation at the bottom of the world, surrounded by oceans teeming with life. At the top of the planet, the Arctic is made up of the Arctic Ocean and other bodies of water, all located near the highly populated continents of Europe and North America. The Arctic is also characterized by an ice cover that fluctuates with the seasons.


How long will our furry friends survive?

This is bad because the polar bears and penguins need ice especially polar bears because they will get stranded on the ice bergs when trying to get food. As ice melts, emperor penguins march toward extinction​. The flightless birds depend on Antarctica’s frozen sea ice shelves for safety and breeding. But as temperatures rise, the shelves are vanishing. ​


Popping Polar bear facts

TYPE: Mammals                                                                            
DIET:Carnivore
AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: 25 to 30 years
SIZE: Head and body: 7.25 to 8 feet; tail: 3 to 5 inches
WEIGHT: 900 to 1,600 pounds


Perfect Penguin facts

TYPE: Birds
DIET: Carnivore
AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: 15 to 20 years
SIZE: 45 inches
WEIGHT: Up to 88 pounds

Interviews


Georgina - Must all save the polar bears and penguins
Lucy - Well I think it is very dramatic and it should not be happening. 

Lauren - I think that we should use less electricity because it is using more fossil fuels which go to Antarctica and melt the ice. It is not polar bears and penguin’s fault.
Francesca  - I think that it is unfair that polar bears and penguins are dying because of humans needs. Humans need to stop because they can easily use something else but they choose to use the material that is the most expensive so companies can get the most money. 
Mr Hickman - I think that it is very tragic because they are only dying from manmade global warming. It is our responsibility   as humans to help the little penguins and normal sized polar bears through using renewable energy sources and wildlife conservation efforts to save their habitats. 


Conclusion

You should use less fossil fuels and more renewable energy such as wind turbines and solar panels. This is how to save our furry friends. By Francesca Corbett and Lauren Kiwinda.

 

Climate Change

What is Climate Change?

Climate Change is the process of our world heating up.

Human activity has caused the Earth to warm by approximately 1°C. While that might not sound like much, it means big things for people and wildlife around the globe.

What is causing it?

Climate Change is caused in 3 main ways:

  1. Burning Fossil Fuels

Over the past 150 years, industrialized countries have been burning large amounts of fossil fuels such as oil and gas. The gases released into the atmosphere during this process act like an invisible ‘blanket’, trapping heat from the sun and warming the Earth. This is known as the “Greenhouse Effect”.

  1. Farming

Just like us, when cows eat, methane – a type of greenhouse gas – builds up in their digestive system and is released in the form of… a burp! This might sound funny, but when you imagine that there are almost 1.5 billion cows releasing all that gas into the atmosphere, it sure adds up!

  1. Deforestation

Forests absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide – another greenhouse gas – from the air, and release oxygen back into it. The Amazon rainforest is so large and efficient at doing this that it acts like our planet’s air conditioner – limiting climate change. Sadly, many rainforests are being cut down to make wood, palm oil and to clear the way for farmland, roads, oil mines, and dams.

What can we do to stop it?

Small changes in your house can make a huge difference if everyone:

  • Turn of your lights as often as you can
  • Try and reduce the amount of plastic you use
  • Do not burn any fossil fuels
  • Buy paper and wood from renewable companies that plant more trees if they cut any down
  • Use renewable electricity companies

The World Counts

Interviews:

Lauren: I think it is bad because of human needs it is our fault that the world’s weather system is changing because we are burning plastic and other non-renewable items. We can stop this when the feller (person who cuts down trees) cut down the trees they should plant a new one in its place because trees are living things like us.

Georgina: I think it is wrong because it is our planet and if it dries up it would be our fault, and there is no turning back if that happened. We all have a shot at making a difference, let us take it, and take care of our planet.

Frannie: I think that it is terrible how the world is corrupting itself by giving it plastic. Humans have taken over the world and this is not good!!!

 

Behind a Smile!

Why it’s important to know about Mental Health

Mental Health can affect people in many ways, from stress to disorders, and it’s important you know that if you have problems that are affecting your daily life, that you can talk to so many people.

 

Anxiety and Stress-

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, like a worry or a fear, maybe you’ll feel anxious because you’ve forgotten your homework, or maybe because you are about to do something you’re most afraid of. But either way, worrying about too much and keeping it bottled up inside can really affect your health and how you sleep.

Stress is kind of like anxiety, except it’s the bodies reaction, not the minds. Its what happens when you feel threatened or under pressure and can cause panic and trouble focusing or maybe feeling confident.

 

Depression-

Depression includes changes of emotions and how you act, you may feel tearful, upset, agitated and all this leaves you feeling worthless, empty and hopeless.

Depression is seen as one of the most common reasons for suicide because it is an illness that affects your mental health. It is also seen as a mood disorder and can be one of the causes in ruined friendships and family problems.

 

Eating Disorders-

While eating disorders are usually seen as an illness that most commonly affects teenage girls, it can also affect anyone, irrespective of there age, gender or race.

An eating disorder is when you have an unhealthy attitude to yourself and food. It involves problems with how much you eat, and becoming obsessed with how you look and how much you weigh.

It is important to remember that how much you weigh and how you look should NOT affect how much you eat or how you treat yourself.

 

Insomnia-

Insomnia is when you have the inability to fall or stay asleep.  Lack of sleep can take effect your mood and how you feel. It is usually caused by stress, irregular sleep schedules, bad sleep habits, anxiety, depression, physical illness or pain.

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)-

OCD is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has obsessions, thoughts and/or compulsions that the feel an urge to repeat. It can be triggered from excessive fears that lead the person to want to resolve it as soon as possible.

E.g.- She or He may have the sudden fear of catching germs from doing something so then feels the need to wash she/he’s hands, sometimes a certain amount of times.

 

Addiction-

Addiction is a complex condition which causes the brain to need something specific, example: An addiction to food, drinking etc.

By Millie

 

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