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Global Warming for Kids

As you all by now know, it is not going so well with our earth. In this industrial age, we are all together responsible for the global warming

For kids, this is a difficult subject to understand. Because they are growing up in a time where everything, of course, is electrical. In this blog, I want to give parents and educators some handles to explain global warming for kids.

At first, I want to show you a little video which I found on the website of  World Wildlife Fund. It counts from 1880 – 2005.  And for sure this problem did not dissolve until now. It is a Dutch site, but the little movie does not need words.

World Wildlife Fund
Global Warming for Kids Movie, 26 seconds, click here!

 Global Warming for Kids

When it comes to explaining global warming to kids, there are a lot of difficult words to explain. Words as greenhouse gases, dinitrogen monoxide, nitric oxide, ozone layer or carbon dioxide. I will leave them for what they are. I will attend the Kyoto protocol at the bottom of this article.

How can you, in an easy way, explain the global warming to them?

At first, you can start with the cause of what and who are responsible for the effect of the warming up of the earth.

  • The industrial progress, more and more industry
  • Cutting trees for our needs, p.e.  paper – furniture – houses etc.
  • Our use of electricity
  • More and more people using cars, shipping and truck transport
  • Mega production of the meat industry
  • ……about everything a human being thinks he needs

We have now determined the cause.

Global warming for kids warning sign

What can you do about it? I mean, in what way can every living person take its own responsibility.

  • You can be careful with your things and clothes, so you don’t have to replace them for new. And when you took care of your stuff, they are good enough to recycle.
  • You can recycle all your paper, that will save trees.
  • You can turn off the lights when you leave a room.
  • Or pull the plug out of your charger when not in use.
  • Do not use spray bottles with (N2O) (nitrous oxide)
  • Put a warm sweater on before turn up the central heater.
  • Use a timer for the shower.
  • Teach your children to look where the groceries are coming from, are they local, or have they travelled all around the world?
  • Be an example and walk more, or take your bike.
  • Use your car only if you really have to.
  • Teach your children to say NO to all plastic junk at the checkout.
  • The meat industry is the most harmful industry for our environment. Try to learn your children they will survive without a piece of meat every day. Even without any meat, they will!
  • You can vote! Yes, you can make a difference!
  • Everything we use becomes an attack on our environment because we are with 7 billion people right now. It is not one time a person throws away some paper. If everyone does that it will be 7 billion pieces of papers! 7 billion slices of meat! 7 billion chargers left in! 7 billion lights on!
City lights San Diego Bay
Turn out your lights!                                            City lights San Diego Bay –  Blogphoto TV – Thomas Hanna

 

Global Warming for Kids, the consequences when we do not listen to our scientists.

  • Floods caused by melting of Arctic ice
  • Extreme weather, hurricanes and thunderstorms
  • Diseases from bad air and water
  • Extinction of animals and plants
  • Extreme droughts

We get warnings from nature itself! The coral reefs are in a dying state. It is a warning the state of the seawater is very worrying. We are getting super storms. Nature will warn us, over and over again, we can choose to listen, and we can choose to ignore it.

Global warming for kids Global warning

Global warming for kids resume.

Kyoto Protocol

In 1997 some top leaders came to the conclusion, there had to be a change. They came together in the Japanese city Kyoto.

Kyoto I. They proposed a protocol on how much pollution a country could make. A whole lot of countries would not sign this agreement. Because when you agree, you have to live up to it!

Kyoto II. Far from all industrialized countries comply with the Kyoto II, as many states did not participate in the first protocol. In addition to the 27 states of the EU there are about 10 countries participating.

There are 195 internationally recognized independent states. So 158 states are still not willing to change their habits to save the environment.

Large states (and polluters) as United States, Russia, Japan and Canada remain outside the protocol. The countries that have agreed to sign are accountable for about 15 percent of global emissions.

158 countries will not agree to change their lifestyle. They are our world leaders and refuse to sign this extreme important agreement.

The WWF and Greenpeace are really unhappy with this outcome.

My message to all parents, educators and children

When we can make our children aware of how heavy the load is on our environment, the production and transport, our consumption, perhaps we can save our environment…..for their children’s children! Our own children are the world leaders of the future.

Global warming for kids exit earth

Teach the children well, and we can change the world in one decennium!

 

Global Warming for Kids

 


 

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What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren

What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren

and what do we explain to our precious grandchildren?

Pesticides

Pesticides are meant to be very toxic. We add them deliberately to our environment. They are meant to kill insects to maintain crops.

What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren

Credit: D: Kenya mau-forest complex trans mara Rift small planes spraying chemicals on grain growers wheat grains agricultural pesticide health food quality security agriculture horizontal – Fred Hoogervorst, Wildlife and travel photography from photo nl.mystockphoto.com

With as result less insects, and that means less birds. Alarming mortality among bees, which means less crop. Planting in nature is getting toxic by polluted groundwater.

What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren

More and more animals are getting effected. Increasingly land is being polluted.

How ignorant are we?

We are the mammals with sense? When are we gone use it?

We use soil fumigants. Residents, children and farmers are suffering from respiratory problems, tantalizing eyes and skin rashes.

What on earth are we thinking?

Yes, there are guidelines from the government, about which poison is aloud and how much. Which poison is not killing us directly and which poison is killing us directly.

And we use both, in the agricultural sector and in the war sector.

In the mean while there are pesticides in our:

  • CropWhat do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren
  • Fruit
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Conserve
  • Drinking water

Also in

  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Rivers
  • Air
  • Groundwater

Even in our clothing!

The cotton industry works with fertilizer, pesticides and defoliant.

Only 2.5% of the arable land is producing biologic cotton.

What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren
Biologic cotton label

What do you know about the results in the future?

What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren?

  • There are pesticides who cause cancer.
  • Some can cause damage to our genetic material.
  • Other pesticides disrupt the functioning of our hormones.
  • Pesticides can disrupt the functioning of our immune system.
  • Many insecticides act on the central nervous system.
  • Some pesticides are absorbed by our fat tissue. The combined effect of such a cocktail of harmful substances is unpredictable.

Stupidity

We know that we are messing up, and we are still going on.

There are definitely a few essential things we need to survive.

Air, water and food

And we poison all three of them.

Remarkable, we need organisations like Greenpeace to conquer for a healthier and cleaner environment.

Where is our common sense gone to.

 So, what do you tell your grandchildren when they ask: “Grandma and Grandpa didn’t you know these chemicals where bad for us?

What will your answer be?

 

What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren

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