Fifth graders urge climate change action |

Fifth graders urge climate change action

Ali, Colby, Paige, Ilana, Austin, Eric and Mrs. Ann-Mari Westerhoff - The Climate Change Group

We are fifth graders at Upper Blue Elementary School. We have been doing a project called Exhibition where we studied climate change. We have to take action to stop it, and we are writing to spread the word.

We have learned that our Earth is warming, causing the ice caps to melt, extreme weather, and flooding. The fossil fuels that we burn for our everyday needs and gasses such as methane and carbon dioxide are creating a sheet like a greenhouse, also known as the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is increasing our earth’s temperature and creating large changes.

Everyone can do something to help. Here are some ideas on slow down climate change:

>Ride a bus or carpool

>Walk, skate, or ride a bike

>Unplug your appliances such as a toaster, hairdryer, or phone charger

>Turn off lights to reduce on fossil fuel.

Do these simple everyday tasks to save our Earth and future.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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