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An ICAN environmental awareness program
Climate Change?!

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle. But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.

Burning fossil fuels generates greenhouse gas emissions that act like a blanket wrapped around the Earth, trapping the sun’s heat and raising temperatures.

Examples of greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change include carbon dioxide and methane. These come from using gasoline for driving a car or coal for heating a building, for example. Clearing land and forests can also release carbon dioxide. Landfills for garbage are a major source of methane emissions. Energy, industry, transport, buildings, agriculture and land use are among the main emitters.

Is it too late to stop climate change? - Kurzgesagt

Demonstration

Have You Heard?

You've probably heard about climate change and global warming, maybe from your parents, your teacher, or even on TV. But do you know what they are or what causes them? Do you know they're harmful to Earth and you as a human? Today we're going to talk about climate change and global warming, why they're important, and what causes them.

Understand what it is..

To understand what climate change is, first you need to understand what climate is. Climate is the big picture of weather, put together with information like temperature and rainfall, for a region of Earth. For example, the climate of Alaska is cold and snowy, while California stays warm and doesn't see much snow.

the greenhouse effect

So, what's causing global warming? It's being caused by a phenomenon scientists call the greenhouse effect. A greenhouse is a glass house people build to create the perfect environment to grow plants. Earth has its own sort of greenhouse - the atmosphere. The greenhouse gases high in Earth's atmosphere, such as water vapor, carbon dioxide, and methane, create a shield around Earth and act like a greenhouse.

Rays from the Sun pass through this layer of gas to warm Earth. Earth then gives off heat, which is shot back into space. The greenhouse gases stop some of the heat from escaping, keeping Earth warm enough for us to live. This is the greenhouse effect. Without this, life on Earth wouldn't be possible. It's a good thing for us!

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Planting a Tree

ICAN wants to extract learning from solving the climate crisis through analyzing big agenda into smaller parts.

Here is how it works, ICAN is training students to think big topics and to break it down to smaller details that students can learn a lot from. Climate change can be divided into smaller parts and those parts into smaller details. By mastering these smaller details, the student can be an expert in climate change as a whole. 

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This is done using MINDMEISTER Mind Map, a program allows students to break down ideas into smaller helpful ones! 

The goal is to help kids create their own version of mind maps with solutions that are based on science, math and history!