Dear people of the ISCFC.
It’s me again.
I have read a document which might be of interest to you. Most of it is irrelevant to the general discussion, but the preamble is fascinating. You believe that pollution will destroy the earth? I disagree.
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Dear people of the ISCFC.
I find your take on Global Warming fascinating. I don’t belive that Global Warming is a myth. it is a real thing, happening at this very moment.
However, it’s not a threat to the human race, nor to the earth as a whole.
Humanity has survived by adapting, and so it will. Most likely, space travel will be available on a global scale before the Earth becomes a boiling pot, or we will develop according to our new conditions, becoming either subterranean or creating out own, synthesized verion of the ozone layer.
Most importantly, we need to understand that the resources we utilize to cause Global Warming are running out fasther than the earth is. We will not be able to destroy the earth if we don’t have the means to do it, and those means are degenerating. Unless we find another way to pollute the planet, carbon emissions will decline.
Lastly, even if Global Warming continues and every single human dies, this will not be the end of the planet Earth. The Earth is built to last. It is a 4,550,000,000-year-old, 5,973,600,000,000,000,000,000-tonne ball of IRON. If life developed here previously, it can do it again.
All in all, Global Warming is not that big of a deal if if care about humanity or the planet Earth. It is only an issue that needs dealing with if we want to sate our own sense of gratification.
when playing around with the calculator, i realized how high my carbon footprint is due to all the flights i make across the globe to visit my family in southern africa. i also realized how drastically the footprint decreased when changing meat quantites.
i would thus like to promote locally produced goods that can be transported within a country with environmental friendly veichles.
By promoting days like Meat Free mondays, which really isnt very hard because you do survive one meet free day per week, its not very much at all, and buying locally produced meat, we can make a huge difference on our co2 emissions!
ofcourse the problem remains that not everything can be produced everywhere at all times, but better start where we can instead of doing nothing! daily life changes is the most important factor in improving our results and reducing our co2 emissions. recycling papers and waste materials, turning off the tap when not using water while brushing our teeth, filling the dishwasher BEFORE turning it on will make a difference. dont wait for them big politicans and environment people to come up with a big fancy solution that will cause a paradyme shift in our society and ways of living, when doing things that should be obvious to us can make a huge difference immediately!
Be smart -Save the planet ^^
Hello again from Mikael Elias gymnasium Stadshagen, Stockholm Sweden!
Looking forward to read the discussions again! If anyone would like to arrange skype meetings with my pupils to discuss sustainable development feel free to contact me!
My pupils are the age of 16 and just about to finish their first year of nature science studies at college level (upper secondary school).
My name is Dubravka and I am a teacher from Požega, Croatia. My pupils and I participated in November 2011 and February 2012 ISCFC, and it was really a rewarding experience so we have decided to join you again.
Here is a link leading to our school web pages (http://www.gimpoz.hr/novosti/797-we-are-the-solution ) where we have published the invitation for the April session accompanied with a short summary of our previous activities and some interesting videos we had used in our discussions. We have added some photograps as well and hope you will enjoy watching them.
I must admit that we will be a little late with our activities this time because we have just returned from a school excursion to Budapest (Hungary) and we will spend this weekend in Pecs and Kopacki Rit (here is some basic information and a short video clip in case you are interested in taking a glimpse of one of Croatian nature parks: http://www.kopacki-rit.com/video-en.html).
I wish you all a pleasant Earth Day and think it would be really a good idea if we could all join or host „Picnic for the Planet events“ ( http://www.nature.org/earthday/index.htm ) and maybe help set the world record?!
Looking forward to reading your posts,
Hello everybody! My name is Jenny and I’m a student from Stockholm.
What shocked me the most when doing this carbon footprint exercise was the amount CO2 emissions released by flying. I tend to travel quite a lot with my family, so I had a rather high footprint. I really enjoy travelling, but maybe I could give up a couple of flights a year for the greater good.
However, I think that the most important aspect of CO2 emissions is what we all could do on a daily basis. We all need to think of, for example, turning off the lights when we leave a room. That isn’t a challenge or huge sacrifice for everybody to make, just flick a switch once you leave a room. Another thing we could do is reuse for example bags when we go grocery shopping, not a difficult thing to do.
In Sweden, the winters can get really cold and last really long. Instead of simply relying on heating systems we could use extra blankets and socks to keep warm. Another problem during the winter is the fact that the public transports usually run late or get cancelled. Improvements need to be made in the public transports in order to encourage people to avoid using a car of their own all the time.
I am a student from Stockholm, Sweden. Earlier we calculated how much CO2 we release into the atmosphere. I must say I was shocked at the impact eating meat has on the environment. I did know it was bad, just not how bad. Knowing this will definately make me try to eat less meat when I’ve got the option. Informing more people of what impact eating meat has could make more people eating vegetarian food, which is better for the environment!