According to NASA, 2017 was one of the hottest years ever recorded. The average surface temperature of Earth has increased about the 1.8°F over the past hundred years. And scientists expect the climate to at least warm another 0.5°F to as much as 8.6°F by 2100. Okay - Earth is getting hotter. Why is that a big deal? It turns out that as our climate warms, glaciers and polar ice sheets melt, raising sea levels and threatening coastal areas. In addition to the disappearance of our coastlines, Earth will experience more extreme droughts, stronger hurricanes and changing wind and ocean patterns.
As animal and nature lovers, kids are the perfect advocates to call for climate protections. No, they don’t have to speak in front of Congress. They can make simple changes at home, in school and they can encourage others to do the same. It’s easy to help to prevent climate change. Here are some simple ideas…
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Study hard and learn about the environment in school. Try out a career that helps wildlife. Need some ideas?
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