(This article is part of a gr. 5 Genius Hour project)
Someday, our earth might be all smokey and only be city and no country. That is why we should take care of our earth now instead of wait until it’s too late to act. If we do not help our environment then our children will live unhealthy lives with no fresh air. And think about it, we wouldn’t have very many animals, such as the birds that wake us up in the morning.
So if people don’t look after our earth, it will die and the air will be polluted, and that will be unhealthy for grown-ups and kids. It will be unhealthy for animals too. All the smoke that we produce goes out into the world and all that smoke is warming up the planet. So let’s take care for our planet before it’s too late. Now I will tell you some of the smokes that pollute the earth and about them. Air pollution includes greenhouse gases. One of these is carbon dioxide, a common part of exhaust from cars and trucks. Greenhouse gases cause global warming by trapping heat from the sun in earth’s atmosphere. Greenhouse gases are a natural part of earth’s atmosphere, but in the last 150 years or so, the amount in our atmosphere has increased. The increases come from car exhaust and pollutants released from smokestacks at factories and power plants. The increase in greenhouse gases is the cause of most of the global warming that happened over the past century. Scientists predict that much more warming will happen over the next century.
So now that you know about greenhouse gases and how it is warming up the earth, but if you want to learn more about how to help the earth keep reading this book.
SMALL WAYS TO HELP OUR EARTH
Here are 8 ways that you can help the earth.
For you will only have one
It is a gift so great,
No other gift will could be greater
Earth serves us
Earth teaches us
It reaches out to us
It gives us peaches with soft fuzz
It gives us snow that never runs low
The earth reaches out to us so much,
So for a change let us reach out to the earth
Instead of polluting it,
Give the earth fresh air to breathe in,
Let it have a long long life
As it has given us
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