No one can predict with certainty what will happen as a result of climate change. However, a panel of 2500 scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) agree that it is over 90% certain that global warming and climate change are happening and that it is very likely that this is being caused by human activity.
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Use the diagram right to ask yourself some important questions about the future. Assume that you are thinking about 50+ years into the future 2060ish!
Is the scenario suggested greatly exaggerated?
What do you think will happen?
Draw your own version of the diagram below.
Station: CARBON CENTRAL: You now arrive back at the terminus and you should have achieved the following:
Tested your personal knowledge about CARBON emissions.
Improved your knowledge about CARBON emissions.
Discovered that many figures concerning CARBON emissions are different.
Measured your own CARBON footprint using a suitable calculator.
Found out how your home is contributing towards CARBON emissions.
Created your own ‘action plan’ to reduce your CARBON footprint.
Investigated ways in which you can ‘offset’ your CARBON emissions.
Found out about other peoples knowledge and attitude towards CARBON emissions.