Be water wise By Madeleine, Tom, Caleb and Ikra
CONTENTS How water helps slow climate change 4. Ways we could save water. 2. Fast facts 5. SAVE OUR PLANET 3. The greenhouse effect
SAVE WATER AND STOP CLIMATE CHANGE Water has never been more precious. Not only does it supply us humans and all other animals on earth, but it can help prevent CO2 levels increasing. CO2 (carbon dioxide) is absorbed by plants and water. Our planet is getting hotter (the greenhouse effect) meaning the sea and rivers are getting hotter to. Hot water cannot contain as much CO2 as cold water, releasing more CO2 into the atmosphere and making the planet even hotter.
2/3 of our body is made up water • Water is the most commonly found substance on Earth • Of all of Earth’s water, 97% is salt water in the oceans and seas. • Public water suppliers process 37 billion gallons of water a day for public and domestic usage. FAST FACTS ABOUT WATER
The Greenhouse Effect The Greenhouse effect is this; The sun shines on Earth and bounces off it with short wave length. Because there is so much CO2 in the atmosphere, the sun’s energy heats it up and electrifies it causing it to disperse the heat in all directions. Including back down to Earth causing the planet to heat up.
Ways we could save water Have a shorter shower Use one flush Fix leaky taps Turn the tap off while you brush your teeth Don’t water your plants if its going to rain later or the next day Re-use dirty washing up water- you could tip it on your plants.
THE WORLD IS PRECIOUS, EVERY BIT, SO PLEASE DON’T MAKE A MESS OF IT! HEAL OUR PLANET SAVING WATER IS JUST ONE WAY