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Sec 2 Sustainable Environment Programme. Climate Changes. Details of the programme. Theme: Climate Change. Climate Change (15 mins ). Think-pair-share In your pairs, discuss what you have learnt about climate change in IS lesson Questions to be discussed What is climate change?

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details of the programme
Details of the programme

Theme: Climate Change

climate change 15 mins
Climate Change (15 mins)
  • Think-pair-share
    • In your pairs, discuss what you have learnt about climate change in IS lesson
    • Questions to be discussed
      • What is climate change?
      • What causes climate change?
      • How can we slow down climate change?
what is an ecological footprint
What is an Ecological Footprint?

Measurement of humanity’s demand on nature

The amount of land and water area a human population uses to provide all it takes from nature

trigger activity
Trigger Activity

How many human footprints do you think it takes to produce a T-shirt, a pair of jeans and a pair of sneakers?

How much water do you think you need to wash the clothes you wear per year?

calculate your ecological footprints
Calculate your ecological footprints

Log on to the website below and calculate your ecological footprints

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/

http://ecoguru.panda.org/#/home

carbon footprint

Carbon footprint

What is it?

Why do we need to reduce it?

what is carbon footprint
What is Carbon Footprint?

Total amount of greenhouse gases produced (e.g. carbon dioxide, CO2) to directly and indirectly support human activities in a given time frame.

direct impact from human activities
Direct Impact from Human Activities

Carbon Emissions from public and private transport

Burning of fossil fuels to power energy plants

indirect impact from human activities
Indirect Impact from Human Activities

Distance our food has to travel before it is consumed by us

Distance to deliver the clothes to us

why is it important to reduce carbon footprints
Why is it important to reduce carbon footprints?
  • Carbon dioxide is a form of greenhouse gases.
  • Traps the heat on the earth leading to global warming and ultimately climate changes.
  • According to report by WWF (2012), Singapore is the top carbon emitter in Asia-Pacific

Thinking Question:

Why do you think Singapore is the top carbon emitter in Asia-Pacific?

how can we help to reduce carbon footprints
How can we help to reduce carbon footprints?

Turn off electrical appliances when not in use e.g. television, DVD player

Carbon footprints of common electrical appliacnces

how can we help to reduce carbon footprints1
How can we help to reduce carbon footprints?

Turn down the water heating setting

Fill washing machine with a full load

Do weekly shopping in a single trip

Fit energy saving light bulbs

Take public transport / car pool

Recycle

Reduce consumption of meat

pledge to
Pledge to
  • At the end of lesson,
    • Write down one thing you will do to reduce the carbon footprint
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