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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Theme: Climate Change
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
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?
Log on to the website below and calculate your ecological footprints
What is it?
Why do we need to reduce it?
Total amount of greenhouse gases produced (e.g. carbon dioxide, CO2) to directly and indirectly support human activities in a given time frame.
Carbon Emissions from public and private transport
Burning of fossil fuels to power energy plants
Distance our food has to travel before it is consumed by us
Distance to deliver the clothes to us
Why do you think Singapore is the top carbon emitter in Asia-Pacific?
Turn off electrical appliances when not in use e.g. television, DVD player
Carbon footprints of common electrical appliacnces
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
Reduce consumption of meat