Is Climate Change Real?


“Climate Emergency – Families facing Climate Change” by John Englart (Takver) is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

By: Pedro Lopez, Reporter

So I heard you guys don’t believe in climate change. Today, I will explain to you guys what climate change is and change your mind about if climate change is real. 

Clues about the past climate are buried in the layers of Earth under oceans, locked away in coral reefs, in glaciers, and ice caps.

 What’s global warming? When sunlight hits the Earth, the sunlight reflects, but the Earth absorbs some sunlight. Some of the energy gets sent back to space while the other energy is trapped by carbon dioxide and send’s right back to Earth’s surface, heating the Earth. This is the greenhouse effect. A little greenhouse effect is natural for the Earth, but too much greenhouse is bad for the Earth.

What is Carbon? Carbon is a chemical element like oxygen, hydrogen, and lead. Carbon is the same thing. Carbon dioxide is made up of two oxygen atoms and one carbon atom. Carbon Dioxide is important because of the greenhouse effect.

What can we do to stop Global warming? We can use less fuel by using a bike instead of a car. But if you don’t have one, you can use public transportation. When your driving, don’t slam on the pedal. Try to use less gas by loosening the pedal, and if you do, you are making a difference in the world.