Global warming for kids

You will learn about “Global Warming” in this video. We know that carbon di oxide, methane, nitrous oxide etc are the gases responsible for the greenhouse effect. However, these days because of increase in pollution, carbon oxide levels are increasing

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What you can do about climate change

Reducing your carbon footprint just got easier. This video uses animations and humour to teach people how they can personally help prevent global warming. Created by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (Pics) – a collaboration of British Columbia’s four

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What happens if the world warms up by 2°C?

Two degrees is the target for limiting the global temperature increase. But even that limit will have a dramatic effect on the world’s climate…

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What people get wrong about climate change

Last December, 195 countries made a historic agreement to battle climate change. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the politics and details. Here we zoom out from the present moment, taking a look at where we came from to

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World’s first feasible method to rid the oceans of plastic

A crowdfunded 100km-long boom to clean up a vast expanse of plastic rubbish in the Pacific is one step closer to reality after successful tests of a scaled-down prototype in the Netherlands. The Ocean Cleanup is developing world’s first feasible

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How keeping cool is making us hot

Cold temperatures are essential to modern life. The cold is central to how we eat, breathe and use medicine. But cooling causes four times more emissions than all of the aviation on Earth. As the planet warms with climate change,

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Air pollution for kids

Cutting of trees is one of the major reasons of air pollution. Air also gets polluted due to the smoke released by many factories and industries. Burning of wood and fossil fuels is another reason of air pollution. Also, vehicles

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How do solar panels work?

The Earth intercepts a lot of solar power: 173,000 terawatts. That’s 10,000 times more power than the planet’s population uses. So is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy? Richard Komp examines how

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What does coal have to do with hunger?

Coal pollution is the single biggest driver of climate change on the planet. If we keep burning fossil fuels at the rate we are now, climate change could push 50 million people into hunger by 2050. It’s not too late

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Soil solutions to climate problems

A powerful solution to the climate crisis can be found right beneath our feet – in the soil. By harnessing the immense power of photosynthesis, we can convert atmospheric carbon, a problem, into soil carbon, a solution. Emerging science proves

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