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Global warming

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Environmental Science Global warming coursework By Jason Moore 11H Task: We are trying to find the efficiency of out road transport. Introduction: We are dong this topic because it's potentially the biggest problem this planet could face. Global warming is the warming up in the earth's climate. The earth has warmed up about 1 degree over the last 100 years, scientists aren't sure if the earth is just warming up on its own or weather its down to people helping the process along with the things we do. The main cause of global warming is the increasing use of fossil fuels. Since the industrial revolution people have needed more energy for work and in the home, this has come from the burning of fossil fuels more fossil fuels, particularly coal and oil. This is also down to them being burnt and releasing more carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere which cause what's known as The green house effect. Global warming causes the sea levels to rise. This is caused by the ice sheets and glaciers are being melted. Sea levels have risen by 0.25 metres in the last 100 years, in the next 100 years the sea levels will probably rise by another 0.5 metres. There are many low lying areas of the world, like the south-east England and others in trouble due to flooding. ...read more.

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My hypothesis was that there would mainly be 1-3 people in one car at any time; any more would be highly unlikely except for parents on the school run towards our school or Overton Grange. Our methods were for two groups to tally the amount of people in cars going to and from Sutton. We did this by doing two separate ways of collecting our data, the first one was to wait outside the Sutton car park and record the amount of people in the car, whether they were coming or going to Sutton, and the last piece of data was work vehicle they were driving. The other method was to stand on the pavement of the main road into Sutton and record the same things we did at the car park, also we recorded which time the data was recorded. Numbers in car. 8:00 to 8:30 9:00 to 9:30 10:00 to 10:30 11:00 to 11:30 12:00 to 12:30 1:00 to 1:30 2:00 to 2:30 1 280+235 150+230 125+160 179+178 156+160 196+178 165+156 2 66+80 47+74 54+68 74+89 71+80 59+73 61+54 3 18+18 12+7 6+5 6+17 11+15 11+16 8+11 4 4+3 2+7 3+3 3+4 6+4 3+4 1+2 5 1+0 1 0+2 2 2+1 3 3 Total of people in cars. 705 530 426 552 506 543 461 Bus 6+29 8+14 9+10 9+8 8+7 6+8 9 Lorry 11+16 7+13 4+11 1+3 5+7 5+9 76 Van 22+26 45+29 36+40 36+53 43+37 53+35 22 Push Bike 8+8 2+3 1+1 4+1 ...read more.

Conclusion

Table 2: In table 2 it shows you our results that we collected from outside the main car park at Sutton station. We recorded the amount of people in vehicles and what form of travel that their using. They are a huge percentage of people travelling by themselves in a car; this table follows the same as table 1, all of our results follow the same pattern as in the 2nd table. Table 3: In table 3 it's showing the data we collected around our school on how they travel to school. We asked 105 people and 46% of the people travelled to school by car, 36% of people took the bus, 16% take the train and y 4% of the students at my school walk. Conclusion: Having collected and analysed all of the data I believe that there is far to many people travelling by themselves in cars or not travelling very far, instead of getting public transport or riding a bike or walking a mile, people would rather take there car, and if we don't start either grouping our travel when possible or taking public transport we could damage the earth so much that it cant be reversed, but while were giving all these emissions out the world will go on suffering and continue to increase the amount of global warming. By Jason Moore 11H ...read more.

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