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Killing her softly with our selfishness!

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Killing her softly with our selfishness! We use Non-renewable (fossil) fuels like natural gas, coal and oil, to power nearly everything we use in life. However all these materials will run out, and all these materials do physical harm to the environment. However we continuously pump out these substances, and we are going to pay! There are three main problems burning fossil fuels creates. DANGEROUS HEAT! Firstly, burning fossil fuels creates carbon dioxide. The excess carbon dioxide acts like a huge plastic bag around the earth letting all the heat in and hardly any of the heat out. This makes the earth get hotter and if it gets any worse will eventually melt the polar ice caps, flooding the big cities like London and even New York! We know this! Yet we still insist on using more and more in fact it's annual increase is currently 0.5%. This doesn't sound very much but if we carry on cutting down all our trees (the only converter of Oxygen to Carbon Dioxide) ...read more.

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Yet we still insist on using coal and oil which sets off deadly poisons into the atmosphere- getting the hang of this yet? BE A HERO_SAVE THE PLANET! Don't say "oh we can't do anything it's up to governments to sort out" because we can help stop the problem even by sitting on our backsides! each year the average household burns the equivalent of 25 billion calories of energy and here's some thing we can save the planet by doing: Turn it off! The stand by mode on the TV can use as much as 60% of the energy used when switched on! Leaving a computer system on over night wastes enough electricity to print out 1000 pages of a4 Do your own dirty work! The tumble-dryer is the most energy consuming thing in the average household Welcome in the double glazing sales man! Double glazing reduces heat loss and therefore reduces the need of central heating Get Romantic! ...read more.

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We insist on forever cutting down trees! This can cause drought as no water is evaporating from plants to the air to cause rainfall. Or flooding as the soil gets washed into rivers, remember New York and London are under threat from flooding by the greenhouse effect anyway! It also surprise, surprise lets more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, hence more flooding by the greenhouse effect. It's a vicious cycle so why even bother? When a solar panelled roof can generate enough electricty to play 70 episodes fo EastEnders and make 35 cups of tea while it's doing it! WHY OH WHY? Pollution is the biggest and most dangerous international problem so why do we choose to ignore it? And why instead of using the nice healthy methods of generating power like hydro electricity, wave power, wind power or solar power do we choose to poison our world with coal and oil and deadly substances that will if we carry on using as much as we do vanish and kill us at the same time? By Kate Parkin 11 HB ...read more.

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