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2 Since ancient times Nature has served Man being the source of his life. For thousands of years people lived in harmony with environment. But with the development of civilization man's interference in nature began to increase. Since ancient times Nature has served Man being the source of his life. For thousands of years people lived in harmony with environment. But with the development of civilization man's interference in nature began to increase.

3 An Apple as the World Look at the apple and use your imagination to think of what the apple could represent. We think it looks like the Earth. Lets cut the apple into quarters. Three-quarters of the Earth's surface is water and only one-quarter is land.

4 Lets cut the piece representing land in half. Only one-half the land, or the total Earth's surface is habitable. The rest of the land is the deserts, mountains, frozen ice caps, and other places people cannot live.

5 We take the piece that represents the habitable land, and cut it into 4 sections. Only 0.25 of the Earth's habitable land or one-thirty-second is where All the Earth's food come from. Lets think what would happen if this part of the world were damaged or destroyed.

6 The ecological harmony is disturbed. Industrial enterprises emit harmful substances causing acid rains, greenhouse effect, ozone depletion. They pollute the air we breath, the water we drink, the land we live in. Acid rains Water pollution Ozone depletion Greenhouse effect

7 The ozone layer Up in the sky, above the air we breath, theres a layer of gas called ozone. It helps us by blocking out rays from the sun that can harm our skin, and by letting the rays that are good for us come through. Were lucky to have the ozone to protect us!

8 WHATS HAPPENING Now the ozone layer is being damaged by gases that people have made. The gases are called CFCs, and halons. They are used in refrigerators, fire extinguishers, air conditioners, plastic foam, and some other things. HOW IT HAPPENS The CFCs float up to the top of the atmosphere, where the layer of ozone is, and eat up the ozone just like little Pac – Men.

9 The planet Earth is mostly water. Oceans cover the biggest part of it there are lakes, rivers, streams, and even water underground. All life on Earth from the littlest bug to the biggest whale depends on this water. It's precious. But we're not doing a very good job of keeping water clean. In many places, the water has become polluted.

10 RIVERS AND LAKES Rivers and lakes are polluted by garbage, or by poisonous chemicals which are dumped right into them. THE SEAS The ocean, which is a home to so much life, has been used as a place to dump garbage and poisonous chemicals for a long time. It's getting polluted, too. The ocean, which is a home to so much life, has been used as a place to dump garbage and poisonous chemicals for a long time. It's getting polluted, too.

11 UP IN THE SKY When we look up, we see the clouds and the blue sky. But there are other things in the sky that we don't see. Some of these are harmful to the Earth. When we look up, we see the clouds and the blue sky. But there are other things in the sky that we don't see. Some of these are harmful to the Earth.

12 WHAT CAN HAPPEN Sometimes the gases get into rain clouds, where they get mixed in with rain or snow. Then the acid falls back to earth with the rain or snow. This is called acid rain. Sometimes the gases get into rain clouds, where they get mixed in with rain or snow. Then the acid falls back to earth with the rain or snow. This is called acid rain. WHAT HAPPENS When power plants burn coal to make electricity, and when cars burn gasoline, invisible gases are released into the air. Some of these gases can mix with water and make it acidic, like lemon juice or vinegar.

13 THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT A GREENHOUSE? A greenhouse is a building made of glass, where you can grow flowers and other plants that need a lot of warmth. A GREENHOUSE? A greenhouse is a building made of glass, where you can grow flowers and other plants that need a lot of warmth. HOW IT WORKS HOW IT WORKS The sun shines in through the glass and warms the greenhouse, and the roof and walls keep the heat from getting out. The sun shines in through the glass and warms the greenhouse, and the roof and walls keep the heat from getting out. OUR GREENHOUSE OUR GREENHOUSE The Earth is surrounded by a blanket of invisible gases (with names like carbon dioxide) that act just like a greenhouse. The sun shines in, and the blanket of gases traps the heat like a roof, keeping it close to the planet. That's good we can't live without warmth. WHAT'S GOING ON The Earth is surrounded by a blanket of invisible gases (with names like carbon dioxide) that act just like a greenhouse. The sun shines in, and the blanket of gases traps the heat like a roof, keeping it close to the planet. That's good we can't live without warmth. WHAT'S GOING ON Factories, electric power plants, and cars are making a lot of new gases. Even trees, when they're cut down, give off the gases! These new gases are trapping more and more of the sun's heat. This is called the greenhouse effect, or global warming. Factories, electric power plants, and cars are making a lot of new gases. Even trees, when they're cut down, give off the gases! These new gases are trapping more and more of the sun's heat. This is called the greenhouse effect, or global warming. WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHAT CAN HAPPEN If the earth's temperature gets hotter by just a few degrees, it could change the weather all over the planet in big ways. Places that are warm would become too hot to live in, and places that are cold would become warm. The places that grow most of our food could get too hot to grow crops any-more. If the earth's temperature gets hotter by just a few degrees, it could change the weather all over the planet in big ways. Places that are warm would become too hot to live in, and places that are cold would become warm. The places that grow most of our food could get too hot to grow crops any-more.

14 Lets keep the Earth green and healthy and full of millions of wonderful creatures!


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