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EARTH: SOS Think globally, act locally ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS LAND WATER AIR WHAT CAN YOU DO? LISTEN TO THE SONG TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION.

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2 EARTH: SOS Think globally, act locally

3 ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS LAND WATER AIR WHAT CAN YOU DO? LISTEN TO THE SONG TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

4 LAND: LITTER Causes: Lack of education Peoples carelessness Consequences: Streets are dirty Diseases are spread Solutions: Get involved in recycling schemes Educate children Clean up the litter in cities

5 LAND: DEFORESTATION Causes: Acid rain Cutting down or burning forests Consequences: Animals and plants lose their homes Animals may become extinct Less oxygen to breathe Solutions: Plant new trees Recycle paper products

6 LAND ENDANGERED SPECIES Causes: Overhunting (for skin, food), overfishing Destruction of natural habitat Consequences: Animals may become extinct A domino effect that will threaten other species Solutions: Start breeding programmes Stop buying products made of parts of animals Set up nature reserves

7 WATER WATER POLLUTION Causes: Pouring domestic and industrial waste into rivers, lakes and seas Polluting water with chemicals from factories Consequences: Stomach problems – water not safe to drink or swim in Sealife is threatened with extinction Solutions: Build water purifying plants Clean up river banks

8 WATER OIL SPILL Causes: Oil tankers releasing thick oil into oceans Consequences: Dead birds, whales and other sea animals Polluted oceans Solutions: Use alternative sources of energy (solar power, electric) Transport oil in a safer way

9 AIR AIR POLLUTION Causes: Exhaust fumes and factory emission Smog and factory emissions Consequences: Serious health problems - allergies, breathing problems Wildlife is damaged Solutions: Put filters on factories chimneys Use cars less

10 AIR ACID RAIN Causes: Air pollution Burning coal and other fossil fuels Consequences: Wildlife is damaged Lakes and rivers are polluted – fish die Health problems – breathing problems, asthma, headaches, brain damage Solutions: Conserve energy Use alternative sources of energy

11 AIR GREENHOUSE EFFECT Causes: Burning natural gas, coal and oil Deforestation Population growth Consequences: Global warming Sea level rise Solutions: Reduce the use of fossil fuels Plant new trees

12 WHAT CAN YOU DO Take action - save energy at school and at home (turn off the lights, the radio, the TV and the computer when you're not using them) Take action - walk or cycle to school Take action – do not pollute your city, forests, rivers and lakes Take action - write letters to local papers Take action - reduce / reuse / recycle all kinds of items, from soda pop cans to clothes to save energy and raw materials

13 EARTH SONG Earth Song By: Michael Jackson What about sunrise What about rain What about all the things That you said we were to gain... What about killing fields Is there a time What about all the things That you said was yours and mine... Did you ever stop to notice All the blood we've shed before Did you ever stop to notice The crying Earth the weeping shores? What have we done to the world Look what we've done What about all the peace That you pledge your only son... What about flowering fields Is there a time What about all the dreams That you said was yours and mine... Did you ever stop to notice All the children dead from war Did you ever stop to notice The crying Earth the weeping shores I used to dream I used to glance beyond the stars Now I don't know where we are Although I know we've drifted far Hey, what about yesterday What about the seas The heavens are falling down I can't even breathe What about apathy Can't we feel its wounds What about nature's worth It's our planet's womb What about animals We've turned kingdoms to dust What about elephants Have we lost their trust What about crying whales We're ravaging the seas What about forest trails Burnt despite our pleas What about the holy land Torn apart by creed What about the common man Can't we set him free What about children dying Can't you hear them cry Where did we go wrong Someone tell me why What about babies What about the days What about all their joy What about the man What about the crying man What about Abraham What about death again

14 TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION What can we do to make our cities more environmentally-friendly? Explain why so much attention is paid to ecological problems nowadays and why people are getting alarmed and demand urgent actions to protect nature. We often hear the words harmful effects of civilization on nature. What do they mean? Illustrate the results of harmful and helpful influences of human contacts with nature. How do scientists, journalists, teachers, public and political leaders draw peoples attention to the problems of environmental protection? Explain how and why our attitude towards nature is changing together with the knowledge we are getting. Speak about the practical steps which are being undertaken environment. Man's survival depends upon the way he treats his environment. Say in what way this is true. It is our responsibility to preserve this planet for future generations. Say what must be done to achieve this.

15 THE END Thank you for your attention Now go and act to save the earth before its too late!


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