2 ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS LANDWATERAIRWHAT CAN YOU DO?LISTEN TO THE SONGTOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
3 LAND: LITTER Causes: Lack of education People’s carelessness Consequences:Streets are dirtyDiseases are spreadSolutions:Get involved in recycling schemesEducate childrenClean up the litter in cities
4 LAND: DEFORESTATION Causes: Acid rain Cutting down or burning forests Consequences:Animals and plants lose their homesAnimals may become extinctLess oxygen to breatheSolutions:Plant new treesRecycle paper products
5 LAND ENDANGERED SPECIES Causes:Overhunting (for skin, food), overfishingDestruction of natural habitatConsequences:Animals may become extinctA domino effect that will threaten other speciesSolutions:Start breeding programmesStop buying products made of parts of animalsSet up nature reserves
6 WATER WATER POLLUTION Causes: Pouring domestic and industrial waste into rivers, lakes and seasPolluting water with chemicals from factoriesConsequences:Stomach problems – water not safe to drink or swim inSealife is threatened with extinctionSolutions:Build water purifying plantsClean up river banks
7 WATER OIL SPILL Causes: Oil tankers releasing thick oil into oceans Consequences:Dead birds, whales and other sea animalsPolluted oceansSolutions:Use alternative sources of energy (solar power, electric)Transport oil in a safer way
8 AIR AIR POLLUTION Causes: Exhaust fumes and factory emission Smog and factory emissionsConsequences:Serious health problems -allergies, breathing problemsWildlife is damagedSolutions:Put filters on factories’ chimneysUse cars less
9 AIR ACID RAIN Causes: Air pollution Burning coal and other fossil fuelsConsequences:Wildlife is damagedLakes and rivers are polluted – fish dieHealth problems – breathing problems, asthma, headaches, brain damageSolutions:Conserve energyUse alternative sources of energy
10 AIR GREENHOUSE EFFECT Causes: Burning natural gas, coal and oil DeforestationPopulation growthConsequences:Global warmingSea level riseSolutions:Reduce the use of fossil fuelsPlant new trees
11 What else can you do to save Mother Earth? WHAT CAN YOU DOTake 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 schoolTake action – do not pollute your city, forests, rivers and lakesTake action - write letters to local papersTake action - reduce / reuse / recycle all kinds of items, from soda pop cans to clothes to save energy and raw materialsWhat else can you do to save Mother Earth?
12 EARTH SONGEarth 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 farHey, 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 worthIt'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
13 TOPICS FOR DISCUSSIONWhat 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.
14 THE END Thank you for your attention Now go and act to save the earth before it’s too late!
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