Climate change is the changing temperature of the earth.The temperature of the earth is looked after by the atmosphere and it has been looked after for millions of year by the earth itself using the earths natural processes.
The main thing that effects the earths temperature is something called the Greenhouse Gases.You can find out more about them by watching the videos and by reading about them here.
Over the last few hundred years humans have added more Greenhouse gases than the earth can cope with which has meant the earth has been warming too fast.
We add to these greenhouse gases by using things.Almost everything we do every day creates more greenhouse gases.This is because everything we use needs to be made - they are made from other things and they use energy to be be made. We call this resources. This includes the food we eat, how we travel, how much electricity or gas we use, how much we buy and how much we throw away - they all use resources so that they can be used by us.
We measure this by the amount of Carbon we can save and the amount of energy we can save.Almost everything uses carbon as energy which means we can work out how much we are saving and what else we could do with it.You can see this in the Carbon Calculator and you can see how much you are saving in your profile page.
The good news is that if we understand what resources we are using and change the choices that we make when we do things then we can help stop the climate changing too fast and, together, we really can save the planet.
Watch these video’s and get points for watching and learning more about Climate Change and do the Quests to earn more points to get your Climate Carbonator badge and to save your Island.