Thursday, April 17, 2008

Earth Day 2008


Hey Fifth Graders!


Earth day is coming! Earth Day is on April 22nd. This day was first celebrated in 1970, when kids and adults marched in parades and shared their concerns about our planet. Now we celebrate Earth Day every year on the 22nd.


Here is your question..... What do you think is the Earth's most serious problem? Why? What can kids and grown- ups do to help?


Please respond by Monday..... the 21st, just in time for Earth Day!


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think the worst thing is the pollution because the polar bears are dying awwwwww so i think what people could do is RECYCLE (not to be a nerd)


M&M (Emma)

Arrow said...

I think the most serious problem is not global warming, but global cooling. This year, temperatures have hit record lows. I'd like Al Gore to see our winter this year. Global warming? Ha! Not a chance! The real issue is global cooling!

A panel of Nobel Prize winners and other scholars said if there is global warming, the cost of fighting it outweighs the benefits.* A Russian scientist said to stock up on fur jackets, because the sun is inactive.^ He said that this means that colder weather is coming.

According to the Copenhagen consensus, the important challenges are:
1 Diseases, Control of HIV/AIDS
2 Malnutrition, Providing micro nutrients
3 Subsidies and Trade, Trade liberalization
4 Diseases, Control of malaria

*=Found on

http://www.copenhagenconsensus.com/Admin/Public/DWSDownload.aspx?File=Files%2fFiler%2fCC%2fPress%2fUK%2fcopenhagen_consensus_result_FINAL.pdf last updated on April 11, 2008

^=Found on http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=332289
Article written February 25, 2008

Anonymous said...

I think that the Earth's most serious problem is Global Warming because soon all of the ice glaciers will melt and the animals will have no place to live. Also, the melted glaciers will turn into massive hurricanes and that would not be good because lots more people could lose their homes. Kids can help by holding up signs that say stop polluting, clean up garbage and recycle. Grown ups can buy Hybrid cars to help prevent pollution. We really need to be in this together to help save the environment!
Bailey

Anonymous said...

I think that the worst thing that's going on is global warming. With the glaciers melting and us not helping anything, it can cause a big problem. It was said that in about 20 years, if it hasn't gotten better, the whole country of Greenland will be underwater, and the rest of the world could follow. People should stop polluting and be more energy-efficient.

Leo

Anonymous said...

I think the most important part of EARTH DAY is to be with your friends and family making our EARTH a BETTER place to live.

(: ASHLEY :)

Anonymous said...

I think that the world's biggest problem is rainforest deforestation. 1 tree can give 4 people oxygen for an entire year! If the population keeps growing at a faster and faster pace and the number of trees keeps decreasing, what will happen to the people if there is not enough oxygen? You may think that none of the tree decrease is your fault, but it is. It is almost everyones fault. Some people more than others, but still everyones fault. Everyone contributes to this slow motion global disaster. Every time you throw out a piece of paper, you are wasting arond 1/8 of a tree. If you recycle paper, you will not be as guilty.Also, if you throw out paper products, you not only speed up tree demolition, but you are putting paper into landfills which are under the ground and can take years to biodegrate. Research shows that landfills have up to 90% paper in them that people were stupid enough not to recycle. So if you want to help the Earth and it's residents, my suggestion is, RECYCLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


-TORI

matt said...

I think the most serious thing that is going on right now is global warming because it is melting away all the ice, so the water keeps getting higher and we could be under water soon.

Matt

Anonymous said...

I think the most serious problem is global warming because the Earth is going to get warm an then all our glaciers are going to melt and animals like the polor bear will start to leave. Polor bears need ice and global warming is killing the polor bears because they dont have ice to live. You can recycle so were not working the factories as much. ''That will help a lot'' Also you can pick up garbage. Come on lets get out there and save our planet.

Nicole

Anonymous said...

I think the most serious problem is global warming because all the ice is melting and all the animals are dying in the north pole.
Kids and grown-ups can help by recycling, walk instead of riding in a car, and turning off the lights when you are not using them!

Marisa

Anonymous said...

i think the earths most biggest problem is throwing trash o the ground



jasmine

Kimmay said...

I think the Earths's most seious problem is us! It is becaue of humans that their is globle warming or lots of trees getting cut down. I mean it is not like you see lions cutting down trees and littering. How we can help is Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle!

Anonymous said...

I think Earth's biggest problem is all the trash on the ground! There is trash everywhere, on the beach, at the park, on the street and sidewalks, in lakes and oceans, and even more places. Everyone can make a difference by simply not throwing their trash on the ground. Plus, everyone could help clean up all the trash. I think if everyone pitched in and helped, the world would be a healthier and more safe!

Shannon

BEN said...

I think the earths most serious problem is global warming. THat is serious buisness because the glaicers keep melting and eventualy the world will be under water. If the earth is under water where do we live?
Ben

Anonymous said...

I think the worst part about poullution is that it causes global warming, then that melts the ice caps, then that raises the water level of the earth, then we all drown. NOT FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!










Drew

Anonymous said...

I think the most important problem is global warming. If people don't help by having way less energy used and recycling, not littering then you just made humans,animals go extinct quicker. Try as hard as you can with as many people as possible to make humans last longer.


Nick Rosler

Anonymous said...

I think one of the biggest problems is pollution. I think it is pollution because it affects everything. Human waste, pollutes, the air we breath, the water we drink, and the food we eat. It is important that we control our waste and recycle whenever possible.

Laura

Anonymous said...

I think the worst thing that is happening to the world is global warming because of many reasons. One reason is because the oceans are rising from the melting ice caps. Another reason is the climate is changing causing floods, droughts,and extreme temperatures.
These are only two reasons wy global warming is very bad. People can help by using less gas and oil. you can do that by walking to places

Connor

Anonymous said...

I think the Earth's most serious problem is deforestation. The trees are being cut down and animals are losing their homes. Trees can provide oxygen for 4 people for a year. In addition, they take in the carbon dioxide we breath out. Trees also provide us with paper. Rain forest trees can provide gum. You can help save trees by recycling and planting new trees where old ones were cut down.

Michelle

Dan the awesome guy said...

I think that the most serious problem is pollution because in China pollution was so bad people kept getting born with birth defects because they had polluted their drinking water. Once my family & I were driving by a big green countryside (not our school) and I saw a BIG factory puffing out smoke with all the grass around it black. If pollution keeps up, one day mankind will pay for it.

Anonymous said...

I think that the worst problem is that there is so much poverty and some countries have so much to eat that they weigh so much and in other countries people are dying of starvation. There are many other problems that the earth has but that is just one that came to my mind.

Amelia

haug said...

I am going to the park to pick up trash and the beach to pick up soda cans

Anonymous said...

I think the worst problem is the pollution and gobal warming becuase all of the glaciers are melting and animals like babyseals are dying! Isn't that sad:( Something we can do is buy Hybrids for a car so we don't use so much gas.

:-) NAE NAE (-:

Madz said...

I think the worst thing for the environment is us. We produce so much crap that the earth is suffering. To solve this problem, we could reduce, reuse, and recycle EVERYTHING!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think globel warming is a big problom that needs to be stopped. thor

Anonymous said...

I think the genocide in Darfur is the worst because it has killed more than
400,000 innocent people and tore 2.5 million from their homes. I think the US government should put some pressure on the Darfur government to try and find a solution. Since nothing is being done kids are suffering from disease and malnutrition.

(!!!GRAHAM!!!)

Anonymous said...

hi everybody can we post things that are off subject

Anonymous said...

the 1 above is mine Emma ha ha

Anonymous said...

Hi everybody who reads this. I'm sad we're not in elementary school anymore. This summer is horrible for me. I wish school went another month.



Nick Rosler

Anonymous said...

I'm sad, too. (About school being over!) The summer days just drag. Blah. See you guys in 6th grade!

Leah

Anonymous said...

hey guys do u still go on??™

Emmi

Anonymous said...

Leah? your not in our class but who cares.™

Anonymous said...

the one above is mine geez i need to stop writing sorry

Emmi

Anonymous said...

hey i saw high school musical 3 it is da bomb /o/z!




Emmi

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