Good morning! It was FANTASTIC to see you last night! Thanks for sharing all your great books! I am THRILLED to see that you are reading so much!!
Well, Earth Day, to me, should be every single day! So today I will continue with some more environmental info! And since we are going to work on CAUSE -> EFFECT next week this is another book which shows how one event causes another event which causes another event.
Today is . . . . .POLAR BEAR DAY!
Here are the facts:
Our Earth is becoming warmer. Since 2001 scientists report we have had the warmest 15 years on record.
Earth’s health relies on a very delicate balance of temperature. Humans have created many different bad habits that are putting our Earth into an UNbalanced state. When the Earth’s climate is UNbalanced we begin to see terrible changes in plant and animal life. And these ultimately DO effect us!
With higher temperatures the sea ice in the Arctic is melting and causing the sea level to rise. The rising sea levels drown islands and flood coastlines. The loss of ice and rising sea levels are drowning polar bears and hurting the seal habitats. But the cause ->effect continues.
If no or less snow falls, other animals such as hares and lemmings are now more likely to be killed and their population will decline. If that happens, then the wolves and foxes that eat those animals may begin to starve.
If there is more sun and higher temperatures the plants that grow in the Arctic would be effected and the herbivore animals that live there such as caribou would be greatly effected.
AND if the temperatures in the Arctic rises the Arctic mosquito population would rise terribly causing a great disturbance with all animal life including humans! (They say those mosquitoes are horrible blood suckers! AHH!)
There are SO many things you can do everyday to protect our environment which greatly affect the polar bears:
- Burn less fossil fuels – be more mindful of how much gasoline you use.
- Use less energy in your home! Turn off lights and unplug items not being used.
- REDUCE – Use less so you have less to throw in the garbage.
- REUSE anything you can so it does go into the trash.
- RECYCLE your trash and purchase products with less packaging!
- Buy local – So purchase foods that have been produced closer to home.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat. Fruits and veggies require far less gallons of water to produce and create far less pollution in our air and water.
- Plant more trees!
Here is today’s read aloud: If Polar Bears Disappeared by Lily Williams. Click HERE.
Polar Bear links:
Polar Bears and How to Save Them
Polar Bears for Kids
Polar Bears National Geographic