What Do Kids Know?


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Here’s your space to talk to kids from around the world.

By sharing what we know about climate change we’re all helping each other have a brighter future. Isn’t that a good idea?!

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What do YOU know about climate change?

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354 Responses to What Do Kids Know?

  1. Sidney USA says:

    We are releasing too much CO2 into the air. WE ARE CAUSING GLOBAL WARMING!!!!! All of us! We should help by using less electricity. A way to do this is to turn off the lights when we are done using them so that we burn less fossil fuels. We should also ride our bikes and walk more often. I walk home so that my parents burn less fossil fuels and release less CO2 into the Earths atmosphere. All of the CO2 is making the greenhouse gasses and trapping our precious sunlight in the atmosphere causing our Earth to heat up. This is very important. In class, we are writing a letter to the governor (andrew m cuomo) and trying to have a meeting with him about this. We as kids, need to know this for our future. Get ready greenhouse gasses, HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Sidney:) USA says:

      Now I know more about climate change. Now I know that oil companies release CO2 into our atmosphere too. They do this by paying a bunch of people to put out false advirtisement that global warming is not real. DONT BELIVE THEM!!!!!!!! First, there is just plain old algae. It then becomes decomposing algae. After that, it becomes oil. This is very bad. The oil then is used at places such as factories, gas stations, and more! This is all gas for transportation and such like airplanes.After that, its just plain air pollution, which makes it hard to breath, as well. From there, it becomes the greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases are a gas that traps sunlight in instead of letting it go back into the atmosphere. This is what is heating up the earth, melting the ice. Soon enough, the sun will have nothing to reflect on! This will make us even hotter than we already are, imagine a hot summer day! Anyway, the greenhouse gases then cause GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!!!!!! After global warming was well-in and started, it caused climate change, thus, making the world worse. Then, there are the effects of climate change. 1) pollution. 2) Greenhouse gases. 3) ice melting. 4) This then causes sea levels to rise. Where do you think all the melted ice goes? 5) Finally, we get flooded and die. Do you want to die? The scary thing is, these are just a few things about climate change that I am writing!!!!!!!

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  2. Cora USA says:

    It’s a good thing we’re getting incontact with Governor Cuomo for him to help us and for us to help him make Ny a better enviorment increase and then we can make america great again. We can help NY kids future won’t go down hill.

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    • CORA USA says:

      We need to stop climate change the earth is warming so then ice is melting and then the sea level is rising.But now i know even more about climate change. Global warming is causing droughts.Also climate change is causing heat waves too. Hundreds and thousands of people have died from climate change and so have animals. Droughts have been causing crops to die and we can’t get organic food so the farmers have to sell their farms because they have dead animals dead crops so they cant make money.

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    • Robert USA says:

      it is very meanigful what you said i also think we should help the enviornment and make the world much better.

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    • Robert usa says:

      it is very meanigful what you said i also think we should help the enviornment and make the world much better.

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  3. Sean USA says:

    Global warming is causing ice caps to melt which is causing 2 things. Polar bears habitats to melt and the earth to heat up even faster! But we can slow it down. By using electric cars instead of ones that use gasoline:) And us kids want to have a good future so stop polluting cause we don´t like it!

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  4. Kerry USA says:

    I know that Carbon Dioxide is very effective to our earth. Climate change causes animals to go extinct. Factories, cars and much more causes climate change. We can not stop climate change but we can slow it down. Us kids have a whole future ahead of us and if we keep polluting it will cause climate change.So if we want to have a future we have to slow down now. When climate change speeds up, more ice will melt which will cause animals to loose their homes. We can slow down climate change by turning off light’s when we leave a room and more.

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    • Kerry USA says:

      Now I also know, burning fossil fuels will also cause climate change. Coal, oil and natural gases are fossil fuels. Because of climate change we are losing a lot of trees because the climate change is making trees dry and then a forest fire begins. Why does this matter? Trees are very important to us because they suck up CO2 (carbon dioxide) which causes less climate change and then the ice will start to stop melting. As you can see we have to start slowing down climate change.

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    • Alex USA says:

      We can also slow down global warming by not using that much fossil fuels and use solar energy. And good point that we have a future ahead of us because if we don´t stop we might not have that future. This can make some people stop polluting if they care about animals. We can also slow down global warming by recycling stuff and use reusable things this can help slow down global warming by making factories stop reproducing new things.

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  5. Kayla USA says:

    Climate Change Is a very important issue for the world. All around the globe, fossil fuels are being burnt to create energy. With all the pollution in the air, the Light and Heat from the Sun get trapped on Earth, making it a lot warmer than it already is. The Light and Heat that is trapped on Earth melt the ice. The ice reflects the Light and Heat out of the atmosphere. Without the ice, the regular ground would absorb the Light and Heat. That makes the Earth warmer. Since the climate is changing so quickly, animals would probably go extinct since animals would probably not be able to adapt to the heat and die, not being able to reproduce.

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  6. Griffin USA says:

    I know that the glaciers and ice is melting. the glaciers and ice are melting so the sun won’t be able to reflect off anything so the land and ocean will absorb it. Also animals that live in the arctic are losing their habitat because the ice caps are melting. Also if we lose the ice than we could not read ice cores because the ice would be melted..

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    • Griffin USA says:

      I also know that Global warming is causing floods and other natural disasters. These can destroy houses and crops. Without crops we cant have some food. These natural disasters can cause farmers to lose their job because without any crops what are they going to do.

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      • JOSEPH USA says:

        I think that your thing you wrote up above was good I like how you explained about natural disasters and global warming can also lead to over 1,000,000 animal species to go extinct in the next 50 years then we won’t have as much food because animals supply a lot of our food

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  7. Sean.C USA says:

    what i know about climate change is how the carbon dioxide is polluting the air so the climate is getting higher and more bad weather is coming.For example cars and factorys are polluting the air

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    • Sean.C USA says:

      Now what I know about climate change is mostly about.I know that ice is melting,which is causing sea levels to rise.Global warming is also causing extreme bad weather such as hurricanes,tornados harder rain falls,and droughts.A lot of people think climate change is not real,or the globe is not warming,but you should ask them”have you speak to climatologist they would probably say no. Now you know they are wrong,it’s happening,and we want to stop that

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      • Laura USA says:

        You are right about people not believing in climate change. I like how you included on what to ask them if they didn’t believe in climate change. Also when the ice is melting, it affects animals to. Polar bears are starving to death because the ice they use is melting. When the polar bears go to get food they need to jump off the ice. If there is no ice to jump off of the polar bears can’t get there food. This is also happening to penguins. They are starving just like polar bears. We have to stop climate change so animals can get there food and they won’t become extinct.

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  8. justin USA says:

    Climate change is very important because if we don’t act fast the climate will rise to high and the icecaps are melting so the polar bears are going extinct and the sea levels are rising so there are more massive floods and wilder weather.

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    • justinUSA says:

      Now i know that some factories are polluting, by making new plastic and stuff. Now its getting dryer in some places, so crops are going dead and so the farmers lose money. Hockey and skiing are not working out.People have to make fake snow, so people can skii. In hockey the ice is melting.Our national parks, are just melting away. Leaves colors are becoming deformed, by climate change. Maple trees are drying, up the sap up so dryer pancakes. Athsma worsons because of dryer seasons and more pollen and thats what ive learned so far.

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      • LaurenUSA says:

        I totally agree with you where you state that factories are polluting, by making new plastic and etc… I also think that you did a great job towards the end when you talked about asthma and how it can get really bad. The detail was really good and I liked the way you added detail on every fact that you had stated. Also the people who farm and grow crops won’t make money and the food will be very, very, expensive.

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  9. Ella USA says:

    I think we should stop burning off so many fossil fuels. For example we can drive our cars less and walk and bike more. If we do this we let less carbon dioxide in the air witch means we will have a better future. Another example is we can use less electricity. A way to do this is to use solar panels. We use these because we don´t burn as many fossil fuels. This could make our lives better.

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    • Ella USA says:

      Now that I learned more about climate change I know it is really effecting our future. In our notebooks we did a cause and effect chain. Air pollution causes global warming. Global warming cause sea levels to rise and ice melting and this really hurts animals in there habitat. After this happens we cause flooding and this means trouble. We all are causing this! We all need to not pollute and save our future!

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    • Brady USA says:

      Good point on which you said we should stop burning so many fossil fuels and start using more solar panels.

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  10. Stella says:

    Climate change is horrible.It effects animal lifes,weather,and even humans! We lll need to work together and stop climate change.It causes global warming,which means the ice melts, and if the ice melts,there is nothing to reflect the heat of the sun,no land for the artic animals,and no ice cores for scientists to know more about the history.As you can see,ice is very important!

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  11. Ferenc USA says:

    climate change is very bad because it can kill the animals living in a habitat because they could be used to warm weather but then it gets warmer and they can’t adapt to the change and then they die out because it takes millions of years to evolve.

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  12. Jaywon USA says:

    I know that climate change is very bad and we should not pollute.The air is getting worse and plants and animals are dieing.We should try to stop it before more bad stuff happens.AN we should use thing that make less pollution,Bottom line for kids out there…Reduce your carbon footprint!!!!!

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