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?

If you’re a kid, join the discussion below! You have two choices:

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  2. Reply to kids’ ideas. Click the reply link under their comment. You can agree or disagree with them – just explain why!

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361 Responses to What Do Kids Know?

  1. Stella USA says:

    Climate change is very bad. It is giving the kids with asthma a harder time and giving kids allergies. Global warming is the effect of climate change, causing ice to melt. This means that animals who live in a clod habitat will lose their home. This also means that the ice that reflects the suns heat wont be there, making the planet hotter and hotter till there is no ice left. This is all going crazy! Us people need to try our best to drive less cars, trucks, etc, at once. We need to burn less fossil fuels, we must try out best to stop this.

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    • Rian USA says:

      I thought you were very right by how we need to reduce using cars and other things that burn fossil fuels.

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    • Amelia USA says:

      I thought it was a smart thing to say that global warming effects climate change causing ice to melt this means animals that live in a cold will lose there home. I think that is one of the worst things about global warming and it is one of many worst things about global warming.

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    • Amelia USA says:

      I thought it was a very good thing to say”global warming is the effect of climate change, causing ice to melt. This means that animals who live in a cold habitat will lose their home”. That is one of the worst things about global warming and it was a very smart thing to put that in your comment.

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    • Rian USA says:

      Coming to school on the bus will reduce the amount of fossil fuels in the air. If we keep on letting out fossil fuels and heating up the planet weather patterns will change and in areas that are really hot they will just keep getting hotter, in areas with a lot of rain they will get even more causing floods. If global warming heats up the ocean then more intense tropical storms will start to happen. So trying to slow down global warming will benefit everyone. If flood water stays in an area for a long time then bugs will start breeding and they can carry disease which can make people sick. Even do something as small as turning off lights when you don’t need them can help. We have to stop polluting now.

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  2. Lucas USA says:

    Global warming is terrible. It has killed plants, animals, and also people. It has caused hurricanes tornadoes and floods.It is terrible to breath it in and it’s caused by burning coal, having no tree’s, cars, factory’s, and more. Climate change is affecting our future also.

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    • Jack USA says:

      I like how you pointed out what can cause global warming because it can tell what is happening and how what you need to stop. I know that global warming is also causing sea level to rise, which is causing all the floods in different areas.

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      • Jack USA says:

        I also know that since the globe is warming it is causing ice to melt which is causing animals in cold and snowy areas to die because there is not enough ice and snow for them to keep from getting too hot and drowning because all the ice turned into water.

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  3. Lucas USA says:

    I know that if we planted a lot more trees we could slow down global warming by a lot

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  4. J@son USA says:

    The things i know about global warming is that it extremely bad. For example the reason why global warming is happening is that all the carbon dioxide in the air is trapping all of it in the atmosphere. Also since the industrial revolution 200 years ago scientist believe that’s when global warming started. Dr. Keeling studied the levels of carbon dioxide over 50 years and he noticed the levels of carbon dioxide has increased over such a short amount of time. Over the past 200 years the temperature has risen 1 degree which is a lot because over at least 10,000 years for it to increase that much.

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    • J@son USA says:

      Now I know that since carbon dioxide is in the air it is making the ice melt. Like Antaricta , North pole, and even Greenland. All of these land masses hold tons of ice and when it melts it becomes water. Its going into the ocean and when theres more water in the ocean thenthe sea level rises. Its also bad for the ice to melt because theres ice cores in that ice. Ice cores have little air bubbles and rocks in it from thousands of years ago. Scientists need this so they can see how the earth was milloins of years ago. So you can see ice all over the is in danger. We need to try to stop gobal warming and save the earth. We could lose history that no one has known from millions of years. We must make a change.

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    • Ronan USA says:

      I agree with what you said about Earth’s temperature rising 1 degree is a lot because in the Down To Earth Guide To Global Warming it said that “If you put a popsicle in a freezer at 32 degrees, it will stay frozen. But if it rises to 33 degrees it melts.”

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  5. Kayla USA says:

    Climate Change is an important issue on Earth. Around the globe, people burn fossil fuels to create energy. The Light and Heat from the Sun pass through the atmosphere but with all the carbon dioxide being put in the air, the Light and Heat get trapped in the atmosphere and heat up the Earth. Climate Change could also make animals go extinct. With the Earth warming up too fast, the animals wouldn’t be able to adapt fast enough.

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    • Kayla USA says:

      Now I know that Climate Change is also being effected by deforestation, or the act of cutting trees down trees. Smoking and vaping puts smoke into the air. That means more pollution! Deforestation, however, does not pollute the air

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    • Kayla US@ says:

      Now I know that Climate Change is being affected by smoking, vaping, and deforestation. Smoking and vaping puts smoke into the air, which means more air pollution. Deforestation, however, does not pollute, it just cuts down our oxygen levels. Since trees give out oxygen, and deforestation is happening, less oxygen will be put in the air, which we breathe in oxygen. Trees also absorb CO2, which CO2 is causing Climate Change. CO2 means Carbon Dioxide. Climate Change cannot be stopped, but it can be slowed down. If Climate Change is not being slowed down, icebergs will melt. If icebergs and glaciers melt, sea levels will rise. If sea levels rise, more money will be put into materials for making a barrier. If sea levels keep rising, then there will be flooding. If there’s flooding, there will be a lot of damage. That would cost more money for repairs.

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  6. Ben USA says:

    I know that the earth warming up threatens all living things. More people should take initiative and start
    acting now, before it is too late. We could slow down climate change a lot easier, yet some people just refuse to do certain things. If a lot more people would help, and put more money into it, we could solve this problem.

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  7. Emma USA says:

    I think that all the climate change and global warming around the world is wildly crazy and has to be slown immediately. All the things it´s causing is out of hand. For example the icebergs are melting and that is causing the sea level to rise,witch is causing more flooding,hurricane and other bad storms. Or like how since the storms animals are losing they´re habitats, and without habitats they can die and then go extinct. Animals are also losing they´re habitats from deforestation.( Deforestation is when people or things cut down trees for something.)All these things are outrageous and need to be slowed down.

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    • Emma USA says:

      I now know that a lot of people do not believe climate change. And Animals are dying from global warming and climate change. The icebergs are melting. Were Are The Polar Bears going to live!? forests are dying, were are all those animals like squirrels and birds going to live after there tree dies!? Droughts are happening all over the world. Animals are dying since there water source is drying up. You wouldnt want your home braking. And since the animals are dying and there habitats the food chain is getting messed up!

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    • Laila USA says:

      I agree that climate change and global warming is wildly crazy and should be slon down. Ice bergs are melting, causing the sea levels to rise. It causes very severe hurricanes and bad storms. Animals are losing there habitats from deforestation, Most of them die and then go extinct. That is why many of us should help stop global warming and help save the earth!

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  8. Ailish USA says:

    This is what I know about climate change. It is really bad for the world and for us kids to breath it in and it’s caused by burning coal, having no tree’s, cars, factory’s, and more. Climate change is affecting our future ALOT. In our future the air is probaly gonna be hard to breath in, all black, and smell weird too. And that’s what I had to say about climate change.

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  9. Eliza USA says:

    Climate change has to stop. Climate change is killing animals. Animals are dying because the Earth is getting to warm. We are also polluting way to much. The ice is melting, then the Sun will have nothing to reflect on. The earth will get even warmer than it already is. We are putting so much carbon dioxide into the air, by cars, factory’s,electricity. The more carbon dioxide in the air the hotter the Earth gets.

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    • Eliza USA says:

      now I know more about climate change. I now know that trees take carbon dioxide out of the air. As we cut down trees, we have less resourses to take carbon dioxide out of the air. You might be thinking, ” But trees grow back,” well that takes years. Also adding on to the ice melting, sea levels rise when ice melts. Which causes less people to have homes.

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    • Adrian USA says:

      Nice job Eliza. I like how you typed about climate change and about the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. But remember that also the ocean life is dying as well, such as coral, algae, krill, and etc. But besides that, great job.

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      • Adrian USA says:

        Nice Job Eliza. Like how you described about climate and how it affects the Earth. But remember that the ocean life is dying as well, coral, algae, krill, and etc. With most of these gone the ocean life food chain or food web would break apart. But not only that, but the polar bears, the walruses, and the blue whales are dying.

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  10. Freya USA says:

    Global warming is terrible. Global warming causes ice caps to melt, animals and plants to die off, bad weather, and less ice cores. Ice caps reflect light and heat, so when they melt the heat is absorbed into oceans and land. When heat is absorbed into oceans and land, it makes the overall temperature of the Earth hotter. Animals and plants die off because of climate change because they can’t adapt to the climate. Animals habitats also get destroyed sometimes. For example, animals who live in arctic home is melting. Bad weather is caused too. For example, Hurricane Sandy and all the fires in California. The ice is melting, so glaciologists will make less ice cores, and learn less about the past. In conclusion, global warming truly is horrible.

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    • Freya USA says:

      Now I know that global warming can also cause worse allergies, larger and itchier poison ivy, sea level rise, flooding, more insects, and more bark beetles. When carbon dioxide levels are high, the plants produce more pollen. The heat also makes poison ivy grow for a longer time and get bigger, global warming also make the chemical in poison ivy that is itchy itchier. The ice that melts and runs off into the ocean make the sea level rise. Sea level rise leads to flooding because there is more water. The flooding has water stand still in one place, so insects will use it as a breeding ground. Bark beetles eat trees, and the cold season usually makes them all die, but with global warming, the cold season is shorter so they can stay around longer, and eat more trees.

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      • Annabelle USA says:

        Thats a good point you made about when iceburgs melt sea levels rise and it can cause flouding. This then means that coastal airias could be easily flouded and that lots of houses will be damaged. This then causes the people who live in coastal arieas will want to move closer inland. Then, lots of people who allready live inland will get angry at the people who just moved there because it will get crouded.

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  11. Lukas USA says:

    I know that climate change is when Greenhouse gasses are trapping the light and heat in the Earth’s atmosphere. The Sun admits rays of heat and light. They go to the Earth, and some heat gets absorbs by land and water, but some heat bounces off ice, or other stuff, and the heat that has bounced off goes back to the sun. On it’s way back, some heat gets trapped in the atmosphere by greenhouse gasses. Greenhouse gasses are gasses like carbon dioxide and methane, which trap heat.
    But in the past 200 years, since the start of the industrial evolution, cars, and factories have been releasing too many of these gasses. The greenhouse gasses are trapping more and more heat, and therefore the climate is changing.

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  12. Gabbie USA says:

    I know that factories can cause climate change. I know this because the pollution that comes out factories warms the air. Climate change can also be caused by emissions. Emissions are gas or radiations. I also know that greenhouse gases affect climate change. Over 200 years ago was the Industrial evolution when factories started polluting the air.

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    • Gabbie USA says:

      Now I also know that, climate change is causing droughts, heat waves, and flooding. ANIMALS ARE DYING FROM THE HEAT! Flooding has caused two beautiful land areas to flood. The island of Tuvalu have had plans to evacuate! When there are droughts farmers can’t grow crops. It can also take summer’s heat to the extreme. Heat waves are dangerous because when there is to much heat people can faint. Climate change is something that needs to stop.

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      • Jessica :) USA says:

        I like how you said that animals are dying from heat because then people will actully understand that they have to save our planet from danger now and in the future. I know that people can cause climate change by factories! Your right! WE NEED TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE NOW OR NEVER! We need to save our beutiful planet from the Co2 in the air polouting our land! CLIMATE CHANGE NEEDS TO STOP NOW!

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