This literacy round is one of my unbelievable terms, This round we learned about the essay which one of us have to write an essay and we can choose our own topic on what we want to about. Writing an Essay is not easy, it takes time and as I learned about it I started to feel like writing is one of my weakness so I started to focusing more on writing than anything that time. I remember seeing myself always checking back and forth trying to find my own mistakes in the paragraph. We have about two to three weeks to finish our essays. Nowadays as I see everywhere around the world started to face this problem which is climate changes.
Do you think climate changes by natural or human activities?
This questions I wanted to know more than anything so I chose about this topic to be my essay. My essay is not perfect, but at least I’ll try to correct my mistakes again and again and I know nothing is perfect and there is always mistakes nobody is perfect so I want you to enjoy reading them.
14 December 2018
Global warming refers to the rise in surface temperature of the earth due to the greenhouse effect created by greenhouse gases. Global warming is a big environmental and social issue all over the world which everyone must know especially our kids and children as they are the future.
The temperature started to become hotter, sea level starting to raising. Does anyone had ever wonder why? well, most people like to think of the solution before they even think of the effect especially the small parts that can become a bigger problem. Before planning the solutions of global warming, we must think about the causes and effects of it first. Even though it is natural for the climate to change, human activities play a part in the causes of climate change. Two ways that this is done is the cutting down of trees which increases temperatures and all contributing factors of pollution.
Some people say climate change over time it is the natural occurrence, but according to an article on the NASA website, “A Blanket Around the Earth”, it talks about the causes and effects of climate change: “On Earth, human activities are changing the natural greenhouse” (NASA). This evidence is relevant to my statement because they said that humans are also a part of climate change. Moreover, it mentions that “Over the last century, the burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil has increased the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2)” (NASA). By all of the theses above statement, they both have the human activity that leads to the bigger climate change problems. Have you ever think of the building the apartments the houses and places where you stand before used to be a thick forest? Have you ever notice your town, your country started to have more building. People cutting down trees to build those.The bigger the place is, the more trees that had been cutting down. Human cutting down those, and who will do they plant those trees back? Trees are the most useful source that we can use it to make many things such as paper, houses and more by cutting down those trees we will have more space for planting crops, building and what we want, however, without trees, cutting down trees are just like living without breathing. The Royal Parks is a website mentioned that “Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. What does that mean? Well, this means tree observe all of the harmful chemical and release oxygen back. They also said that”One large tree can supply a day’s supply of oxygen for four people”.
The question is Where are those chemicals come from? Those chemicals are from human activities. The human creates those chemicals by burning plastic, burning wood, cutting down trees, burning fossil fuels, smoke release by vehicles, smoke release from the factory and more from the same website. If there no more trees to observe those chemicals what will happen? There are a lot of things will happen. For the human, there is a high percentage of getting Cancer and skin diseases. This is why the trees are so important in our life. Protect the trees just like we protecting ourselves from Danger. Now, do you think that human activities play a part in the causes of climate change?
Do you know that you already play a small part in human activities that can cause climate change? Have you ever ride a car or a bus, a motorbike, a train before? Well if you do that means you are also a small part of human activity that can cause climate change. After knowing this information I hope you are patient of what around you. James Edward Hansen is an American adjunct professor directing the Program on Climate Science said that”Global warming isn’t a prediction, it is happening.”If you want to protect our planet think of everything around you. You can save it at the same time you also can destroy it. Choose your own choice because everything is in your hands.
(Credit: NASA Global Climate Change)
After we finish writing our essays, we are now focusing on reading skill which we have four groups and four different books and they are:
Looking for Alaska Novel by John Green
Wonder Novel by R. J. Palacio
Monster Novel by Walter Dean Myers
The Outsiders Novel by S. E. Hinton
All of these books are the books that we read, and we can use by ourselves. For me, I used Finding Alaska and with our team, we have to meet and discuss once a week. Reading is a really fun topic because I love reading. I feel like it is more relax and learn at the same time. Not only we are focusing on reading, but we also focus on the ability, the skill of reading, the vocals. We started to read for about 1 week already, and it went very well because we like to discuss in the team and whenever we are free we always go to read together, this also makes us have more teamwork skill and also to build up our talking, discussion skill at the same time.