Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's getting hot in here.

The world is changing.

That seems almost ridiculous to type. The world is constantly changing. The plates underneath us are moving, the oceans are growing and shrinking. The trees are growing, babies are growing. The world is constantly moving, changing, growing.

And it's getting hotter too.

October 15 is Blog Action Day - where over 1000 bloggers from 140 different countries commit to blogging about a single topic - to inspire change.
This year, 2009, the topic is Climate Change.

I recognize that this is a hot topic. One that even the students in my preschool class were aware of. Last year, during Earth Day, we did a unit on taking care of our planet. And why its important.

"We need to take care of Earth because it is our home."
"If we don't take care of Earth, we won't have places to live."
"Earth is like our baby dolls. We have to share so everyone can have some."
"If the Earth gets hotter like my lunch, can we eat it?"
"We have to recycle so that we don't have to cut down more trees."
"That's why we don't waste paper."
"Is earth going to blow up like Transformers movie?"

The Earth is changing. The climate is getting warmer. Is it natural progression or are humans causing it? There's evidence that shows both.

But does it really matter what the cause is? Shouldn't we be doing everything in our power to slow it down, to save and conserve as many natural resources as possible, if only to preserve it for future generations?

If my three year olds can recognize the simplicity of it - SHARE - why can't we?
let's NOT use all the oil to power our cars so that future generations will have some.
let's NOT send the Earth into another ice age so that future generations will be able to enjoy the beautiful fall and spring weather.

And if all else fails, maybe the Earth will blow up like in the Transformers movie.


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