Thursday, January 11, 2018

Protect the Bumblebees!

 🐝  Bumblebees, the little fluffy insects you see flying around your garden in the spring. When you hear "bee", you may scream and run out of the room yelling "Kill It, Kill It" or, you might be the one who stomps on the bee, squishing it into mush.  Next time you see a bee just open a window and shoo it out, and let me tell you why...                                                                          
        🐝  Did you know bumblebees are endangered?  Well, they are.  You may be thinking "they're just bugs, why does it matter if all the bees die?"  Actually, it matters a lot!  Bees pollinate flowers, which is how plants reproduce and grow food.  Bumblebees going extinct would mean a mammoth drop in crops.  According to Bees-NRDC,  "Pollination helps at least 30 percent of the world's crops and 90 percent of our wild plants to thrive."  Although we can self-pollinate (to pollinate flowers ourselves), it would take hours to do an acre with at least 10 workers.  Now imagine that on a worldwide scale.   Albert Einstein predicted: “Mankind will not survive the honeybees’ disappearance for more than five years.”            
       🐝  OK, but how do we help?  You can help by planting bee-friendly plants, and you can avoid using harmful chemicals like weed killers in your garden. weeds can be good. I know, I know!  Weeds are pests that invade your garden, but honey bees and every other type of bee love weeds! Especially dandelions and clover.  If you have a lot of bees around your home, you can also leave a small tin of water outside for them to drink from.

                                    Save The Bees!



By Zula

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Electric Airplanes

🌏 I’d Love To Change The World And This Is What I’d Do 🌏✈
By: Zula

Jets leave a large carbon footprint on our earth. Every day roughly 100,000,000 planes take off around the world, emitting more and more carbon into the air. How do we stop this? My idea to change the world is to start making and using electric jets.

By switching to electric jets we will really cut down on the carbon pollution in the air. Burning carbon-based fuels that are absorbed by the ocean and trapped in our atmosphere melt the polar ice caps. This causes the ocean to rise, flooding cities and towns on the coasts. When the ocean temperatures rise and the air temperatures rise, more intense storms are generated.

According to just to fly across the United States of America in a jet takes 310 kg of fuel, which puts 964 kg of CO2 into the air. About 102,465 airplanes take off across the United States that's 31,764,150 kg of fuel, which puts 98,776,260 kg of CO2 into our atmosphere.

A great deal of people believe that global warming is a myth and “we” have nothing to do with it. So, airplanes burning fossil fuels wouldn't make a difference. And more importantly, it will be an expensive process. By going through with this, we will dramatically reduce the amount of CO2 in the air. Yes, it will be an expensive job with lots of work, but the outcome will be worth it.

Because planes have such a large carbon footprint we should start making electric jets. By doing so, we will really cut down on the carbon pollution in our air. It will take a lot of effort but I believe it will have a positive impact on the Earth.