Monday, April 30, 2007

Global warming - diagrams to help understanding

Click on these images to enlarge them. They should help you to understand a bit more about global warming.
Try this link for more information.
Robert L. Fielding

Solving global warming – doing something

Well, it’s here – global warming has begun to shape our lives – droughts, hottest days since records began, polar ice melting, glaciers receding, ski slopes full of grass!

And although it probably can’t be stopped, we can all make sure we do everything we can to slow it – we owe that much to our children and their children.

Individually, we might be forgiven for feeling powerless, in the face of massive industrial plants in China and elsewhere producing millions of tonnes of carbon as we speak.
Still, I reckon we are not powerless, if we act together. Thinking positively and acting positively can go some way to saving our planet from burning up.

All it requires is thought, and a mindset of economy – savings to save, if you see what I mean.

We can act in every area of our lives – eating, drinking, shopping, relaxing, driving, even emailing and using the phone – and we can do something even while we are asleep.

Eating less meat will make us healthier and reduce methane production, as well as reducing all that goes on to rear the animal and bring the products of grass further up the food chain. Buying locally produced products reduces the need for transportation of imports – they are expensive – for the planet!

Drinking cold drinks means using less electricity, drinking milk or just water rather than factory produced canned drinks cuts out the need for factories.

Whilst shopping, take cloth bags instead of relying on being given lots and lots of poly bags – they are a waste of our energy, and our energy comes from burning fossil fuels – producing carbon – which is expensive – for the planet.

Relaxing at home – read more, turn off the TV, take exercise – that will relax you more than being a veggie in front of the box!

Drive slower – that will save lives as well as saving the planet – it may even save yours some day.

Keep your car maintained – do the simple stuff like keeping correct pressure in your tires – car pool when you can, walk when you can’t – use buses more, use trains if you can – stay home more.

Using the phone less must save something – radio waves hitting your grey matter – the need to charge batteries – save it all, don’t use it as much. Telling people what they already know is one think you can stop for a start.

And there are general things you can do in the home – hang wet clothes out to dry – use energy efficient light bulbs – and switch off at source when you’ve finished using it. It makes sense and is doing your bit for our Earth and for our kids and their kids!
Robert L. Fielding

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Global warming - diagrams to aid understanding

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Links to 'global warming' dictionaries/glossaries

Here are some links to three global warming glossaries
(a glossary is like a dictionary)
This may be a site for kids, but it does provide good definitions that are easy to find.

This is a more serious site, but it is not as easy to use. Scroll down until you reach the initial letter of the term you want to understand.
Ie. G for Greenhouse Effect

This is the wikipedia glossary, which provides links to the words you want to understand. Scroll down to the initial letter, or use Control + F and type in the word, and then click Find Next
Robert L. Fielding.

Links to explanations of global warming and related terms

Global Warming Project websites

Here are some website dealing with global warming, greenhouse gases and similar things.

Have a look at them, but please do NOT copy any sentences into your own Project for me.

If you do want to mention facts you have read in books or from websites, talk to your teacher and sh/he will show you how to do it properly...Enjoy!

Robert L. Fielding

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Global warming - what it looks like

There's a lot of talk about global warming - well, here it is in pictures! Can you match the three pairs of photographs? - before global warming and after!
Robert L. Fielding

Tuesday afternoon in the Writing Centre - many thanks

I would like to thank everybody who came to my talk on writing and blogging at the Writing Centre yesterday. I hope you all enjoyed it and found it interesting. I know I did.

If you want to start blogging, go to

Then just follow the simple instructions, remembering your passwords and usernames.

You WILL be asked for your email, but this is a very secure site. Email addresses are needed for Google's own security, and to provide you with information as and when they have something they want to let you know about.

Happy blogging, and don't forget, once you become a blogger, you will be read by people all over the globe, including me, of course.

Once again, many thanks for making the meeting so enjoyable.

Robert L. Fielding

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Reasons to write

Writing is for you

Q- Who writes in their own language already?
Q – Do you like it/how often do you write/what/when do you write?
10 good reasons to write:-
1. Writing is therapeutic

2. To get things off your chest – a poem
3. Why I write

4. Write to remember

5. Write to discover

6. Write for fun

7. Write to learn

8. Writing helps you to pass your exams

9. Write because you can

10. Write to make a difference - 'The power of the mob'

11. Write because you have to – like me
Robert L. Fielding