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addressing climate

the

change:

SEA LEVEL

RISE

written

and

illustrated

by

marisa

montoya


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earth

is

dying.


Millions of years ago during the latest Ice Age, 30% of Earth was frozen.


Humans survived through the cold weather and migrated on ice to different places.


It wasn't until 200,000 years ago that the temperatures became warm and the ice started to melt.


Present Day...

Lifestyles have changed drastically since the end of the Ice Age. There have been new and continous advancements with technology and the world population is growing.


As demands increased over the past 30 years, the world began to utilize the majority of its resources that were carbon based materials. Often, the gases released from the process of burning carbon based materials lingered, polluting the atmosphere.


Between Earth and space, there are layers of atmosphere that protects Earth from outside harmful substances like the sunlight.


AT MO S

Excessive pollution becomes trapped in the atmosphere because of human activity.

H P

E R E


The pollution makes Earth sick and warm up,


then Earth's ice begins to melt quicker.


Nature reacts to changes; this event is known as

CLIMATE CHANGE

before


Like for example, when ice melts it causes the sea level to rise.

after


This matter is alarming because higher sea levels impact


everything and everyone.


Coastal areas are at risk; they are prone to floodings. One day, floodings will become permanent.


Severe weather and extreme storms are occuring more frequently.


Most of the world's marine life are dying because it cannot survive in warmer water temperature.


Without protection from the coral reefs, most places will not be able to hold against the strong erosion that is bound to happen.


Erosion will move substances like soil or sand around, the land will shift.

SLIDE AREA


Saltwater will get inland, contaminating the soil and water. The contamination will cause complications in agriculture which will affect the availability of resources then causing further disruption in the economy.


DODO?


It is virtually impossible to fix or reverse everything overnight but there are ways to do small things that is good for the planet.


reduce carbon footprint

plant new trees, preserve the nature

WHAT YOU CAN DO?

help clean the oceans

talk about it, and educate others


It's time to call to action to this matter by spreading awareness and act on it by doing small but effective tasks. Together, let's SAVE our one and only home!


Writing

Seminar

Fall

2019

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