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                     Climate Change / Carbon Calculator
Go to the following web site and answer the following questions: Xpedition

      First Meet our Xpedition Guide; At the top of the Page Click on Meet Orbie
      Click on What is Global Warming – Then Click on Climate Change, Use the Information on this
       page to answer Questions 1, 2, 3 and 4



   1. What is Climate Change? How do scientists believe human impact is affecting the Earth’s atmosphere?




   2. What is the average temperature of our planet? Does the Greenhouse Effect hurt or help keep our
      planet’s temperature stable?




   3. Watch the National Geographic Video on Global Warming. What surprised you about the Video?




   4. What are Fossil Fuels? What percentage of energy consumed by the United States is provided by Fossil
      Fuels?
                           What is your Carbon Footprint?
The world demands more energy each day. With supply increasingly being challenged by demand, it’s
time we all took action. Each of us needs to rethink what we're doing and how much we're using. The
tools below will help us learn more about the impact we have on our planet and find ways to use less
energy. Select two of the following Carbon / Ecological Footprint Calculators to learn more about how
every person can make a difference.


The Energy Generator – The Energy Generator is a tool that demonstrates that energy saved is energy found.
Developed with the Alliance to Save Energy, the Energy Generator suggests several easy ways one can save
energy in his or her daily lives. The tool then converts that saved energy and expresses it in easily understood
equivalents. For example, a movie lover could offset the amount of energy it takes to watch 26 DVDs by simply
carpooling to work one day.


The Nature Conservancy's Carbon footprint calculator – Measure your impact on our climate. This carbon
footprint calculator estimates how many tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases your choices create
each year. This Carbon Calculator compares totals by State as well as World Average.


The Ecological Footprint Quiz - Estimates the area of land and ocean required to support your consumption of
food, goods, services, housing, and energy and assimilates your wastes. Your footprint is broken down into four
consumption categories: carbon, food, housing, and goods and services. Your footprint is also broken down into
four ecosystem types or biomes: cropland, pastureland, forestland, and marine fisheries.


The Kids Ecological Footprint Quiz – Follow Bobbie Bigfoot as you measure your Ecological Footprint to view
the amount of nature needed to support your choices.


Zerofootprint Kids Calculator – is a customizable tool to calculate your footprint in terms of land, water and
carbon impacts. This calculator compares your results with countries’ averages from around the world.

				
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