Climate Change

Climate System

Weather vs. Climate

Weather vs. Climate

So we have Weather and Climate... but are they the same thing? No, no they are not. But they are both super important to how the geosphere is shaped. In this section, Sabrina chats with us about the differences between Weather and Climate. 

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Climate Change

Climate Change

How does climate change? And what happens to environments and ecosystems when it does? In this section, Sabrina shows us the effects that climate change can have and how one small change in an ecosystem can throw everything off. 

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Energy Resources

Fossil Fuel Energy

Fossil Fuel Energy

Fossil fuel is a term used to describe a group of energy sources that were formed when ancient plants and organisms were subject to intense heat and pressure over millions of years.

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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Energy sources that are not depleted when used or are naturally replenished within a human lifetime.

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Green Lifestyle

Green Lifestyle

Keep your refrigerator door closed

Minimize the number of times you open your refrigerator. Plan accordingly so you don't have to leave the door open for prolonged periods of time. An open door allows warm, moist air in, which makes the compressor work harder.

Turn off lights and fans

Turn off lights when you're not in the room or don't need them. This is one of the easiest ways to start saving. Turn off fans, too, when you leave the room. Fans cool you, not the room.

Use your ceiling fan

Use a ceiling fan so you can turn down your air-conditioner. This way you can lower your energy bill and still stay comfortable. Just be sure to turn it off when you leave the room. Ceiling fans cool people, not the room.

Cover your pots on the stove

To avoid wasting energy, always cover pots and pans to keep heat in. Trapping the heat will increase temperatures in the pan and cooking times can be reduced.

Wash clothes in cold water

Use the cold water setting on your clothes washer to use less energy on heating water.

Don't over dry your clothes

If your dryer has a sensor that automatically turns it off when the clothes are dry, use it. Don't waste energy heating clothes that are already dry.

Turn the water off when not needed

Turn off water while shaving or brushing your teeth to save water and energy. Even cold water requires energy to pump and treat.

Keep windows & doors closed

Make sure your windows and doors are closed when the air conditioning or heat is on to keep your warmed or cooled air in the house.

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Advanced Study

Wind Power

Wind Power

Wind Energy refers to technology that converts the air’s motion into mechanical energy usually for electricity production.

Biofuels

Biofuels

Biofuels are combustible fuels created from biomass. 

Hydropower

Hydropower

Hydropower or hydroelectricity refers to the conversion of energy from flowing water into electricity.

Geothermal

Geothermal

Geothermal energy refers to the production of energy using the internal heat of the Earth’s crust.

Solar Thermal

Solar Thermal

Solar Thermal technologies capture the heat energy from the sun and use it for heating and/or the production of electricity.

Tidal Power

Tidal Power

Tidal power converts the energy from the natural rise and fall of the tides into electricity.