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Watch for 4 minutes. How many people were born in that time? How many people died?

If the current grade 9’s repeated this exercise exactly one year from today, at exactly the same time of day, by how much will the world’spopulation have grown? Do you think this is a problem? Why?

How much CO2 will have been added to the atmosphere by that time? How does South Africa compare to the rest of the world? Do you think all South African’scontribute equally to CO2 emissions in our country?

Discovering your impact

What Is A Carbon Footprint?

A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount ofgreenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc.

The carbon footprint is a measurement of all greenhouse gases we individually produce and has units of tonnes (or kg) of carbon dioxide equivalent.

A carbon footprint is made up of the sum of two parts, the primary footprint and the secondary footprint.

The primary footprint is a measure of our direct emissions of CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels including domestic energy consumption and transportation (e.g. car and plane).We have direct control of these.

The secondary footprint is a measure of the indirect CO2 emissions from the whole lifecycle of products we use - those associated with their manufacture and eventual breakdown. To putit very simply – the more we buy the more emissions will be caused on our behalf.

To work out what your carbon footprint is visit: http://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx

To discover how to reduce your carbon footprint visit: http://www.carbonfootprint.com/minimisecfp.html

Climate change

Student’s guide to climate change





Identify the ABC’s (abiotic, biotic and cultural characteristics) of a natural environment near you. To make your ABC profile, follow the instructionsbelow.

1. Select an area that is undeveloped (i.e. no buildings, no pavement, no bulldozing, no spraying of pesticides, no farming, no grazing, etc.). Your areamust be at least the size of a soccer field. For some this will be an easy walk from their homes. Others will have to travel quite adistance‑‑lucky you! You can think of it as a field trip. Make a map of your province and show, approximately, where your area is located.

2. Identify the at least 10 “A” (abiotic) features of your area. Consider factors such as:

  • Landforms (mesa, mountain, valley, bench, etc..
  • Altitude

3. Identify at least 15 “B” (biotic) features of the area. (You may use common names.) Consider things such as:

  • Plants (trees, shrubs, grasses, flowers, etc.)
  • Insects (ants, bees, praying mantis, etc.)
  • Amphibians, reptiles, and/or fish

4. Identify at least 3 “C” (cultural) components. Look for evidence of human influence. Consider things such as:

  • *Recycling, conservation efforts
  • *Pollution
  • *Introduced species

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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why and for what was five kingdom of classification of organisms introduced
give the ans as fast as possible
Comment on the ozone depletion over the period of 1982 to 1996
Mpho Reply

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