The Climate Challenge



The Climate Challenge
Food &Environment
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The Climate Challenge
Pollution is one of the most damaging phenomena caused by men: the introduction
of chemical substances in the air puts in danger the life on our precious planet.
Deforestation is the disappearing of forests caused
by natural phenomena (fires, acidic rains) and
human actions.
A flood is an overflow of water which is due to
continuous rains: it causes damages to economy
and agriculture.
Wind turbines are a modern device able to
transform kinetic energy into electricity.
Solar panels are able to absorb solar rays to
generate electricity. Although they are really
expensive, lots of countries use them.
There are several small actions in everyday life which we should do
to try to face the problem:
1. Walk or ride your bike
whenever possible
2. Use public transport
3. Carpool to school or work
4. Get regular maintenance on
your vehicle
1. Choose local food whenever possible.
2. Reduce or eliminate the consumption of animal
3. Choose organically grown fruits and vegetables.
4. Grow your own fruits and vegetables.
5. Buy used items whenever possible.
6. Recycle everything that you can.
The garbage submerges our planet, which
is changing itself into a faint memory
of what it used to be.
The earth, our house, is going to become
an immense deposit of garbage.
We are not God. The earth is a gift
for us and we must preserve it.
If we do not change this trend and our habits,
this century will witness climate changes and the
destruction of ecosystems.
“I urgently invite you to renew the dialogue about the way according to
which we are building the future of the planet.” (Pope Francis)
Food is a global challenge for the 21st
century. More than 800 million people are
suffering from malnutrition and 1.4 billion
are overweight or obese.
“We are what we eat”, wrote the
philosopher Ludwing Feuerbach. There is an
inseparable unity between mind and body.
By identifying genes and manipulating
them, scientists hope to create new crops
that will help us face the challenges of
global warming and population growth.
The world produces enough cereal to feed
between nine and eleven billion people. Less
than half of these are destined to human
consumption and about a third of all food
production is used in the production chain.
Despite a significant increase in food production per capita over the past 5 years,
there are still an estimated 805 million people in the world who are chronically hungry.
“We can survive as a species only if we live
according to the biosphere’s laws. The
biosphere can satisfy everyone’s needs if
global economy respects the limits imposed
by sustainability and justice.” (Vandana Shiva)
“In nature's economy the currency is
not money, it is life.” (Vandana Shiva)
Sharing is everything on the Earth.
Nothing is self-sufficient, water and air
are united in life and for life.
Our life is linked to innumerable living
beings that have inhabited the Earth
since four billion years ago.
Our agriculture has become oil-powered. Our world’s clock now beats to the
rhythm of indefatigable machines.
Over 50% of grain traded around
the world is used for animal food
or biofuels.
The melted water causes the
movement of the ice and
the rising of the sea level.
“This is a hibernated garden of Eden. A place where life can be kept
forever, whatever happens in the world.”
Progetto realizzato dalla III EU del Liceo
Scientifico “Publio Virgilio Marone”
A cura della Prof.ssa Margherita Tirelli
Presentazione realizzata da:
Conforti Alessandro
D’Ambrosio Antonio
De Girolamo Luca
Grimaldi Salvatore

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