December Climate Change Collective Article

Our friendly group of bloggers have been busy sharing our thoughts about environmental matters. We set up our Climate Change Collective to discuss the changes brought about by Global Warming and intend to make suggestions of useful ways that we can adapt our lives to be more ecofriendly.

This month the Climate Change Collective has been looking at the subject of how global warming impacts upon animals and nature. In Caroline’s article there are many examples of how animals have had to change their breeding habits and ways of life, with more threats than ever to their very existence. Check out her informative blog post and drop a comment with your own thoughts.

I know that Caroline studies environmental science and has a keen interest in conservation and finding ecofriendly ways to go about our lives.

She mentions the plight of the snowshoe hares who change the colour of their coat to blend in with their snowy landscape. Early snow melts have left them exposed to predators sooner which in turn puts their numbers at risk and impacts upon their particular ecosystems.

Changing sea levels and melting ice caps are creating all sorts of problems for animals which roam colder land masses. Polar bears are struggling to hunt without the frozen areas of water that they depend on.

It is incredibly sad how climate change is hurting our wildlife and we all have to take some responsibility for this habitat destruction. Hopefully we can find new ways to reduce pollution and reverse a lot of the damage that has already been done.

Please check out Caroline’s brilliant article and let us know what you are doing to help us become more ecofriendly.

Keep Going! (a poem)

Rain is falling,

Work is calling.

Time is racing,

Keep your pacing.

Try not to flag,

Even when it’s a drag.

Work through the pain,

You can do this… again.

Keep to time,

Despite the grime.

Grin and bear it,

You’ll get through it.

Focus on something

That the future will bring.

Stay on track,

No need to be slack.

Keep on going,

Show no sign of slowing.

You can make it to the end

Without going round the bend.

This poem is my way of saying, ‘We can do this. We are half way to Christmas and then we can finally have a well earned rest.’

Thank you for taking the time to read my poem. Please comment with how you are keeping going during this busy time.

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