Climate Change




Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg, who is sixteen years old, is a Swedish environmental activist on Climate Change. Greta has ‘Asperger’s Syndrome, ‘OCD’ and ‘Selective Syndrome’ and that basically means that Greta only speaks when she thinks it’s necessary. Greta only found out about Climate Change when she was just eight years old and she was really confused why so little was being done about it. Three years later she got depressed and stopped eating. Greta also convinced her parents to be vegan.

In late 2018 Greta began to do climate strikes and public speeches. She misses time off school, and, while her mother and father aren’t too happy about that, they understand that the world needs to change.

What is Climate Change?

Climate Change means the world is getting hotter and hotter. It doesn’t mean much, does it? It actually will do a lot to the world If we don’t make a change!

What causes Climate Change? Whenever we plug in our devices, turn the light on, whatever. We are slowly affecting our planet! It’s not just us, though. Gas and oil is affecting it too! It’s making the world slowly but surely get hotter and, if the world gets hotter, icebergs will melt. Then, the water from the melted icebergs will flood the sea! It will flood countries so that means your home or town may be destroyed! They say Westport will be flooded in a hundred years if we don’t make a difference. That is only one of the big problems. Bees are becoming endangered and Coral Reef is now ruined.

 What can we do to stop Climate Change? Well, for a start we should plant trees. Trees give plenty of oxygen and oxygen helps the world. Trees are being chopped down for money and there will not be much oxygen in the world if this continues. You can buy plenty of tree seeds online for a very good price. Another thing we should do is to save electricity. Whenever you are leaving a room, it’s best to turn off the light, as there is no good reason for it to be on. During the day there is no need for the lights to be on at all. And at night we sleep so there also no need for the light to be on. The only time you need the night is really before you go to bed and in the evenings, when it is dark. One of the reasons why the sun is here is to give light! The best thing to do to prevent Climate Change is to get solar panels. They may be expensive, but once you have them, you don’t have to get them again. They are becoming a very popular choice now, so that is great because they are great for the environment!

Overall I think Greta is a very good person, despite what people think about her. She is very inspiring and I don’t know why people hate her so much. She is only trying to help the world. Yes, she was a little overdramatic. But that doesn’t mean to hate her!

I really enjoyed writing this essay.

STOP CLIMATE CHANGE!...Or the World will end!




‘Climate change’ or anthropogenic climate change (also known as global warming) is affecting our Earth. It is caused by human activity. Climate change occurs when changes in the Earth’s weather system results in new weather that can remain in place for long amounts of time. This could last from a thousand years to a million years. There are five different interacting elements to the weather system. These are: Air, water, ice and permafrost, livingcells and the Earth’s crust.

Greta Thunberg was first recognised for her activism in 2018 when she would start spending days outside the Swedish parlament protesting about global warming. She held a sign that read ‘SCHOOL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE!’ Shortly after, other students from schools all around the world did the same. Once she addressed the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference, these school strikes took place once every week everywhere in the world. Even though she is only sixteen years old and, despite the fact that she was born with Asperger’s syndrome and selective mutism, she has a big voice and is going to make a difference to climate change.


The first source of climate change is fossil fuels. We produce so much carbon dioxide when we burn coal, oils and gas. Carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Another one is nitrous oxide. Another huge problem is that we are cutting down the rainforests. We are destroying the animals’ habitat.

Next on the list is waste disposal. Plastic is finding its way into the ocean, rivers and lakes. If everybody recycled, there would be a lot less plastic in our oceans. Even though the plastic breaks down, it doesn’t disappear completely. Microplastics are tiny broken-down pieces of plastic. These are worse than whole plastic bottles or bags as they are smaller and easier for fish and wildlife to eat. There are even microplastics in our shampoo products! Believe it or not the thing that affects the atmosphere the most is cow burps!

We have less than fifty years to save our earth.

Casie Ní Chorragáin


             SAVE THE EARTH!                                              SAVE THE EARTH!




Climate change, it’s been happening for years and in recent years it’s been happening for years and in recent years it’s gotten worse. Recently people have become more aware of the impacts of global warming. People like Greta Thunberg have been demanding action.

Ireland is ranked as the worst country in the E.U. for emissions of carbon dioxide in 2018. However, according to the I.F.A. (Irish Farmers Association) carbon sinks from hedgerows, permanent pastures and bogs are not fully counted. It is unacceptable that our country is ranked as one of the worst emitters of CO2 in the E.U. when our country is only 0.94% of the E.U.’s population.

Lots of people are in denial about climate change. Donald Trump is one of those people. Instead of taking action on climate change he ridicules it and calls it “Fake news.” It is a serious problem and should be treated as such!

Most of the change in global temperature since 1950 has been caused by human activity. Global warming has been caused by rainforests being cut down. It is also caused by people burning fuel for heat or industrial factories. Animals produce a certain amount of the gases that cause the increase in temperature and, as the size of the herds increase, more gas is going into the atmosphere.

Half of the world’s coral reefs have died in 30 years. This will cause fish and turtles to die. The ice caps are melting which will result in flooding worldwide. Countless animals are being pushed to extinction. Polar bears are dying as another result of the ice caps melting. In 1910 there were 150 glaciers in the Glacier Park in Montana U.S.A. when they counted in 2017 there were only 26!

Instead of denying that it exists we should be taking innovative approaches to solve the problem that is climate change. Take Singapore for example. It is a tiny Asian country with no space for rubbish. Instead of burning their rubbish and releasing CO2 into the atmosphere they have a very innovative solution. They collect all they country’s rubbish and burn it for heat and power. I know what you’re thinking that will generate smoke. But they filter the smoke so that it is cleaner than normal air. They then take the ashes and break them down.

Climate change is a serious problem that needs to be solved.







Scientists define climate change as significant long term changes in the global climate. The global climate is the connected system of sun, earth, oceans, wind, rain, snow, forests, deserts, and savannas and everything people do. Global climate can be summarized as the system of connectivness between all of the above that makes climate change so important and so complicated.

When most people think of climate change they think of global warming. Since the start of the industrial revolution, there has been a slow increase in the average temperature in the Earth’s atmosphere because of the increased amount of energy striking the Earth from the sun is being trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere and not being radiated out into space.

This global warming drives climate change because all systems in the Global climate system are connected. Adding heat to the atmosphere causes the global climate to change as a whole. Much of the earth is covered in water called oceans. When the oceans heat up, more water evaporates into clouds this can result in more energy intensive storms such as hurricanes and typhoons. A warmer atmosphere makes glaciers, mountain snow packs, the polar ice cap and the great ice shield off the Antarctica melt, which causes rising sea levels. It is these changes in temperature that cause severe and adverse weather phenomena throughout the world, such as drought monsoons, hurricanes, tsunamis. In Ireland we have experienced severe storms such as storm Ophelia and storm Lorenzo.

World leaders have come together to respond to this crisis, but this is not enough. Everybody needs to make a change. I watched this great video by Greta Thunberg called “this is not a drill”. Her message is clear: protect, restore, protect, and fund. I’m going to ask my teacher if he can show this simple and short video in school.

Jeaic Breathnach



Climate change is the subject on everybody’s lips. Whether you are at school or a fancy dinner party, climate change is the biggest debate of all.

Greta Thunberg, a sixteen-year-old girl, is a Swedish activist and is completely against the fact that the government is not doing enough about climate change. She has decided to take matters into her own hands. Greta has a few difficulties such as OCD and selective syndrome. This makes her only focus on one topic and work hard on it. Many scientists had OCD and that may have helped them discover new things. They were so focused / interested in their work that they rarely had a break. Greta, like most of those scientists, doesn’t see her syndromes as problem. In fact, she calls it her super power.

Greta is famous all over the world because of her amazing speeches at the gates of the Swedish Parliament. To do this, she had to skip school on Friday. Her parents were not too happy about this but understood their daughter was helping to make a change. Greta even managed to persuade her parents on becoming vegan! Thanks to Greta, many young (and old) people have understood the importance of climate change. But still, Greta feels there isn’t enough being done. She is right! “Nature now!” she says. “If adults aren’t doing anything, then we, the young people will. If climate change gets worse, my generation won’t have anything to grow up to!”

How do we stop climate change?

If we do not act now on climate change, there won’t be any climate to save!







Climate change is happening all around us and needs to be stopped. Climate change happens when carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases (like ozone or methane) collect in the atmosphere. They absorb sunlight and solar radiation that have bounced off the earth’s surface.

Normally this radiation would escape into space, but these pollutants (which can last for centuries in the atmosphere) trap the heat and cause the planet to get hotter. This is known as the greenhouse effect.

Now you know what climate change is and how it happens, let me explain its effects. Climate change has a lot of effects so I’m just going to talk about the main ones.

Rising sea levels is one of the biggest issues and could eventually lead to coastal flooding and some places and some places could even be submerged entirely! At moment, sea levels are rising about one-eighth of an inch (around point three centimetres) per year. Two major reasons for this are thermal expansion caused by warming of the ocean (since water expands when heated) and increased melting of land-based ice, such as glaciers and ice sheets.

Allergies, asthma and infectious disease outbreaks will become more common. There is an increase in the growth of pollen-producing ragwort. A single plant might produce about a billion grains of pollen per season, and ragweed pollen is a common allergen. See where I’m going with this? Higher levels of pollution and the spread of favourable conditions for mosquitoes and pathogens enable diseases to spread.

Melting glaciers, early snowmelt and severe drought will cause more dramatic water shortages and it certainly won’t help rising sea levels.

Greta Thunberg is a sixteen-year-old girl from Sweden. She is an environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition. She first became known for her activism in August 2018 when aged fifteen. She left school to protest about climate change outside the Swedish parliament. Soon students from all around the world started protesting in their own communities. On the 8th of March 2019, she was named Swedish woman of the year by Swedish Women’s Educational Association. She was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prise and, if she does win, she will become the youngest ever recipient!

Greta Thunberg is a leader of the future but you can help too by doing these environmental-friendly things: power your home with renewable energy; invest in energy-efficient appliances; don’t use as much water actually eat the food you buy-and eat less meat and last but very much not least, speak up like Greta did!




Climate change has become an important issue for many people across the world, especially young people who feel their future is at risk because of the effects of climate change.
In order to fight climate change, we need to understand what climate change is and what it means.  Most of the increase in global temperatures since 1950 has been caused by human activity.  While there are some causes of climate change that are natural, like volcanic eruptions, the reason we are facing a climate crisis now is because of human activity.  The average temperature of the earth is influenced by the greenhouse effect.  Greenhouse gases that sun passes through the atmosphere, the greenhouse gases absorb the radiation and prevent the heat from leaving the atmosphere.  When the sun passes the atmosphere, the greenhouse gases absorb the radiation and prevent the heat from leaving the atmosphere.
Although it is certain that Earth has naturally warmed up and got colder during other eras, such cycles have always been much slower, taking millions of years, whereas now, within a period of just 200 years, we are reaching levels that in the past brought about extinctions.

Greta Thunberg is an environmental activist on climate change.  Greta can come across as blunt and has a straightforward speaking manner.  She protested outside the Swedish parliament every Friday to call for stronger action on global warming.  Even though she doesn’t attend school all the time, she is still very smart.  She held a sign saying outside the parliament saying, “School Strike for Climate”.  Together they organised a school climate strike under the name, ‘Fridays for Future’.




Climate change is caused by global warming, a warming of the Earth which happens when CO2 and other greenhouse gases trap heat in the earth’s atmosphere, forcing the temperature of the planet to rise.

The more the temperature rises, the greater is the change to our planet’s climate. We often see examples of this with warmer winters, less frost and snow or intense drought, heatwaves in different parts of the world.

We don’t always see the greater changes everyday. These include melting glaciers and ice caps at the north and south poles, rising ocean sea levels, changes to the Gulf Stream and extreme weather such as tornadoes, hurricanes and storms like Storm Lorenzo.

Climate change affects humans and animals. It affects human health, well being and our way of life through more extreme weather events and wildfires, decreased air quality, and diseases transmitted by insects, food, and water. Wild animals face new challenges for survival because of climate change levels. Melting glaciers and warming oceans can directly harm animals, destroy the places they live in, and wreak havoc on people’s livelihoods and communities.

Scientists blame people for causing climate change especially because of overuse of coal, gas, oil and carbon emissions when we drive to places in cars or fly on planes. Scientists also blame factories which pollute the air.

Climate change is the greatest challenge of my generation. People like Greta Thunberg warn us that if climate change continues, air temperatures will rise by 1.5 to 2 degrees by 2020 and sea temperatures by 2 degrees, causing intense and aggressive storms.

 We can slow down climate change by changing our habits. We need to walk and cycle more instead of travelling by car. We can use electricity from windmills, buy more recycled products and heat our houses with solar panels instead of oil. I hope to do my part in stopping climate change. I want to always see the oak tree in my garden turn red every October.   




As you know, climate change is all over the news and scientists have been studying climate change for years. They have been warning us of the impact of global warming and we thought nothing about it. The first wake- up call was the melting of the ice caps near Greenland.

Sea levels are rising as glaciers are melting. Glaciers are melting all over the world. Glaciers on Mont Blanc are melting at the moment and are melting at an alarming rate: over one month. Mont Blanc is the tallest mountain in western Europe, and it is a tourist destination for millions of people. The glacier on the Italian side of the mountain and is melting ten times faster than it should be. The glacier on Mont Blanc contains 66 millions of gallons of ice which is about one hundred Olympic-size swimming pools!!! We could lose 2/3 of all glaciers in the world by 80 years from now!!!

Global warming is the long term rise in the average temperature of the earth’s climate system. The effect of global warming include: rising sea levels, more frequent extreme weather events such as heat waves and the expansion of deserts. Also the hottest year was 1988, and 2005 is in 2nd place.

Tree planting has serious potential to tackle climate crisis. Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how many trees need to be planted.

So what can we do to help?

Plant a tree.   
Unplug devices when not in use.   
Get active: walk/cycle instead of driving .          
Only buy the food you need.
Recycle and re-use.
Do not burn coal or turf.
Organise events to clean up.
Together, we can make a difference!



            Pollution is Destroying our Planet

The earth is a beautiful place to live. However, we take so much for granted! When we don’t want to get out of bed in the morning, all we think about is school or work or whatever we have planned for that day. We don’t bother thinking about what we are missing, when we are driving we don’t think about what we put in the air and who/what it affects.

How we can stop it

Way 1: If plastic kill over 1.5 billon animals every year, we can use fewer plastic bottles. If we do use them then we should use them more than once. We can make this world a better place.
Way 2: If we walk more instead of using cars. We should only use cars if necessary. We should take a bike or walk where possible.
Way 3: If we recycle stuff and put bottles and other junk in the right bin and not litter, we can make the world a better place.
Way 4: when you’re at home and cold what you do? Do you turn the heating up or get a warm blanket or even get another jumper? Well, you should get a blanket or jumper. What you could also do is get a solar panel. You would be helping the planet as well as saving money! It would not be that useful in winter because sun doesn’t shine much. It would not work in Ireland either because was don’t have sun. It would be extremely useful because they would war you water as well as keeping your house warm.

With climate change, we are ALL going to die soon enough. Experts say we only have 12 years left at the rate the climate is changing! If I am being honest on that, I don’t think it’s true because it seems impossible for us all to be dead in 12 years time! I’ll only be 24 years old as well as many people in my class! So what I guess i am saying is save our planet.






Climate change happens when the earth’s climate system results in weather pattern that stays in the same place for an extended time. This length of time can be as short as a few decades or as long as millions of years.

The world is getting warmer because of human activity or natural variability. The preponderance of evidence says the temperature readings all around the world have risen steadily since the beginning of Industrial Revolution.

Climate change means the change in the climate of the earth. It affects rain fall and drought. Climate change is caused by the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere because we use fossil fuels. This is causing global warming.

Climate change is also caused by human activity by chopping down rain forests and farming livestock. We increase the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. A result of climate change, there has been an increase of flooding in Ireland.

Adam ER




Climate Change is happening all around us. Some people say Climate Change is bad but it was bound to happen any way even if there was no plastic or pollution. The weather can’t stay the same forever. The other day, I went to Lidl and saw that for the fruit and veg is now in netted bags instead of being wrapped in plastic bags. There are a lot of solutions. People are coming up with ideas to stop climate change. Some problems that are causing climate change are burning feuls such as coal, gas and oil, sending carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The weather is also getting warmer and storms are more severe. In Antarctica, the ice is melting so polar bears are dying as they have no land to stay on. In the Amazon, there has been a big increase in fires, which is bad for the environment.

In Paris, there was an agreement to fight Global Warming. We could help climate change by getting rid of plastic or using less of it. We should also plant more trees. In Ethiopia, they are planning to plant 45 million trees. That means 40 trees per person. Bees are becoming endangered and I am quite aware of that because my mum is a beekeeper. With fewer bees, there will be less pollen spread, which means fewer plants.

There are a lot of environmental activists all over the world. One of them is Greta Thunberg. She is a student at the age of sixteen and is Swedish. She was born in Stockholm and has autism. She is said to be very bold, confronting adult politicians for their inaction on climate change. She convinced her family to turn vegan and not to go on aeroplanes. She went on strike on one or two Fridays and got a gang of kids from her school to protest outside the Swedish Parliament. Greta also went on a carbon-neutral yacht to New York City.Greta Thunberg is a very inspiring teenager and has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

The thing I’m mostly concerned about is that half of the world’s coral reef is dying.The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is already partly dead. I hope Climate Change gets better.

Le Zoey Ní Dháibhí




Climate Change is exactly what it says: Climate Change. Over the years, our climate has changed dramatically. The changes in our seasons are coming more noticeable. Flowers that bloom in summer each year die away and are beginning to bloom again in October. This shows us that Climate Change is now beginning to confuse our plant life, with the winters are becoming more milder compare to years ago which is tricking the plant life into thinking it’s that time of year to grow again.

Climate Change is mainly caused by ourselves: human beings. As every household now has two or three cars, the fumes from these cars are going straight into the atmosphere. This is also seen with the increase of public transport. Burning solid fuel such as coal, gas and oil is also polluting the atmosphere. Farmers also have a big effect on the atmosphere with animals. Certain gases like methane are released into the atmosphere. The cutting down of our forests is having devastating effects on our plant and animal life and also decreasing the level of our oxygen and all of these are causing the greenhouse effect in our atmosphere.

It is up to us to save our environment and our planet. Avoid using petrol-powered vehicles where possible and get more active and where possible walk or cycle. This also benefits positive mental health. Small changes like turning off switches and lights when leaving a room will have a positive impact on the environment. Planting new trees will also benefit our environment.





We are now in the autumn. The weather is beginning to get colder and the days get darker earlier. In some places, the weather is crucial because the ice is melting and the polar bears are finding it hard to survive. Climate change is when the weather changes everywhere.

The earth has warmed by one degree in the last century. Some places will have more rain. Some animals don’t understand the climate change yet. Forests absorb big amounts of carbon dioxide. These are a few things that could affect the earth. More rainfall, changing season, sea ice shrinking and the sea levels are rising.

In the Antarctic animals are suffering more than others because the ice is melting. The water under the ice is getting warm, so it’s melting and the polar animals are finding it hard to survive. Sea turtles are laying their eggs, but are getting damaged by the high sea levels. Farming communities in other countries are facing high temperatures, more rain, more floods and droughts.

Greta Thunberg is a sixteen-year-old girl from Sweden. She was born on the third of January 2003. She is interested in climate change. Since October, we have seen more storms, rain, wind and floods. I like the climate change but, at the same time, it can be really dangerous for other countries.





Climate change is a big deal.  It affects us all.  Here are the three main causes.
I will start with icebergs.  The sun has been so hot lately that it is melting icebergs and the water that is dripping off them is falling into the sea and making the sea levels rise dramatically. 

Greta Thunberg is one of the many people trying to stop this, by protesting against it.  She goes to a secondary school in Sweden and she is sixteen.  Greta and her family have made changes to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide they use everyday like, instead of going on holiday in a plane, she uses a boat as it does not cause as much pollution.  They also choose not to eat animal-based products as they have gone vegan.  Her first strike was in 2018 when she was fifteen years old.  She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Pollution is also killing animals.  By throwing our litter in rivers and lakes we are harming animals as the litter starts flowing down the river. It is more than likely a fish or bird will eat it and get very sick. For example, sea turtles often mistake plastic bags for a kind of jelly fish they eat as food and fish are at risk as when they breathe through their gills they are also breathe in tiny bits of plastic.

Another source of pollution is petrol and diesel cars.  When you turn your car on, it releases lots of carbon dioxide which comes out of the exhaust pipe at the back of your car.  When it comes out, it rises up to the atmosphere and damages it.  We can’t really do much except stopping using these types of car. It would be far better to ride a bike or walk as it does not cause as much pollution.  The way forward is to use electric-powered cars.





Climate change means new weather patterns that stay in place for more extended periods of time. This length of time can be as short as a few decades or as long as a million years. It comprises of five interacting parts: Air, water, ice and permafrost, living things and the earth’s crust and upper mantle. Climate change happens when there are changes in the earth’s atmosphere.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
What we do as humans on earth affects climate change. For decades now our emissions of CO2 are way too high. Deforestation is also a big problem. The way in which we farm herds of cows and sheep is producing large quantities of methane gas. Fertilisers also produce poisonous gases.

Humans need to act quickly and effectively in order to reverse the negative effects of global warming. We all need to do our bit in our everyday lives in order to live in a more sustainable way. Some of the helpful things we can do are: Eat less meat, use less fertiliser on our land and in our gardens, We should plant more flowers to encourage the bees and stop buying plastic as much as possible.

Greta Thunberg is a Swedish sixteen year old who has showed us that every individual can make a big difference. We need to listen to her and we need to make our government listen to us.

There is only one earth





Greta Thunberg is a sixteen-year-old girl from Sweden. Greta is a student and an environmental activist. Greta also organised the student strike against climate change and school children from all over the world took part.

The earth’s temperature went up by one degree in the last century because of what I’m about to tell you. Antarctica is melting and the extra water makes sea levels rise. There are floods which cause devastation around the world.

The greatest cause of climate change is human activity. Burning fossil fuels, chopping down trees and forests, and farming to produce crops and meat cause climate change. That increases greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases cause global temperatures to rise.

Humans destroy rainforests to make land available for other reasons. Burning fuel releases carbon dioxide gas in the atmosphere and that causes the greenhouse effect.

Because of the rising temperature, coral reefs are being destroyed all over the world. Fish and other marine species like sharks and octopuses will lose their home and die.





Climate change occurs when changes in the Earth’s climate system result in new weather patterns that remain in place for an extended period of time. This length of time can be as short as a few decades or as long as millions of years.

Ice ages are prominent examples. Climate Change is any significant long-term change in the expected patterns of average weather of a region (or the whole earth) over a significant period of time. Climate Change is about abnormal variations to the climate, and the effects of these variations on other parts of the Earth.

The term “Climate Change” is often used to refer specifically to anthropogenic climate change (also known as global warming). Anthropogenic climate change is caused by human activity, as opposed to change in climate that may have resulted as part of Earth’s natural processes.

Greta Thunberg is a sixteen year old girl who is from Sweden. Greta has a bit of autism. Greta is very worried about climate change. Greta stands outside the parliament every day to prove that we need to focus on climate change more.





           Climate Change is a serious topic and is definitely isn’t a joke. If something is not done then Global Warming will only get worse. Time is running low and with the amount of pollution in the air it’ll without a doubt be a difficult task. There is so much pollution in the air that it’s not only damaging the atmosphere, it’s even affecting people’s lives too. People are even dying because of pollution. All the pollution in the air is causing temperature to increase and with that comes worse storms.

           This increase in temperature has a couple of negative effects, one of which is that storms are getting worse. This heat is causing excessive amounts of water from the world’s oceans to evaporate, which creates substantial amounts of moisture in the atmosphere, leading to extreme weather. Another problem is that the ice caps are retreating and is causing sea levels to rise flooding many coastal areas such as Venice. 

           Many animals are being affected causing them to become endangered. But it’s not just land animals: marine life is being heavily affected as well. People are just dumping junk into the oceans without even thinking anything of it. This is polluting our oceans and causing many marine species to go extinct.

           Thankfully there are people like Greta Thunberg who aspire to make a change and address the issue of climate change. Greta Thunberg is a sixteen-year-old girl from Sweden. She has a type of autism which causes her to only be able focus on one thing. It all when she was younger, instead of going to school on Fridays she would go on strike. She is very inspiring to many people. She might even win The Nobel Peace Prize.

Climate Change will only get worse if something isn’t done. It’s up to every individual to help out in some shape or form and play their part. If no one does anything, eventually this planet will no longer be liveable. It’s better to do something now while we have the time.





Climate change is when weather changes unusually. There is a girl named Greta Thunberg, from Sweden. Greta was born on the third of January, 2003. She spends most of her school days outside the Swedish parliament holding a sign that reads: “SCHOOL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE”. Greta also travelled to America by sail boat to leave no carbon footprint.

Here are some facts about climate change:

*Since 1880 the average temperature has risen by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
*The last two decades of the twentieth century were the hottest recorded in 400 years.
*Sea levels will rise by 7-23 inches by the end of this century, due to global warming, according to an IPCC report in 2007.
* The average temperature in Russia and Canada has risen twice the global average, according to a report compiled by the  Multinational Arctic Impact Assessment between 2000 and 2004.
* The Arctic ice is melting rapidly. By 2040 (or even earlier) the region is expected to have an ice-free summer.
If climate change doesn’t improve, animals will go extinct, oceans will get polluted and weather patterns will change. I would recommend that people start walking more and stop littering. If they do, it will help the situation.  

Emily Ní Éanaigh



Everybody wants to know the future but what everyone really wants is a safe future. The biggest threat is climate change. People think, and this is true, that the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are increasing and that, by 2080, most animals will be extinct! If we keep going people will die out as well!

A girl from Sweden, named Greta Thunberg has become famous. Greta is sixteen years old and has a great interest in climate change. When Greta was 15, she began spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament to call for stronger action on global warming by holding a sign saying ‘School Strike For Climate’.

As well in Dublin, and in other places in Ireland, there are people going on strike for the same reason. A lot of the signs said, ‘There’s No Planet B!! and, Its Coming!! Climate change takes place when the weather gets colder or hotter overall. People think the main reason is from CO2 because of all the smoke and that a thick layer of green gas is protecting use from the suns rays is reflecting heat back into the atmosphere making it hotter.

Will we be able to fix it? We managed to fix the Ozone Layer. Let’s hope we can solve climate change as well.

le  Cáit




Climate change is about the weather getting warmer.  A lot of species of animals are starting to die out because of it.  The temperature has risen by about 0.8 degrees c. since 1880.  Two thirds of the warming has occurred since 1975, at a rate of roughly 0.15-0.20 degrees c. per decade.

Plants, small animals and ocean organisms can’t keep up with the global warming because it’s happening too rapidly for them.  They’re used to colder weather and can’t adapt to the changes quickly enough.

The sea-level is rising quickly because of climate change too.  Since 1880, the average sea-level has swelled by over eight inches, with about three of those inches gained in the last twenty-five years.  Every year, the sea rises by roughly another 0.13 inches.  When water heats up it expands, which causes the sea-level to rise.  It could also be caused y melting glaciers or Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets melting.

Greta Thunberg is a Swedish teenage environmental activist on climate change, whose campaigning has gained international recognition.  Greta was born on the third of January, 2003.  Her mum’s name is Malena Ernman, and she’s an opera singer.  She has also performed chanson, jazz and appeared in musicals, she represented Sweden at the Eurovision song contest, 2009 in Moscow.  Svante Thunberg (Greta’s dad) was a Swedish actor, producer and writer. 

Greta Thunberg is sixteen years old.  She is a climate change activist and goes on school strike on some Fridays to protest.  Her first protest was outside the Swedish parliament, August, 2018 when she was fifteen years old.

Alexa Rawson   



Climate Change is a phrase used to describe changes to the Earth’s climate. Most of the increase in global temperatures since 1950 has been caused by human activity. The average temperature of the Earth is affected by the greenhouse effect.

Global temperatures have increased by about one degree Celsius in the past century. The United States is the second largest contributor to carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Arctic sea ice and glaciers are melting.

Average sea level is expected to rise between 0.5 and 1.5 metres before the end of the century. Rainforest destruction is a major cause of carbon dioxide release.
There is a girl from Sweden at age of sixteen that is very worried about climate change. Her name is Greta Thunberg. Her sudden rise to the world of fame has made her a leader and a target. In May 2019, Thunberg was featured the cover of “Time” magazine, which named her a “next generation leader” and the magazine said that many see her as a role model.

Alex Dunlop




Greta Thunberg was on the news lately. She was warning us that the whole world was going to change regarding temperature. I thought this was a hoax, but it was true. The worst thing was that we were going to Spain in two days.

After the news spread, everyone panicked She said that the climate will change in Western Europe and Northern Europe. Southern Europe and Eastern Europe will be –10 degrees in the winter. Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark will be twenty two degrees Spain, Portugal, and Italy will be –nine degrees. North America will be twenty degrees. South America will be –11 degrees. Russia will be twenty two degrees. Asia and Oceania will be -6 degrees

I am going to Spain today and I’m not happy because of the weather. As I arrived in Barcelona, it was catastrophic. Ice was everywhere. Snow was all on the roads. Pitches were absent. When we got to the hotel, there was no one in the hotel except the workers. We went upstairs to our room. It was nice, comfortable and had a beautiful suite. After looking at our room, we went downstairs to the cafeteria. I got fish, my dad got a quarter-pounder, my mum got salad, and my brother got a burger and salad with chips.

The pool was iced and the bar beside the pool was broken down on the iced pool. It was a disgrace. We went outside in scarves, jumpers, trousers and boots. We went to a restaurant in the middle of the Barcelona. It was nice. I had a nice holiday.

When I got back in Ireland, it was scorching hot. I was happy when I got back. The winter was really good.

Adam C