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A. Read the article about Mother Earth. List five direct quotations based on it and then write them.
As human beings we will have to make some decisions, fast if we want to protect our future. We all have basic needs and those needs include more than food, clothing and shelter. Truth is, we cannot allow our desire for economic growth to blind us to the fact that global warming is happening. It’s important that we take action to stop it before we destroy ourselves. Global Warming is not New Detractors love to remind us that global warming is not new--- it has been happening for thousands of years—it happened before, when humans were not even around, and it will happen again. That does not change the fact that we are responsible for accelerating in this time, and we can undo the damage if we work hard enough. Recently, Time Magazine deemed the rapid overall temperature incrase to be an emergency condition. Action needs to be taken. Now! There is much that we as individuals can do to stop global warming. For one thing, we can stop global warming by conserving energy. How can you conserve energy? Just join the office car pool, walk or cycle instead of using your car for short journeys. Use public tansport. Fit low energy bulbs in every room. Turn off appliances when they are not in use and turn the thermostat one degree--- you probably won’t even notice it , but overtime, that one degree difference will amount to allot of energy saved. Just imagine this. What if every single person made changes like those? The result will be that the savings will be huge. Another simple way to do your bit is to recycle—instead of letting rubbish end up in land fill sites, or worse, be in incenerated , if you recycle it you reduce waste, and save on the energy that wouyld have been needed to produce whatever the product was from raw materials. Also, using eco –friendly fuels and vehicles will help .prevent global warming---at the moment some eco-friendly options are more expensive than standard fuel, but in the long run you will be saving immensely. Think about it. If we actually used more solar wind and hydro power, the result would be that we would greatly reduce our emissions. Some people dislike the idea of wind turbines, as they look unsightly---but surely it is worth that cost, compared to what could happen if we continue on the path we ar on. There is no time like the present and the best time for action is now! We can still reduce the damage, and maybe even repair some of it. There may still be hope.

B. Read the ff. excerpt from “Global Warming” in the Earth Observatoty

( and paraphrase the text.
1. Throughout its long history, Earth has warmed and cooled time and again. Climate has changed when the planet received more or less sunlight due to subtle shifts in its orbit, as the atmosphere or surface change, or when the Sun’s energy varied. But in the past century, another force has started to influence Earth’s climate: humanity. 2. Global warming is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases released by people burning fossil fuels. 3. In Earth’s history before the Industrial Revolution, Earth’s climate changed due to natural causes unrelated to human activity. These natural causes are still in play today, but their influence is too small or they occur too slowly to explain the rapid warming seen in recent decades.

Many people will see that this will not be the case. in Manila Strings Publishing House. in Quezon City ENG Printers. Read the ff. Mercado Erika Yvette M. Inc. Sedilla Cris Paolo M. were the warmest 130 years. According to Vicky Poe. climate-change-to-make-2010-warmest. Inc. paragraph and make a summary. the year 2010 has therefore more than a 50% change of being the warmest on record. especially given the very cold winter in Europe and North America. Norman C. head of climate change advice at the Met Office. in Quezon City 2010 1997 .blogspot. and Elaine N. ---http://climatechangearticles. Rodrigo Ruth Ann C. in Quezon City Sibs Publishing House. Jubilado Page Number Of The Cited Passage 101 Publisher Hillside Publishing. but we must not forget that climate change is global phenomenon. The data gathered from NASA also shows that global temperatures. and therefore if we look at the global data we can see that period from January to March was one of the seven warmest starts to the year on record. Roman and Elpedio A. information to compose a correct footnote on a page.html Assignment: Use the ff. Ogayan Carleen S. averaged over the past 12 months. Title Of The Book Famous Figures in History 101 The Joys of Motherhood Creative Writing Author/S Patricio G. Climate change to make 2010 the warmest year in record? (An excerpt) Posted by Ned Haluzan in Climate Change Many climate change scientist predict that 2012 would be the hottest year in recorded history.C. And the warming trend looks very likely to continue for the rest of the year. Inc. Inc. Celis. Inc. Year Of Publication 2003 117 2012 216 2001 Ensuring Understanding In English The Joys and Sorrow of a Writer 20 305 Phoenix Publishing House.

. Cris Paolo M. . Inc. The Joys and Sorrow of a Writer (Quezon City: Sibs Publishing House. Inc. Inc. Rodrigo. Ruth Ann C. Celis. Roman and Elpedio A. 2001) 216. Mercado. Norman C. Famous Figures in History 101(Manila :Hillside Publishing.Inc. Creative Writing (ENG Printers. Erika Yvette M. Ensuring Understanding In English (Quezon City:Phoenix Publishing House. 2003) 101. and Elaine N.. Jubilado.. The Joys of Motherhood (Quezon City: Strings Publishing House.. Inc. Velasco. Sedilla. 1997) 305. Patricio G.. Ogayan.Answers Key Carleen S. 2010) 20.2012) 117.

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