Earth’s climate is changing. Kids need to know what is happening, why, and how it will affect them in the future. This contest offers you a chance to share what you know about climate change with other kids around the world, as well as teachers and scientists.
The Earth is heating up because carbon dioxide in the atmosphere acts like a blanket, trapping the sun’s energy (hear it from a kid). Most of this heat is going into the oceans. The warming that has already happened is easiest to see in the melting ice of the polar regions (where penguins live) and among coral reefs that die when the water is too hot for too long. Penguins and coral reefs are like the Earth’s ‘early warning’ system!
If you are between 5 and 14 years old, you are very welcome to enter! And please tell all your friends all about it. They can enter too – and they can vote for your drawing. And tell your teacher in case he/she will let you do it in class. You can also watch videos of the entries.