A recent study of over 1150 primary school age children showed that they fear global warming more than car crashes and terrorism.
The survey found that one in four blamed politicians for the problems of climate change, while one in seven said their own parents were not doing enough to improve the environment.
The most feared consequences of global warming included poor health, the possible submergence of entire countries and the welfare of animals
We can help change the outcome of global warming by reducing our own carbon footprint, and one of the great ways to do this is to eat (and if possible grow) organic food - and doing so benefits your health at the same time.
A recent long running study comparing organic growing to conventional growing showed that organic growing actually helps remove the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, from the atmosphere.
Soil farmed organically sequesters more carbon, and the lack of synthetic chemicals in organic farming systems makes them more energy efficient than conventional farming.
Following are links to pages about the relationship between organics and reducing carbon
emissions, and to pages with tips of how we all can reduce our carbon footprint.
Carbon Footprint Calculator - Calculate your impact on climate change
CarboNZero School calculator - Helps teachers and students estimate the amount of CO2 your school releases into the atmosphere. Using the tips suggested as a guide, you can develop an action plan for the school.
New Zealand's CarboNZero Programme, part of Landcare Research encourages and supports individuals and organisations, to minimise their impacts on climate change by providing them with tools to measure, manage and mitigate their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
How much greenhouse gas on our plates?
An English language French site which explains how eating contributes to greenhouse
emissions, and therefore the importance of eating organic.
Cut CO2 org
Lists all the ways you can reduce your own contribution to global warming.
New Farm: Organic Farming combats global warming .... big time
Data from The Rodale Institute’s® long-running comparison of organic and conventional cropping systems confirms that organic methods are far more effective at removing the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, from the atmosphere and fixing it as beneficial organic matter in the soil.
Explains carbon offsetting.