International Climate Change Day

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Long live global warming!

I”ve bought about a thousand plastic bottles and I”m throwing them unopened to buy more. Why? It turns out that I”ve been told that with global warming, you could flood some coastal cities as you go up sea level, and I”ve been so excited. I want you to flood Catalonia to have a beach in Aragon!

I”m already imagining it: every day after school, I”m bathing with friends. The parties on the beach were going to ask him a lot. I would be brunette all year long. Perhaps the Mediterranean coast would have disappeared and we could no longer go there on holiday, but we would no longer need it because we would have a beach right here!

It is true that my friend Montse would have nowhere to live because he is from Salou and his people would be under the water.

It is also true that perhaps the Monegros desert would have spread throughout Aragon, but, finally, it would be enough to move on to crops that do well in the desert. Fixed that in the desert you grow a lot of things, right? Now that comes to mind: Would there still be Calanda peaches?

What would annoy me is skiing. Without snow, the thing would be chunga, maybe we could invent some system to throw ourselves on the slopes with some kind of rug or cardboard on a sleigh plan. Although the truth is that it’s looking a bit like a cutre…

I”m going to give you a thought, to see if in the end it”s better to get recycled as if there wasn”t tomorrow, that I”m skiing, I love peaches and I want to keep going to Salou to see you.

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Do you know that there is a Aragonese climate change strategy? Below you”ll find out what it is.

Description

International Climate Change Day is celebrated on 24 October. This date established by the United Nations places the emphasis on a matter of paramount importance for the future of all mankind. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, as global warming changes weather patterns, wreaking havoc across the planet and threatening food production, among many other things.

Every wave of heat or cold that we suffer outside the usual months, every forest fire that amazes us and moves us, torrential rains and prolonged droughts, among other extreme episodes, remind us that this is an urgent problem that concerns us all. In the UN 2030 Agenda, Objective 13, “Climate Action”, invites us to take action to combat climate change.

For more information:

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United Nations. Climate action.

The objectives and contents of this proposal can be related to

In Aragon

The Aragonese Climate Change Strategy (EACC Horizon 2030) is the product of the Government of Aragon”s accession to the Climate Agreement reached at the Paris Summit in 2015. It follows the European and Spanish political priorities derived from it and the Sustainable Development Goals set out in the UN 2030 Agenda.

The Strategy sets out these objectives:

  1. Contribute to a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels.
  2. Reduce diffuse emissions by 26% compared to 2005.
  3. Increase the minimum contribution of renewables to 32% of total energy consumption.
  4. Integrate climate change policies at all levels of governance.
  5. Developing a low carbon economy in terms of energy use and a circular economy in terms of resource use.

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Aragonese Climate Change Strategy (Horizon 2030)
A detail

To address the negative impacts of climate change, world leaders signed the Paris Agreement in December 2015. It was the culmination of the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in the French capital. Binding, long-term goals were set for all states:

  • Substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the global temperature increase this century to 2°C and strive to limit this increase to 1.5°C;
  • review country commitments every five years;
  • provide funding to developing countries to enable them to mitigate climate change, strengthen resilience and improve their capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

[Brief video on the Paris Agreement].

A reflection

Climate change is a global emergency that goes beyond borders, requiring coordinated solutions at all levels and international cooperation to move, inter alia, towards a low-carbon economy. It”s something that seriously compromises our future as a species. To deny this reality, scientifically proven, is an exercise of irresponsibility and absolute blindness. The denier speeches on climate change deserve no credit.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a United Nations organization responsible for providing an objective and scientific opinion on climate change, its natural, political and economic impacts and risks, and possible response options. In 2007, the IPCC received the Nobel Peace Prize with former US Vice-President Al Gore. A short video on the IPCC 2022 report.

Proposals for the professor

This theme offers many possibilities for having a very defined connection with daily experience, with the environment, with consumption habits and daily attitudes. It is essential to raise awareness of the importance of each student”s role.

The UN suggests many activities for this purpose on several of its pages, where you can browse and select tasks. For example (with a more identified bias with Primary Education but extensible to Junior High): “Act now. Superheroes for climate action.”

This proposal is part of a broader spectrum within the “Make Change” campaign, more or less generic for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, with recommendations such as the Guide to Vagos to Save the World and with resources for students around the Sustainable Development Goals.

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<p>International conferences and meetings on climate change follow. For example, the United Nations Conference on Oceans was held in Lisbon at the end of June 2022. <a rel=

A recommended reading: Collapse: why some companies persist and others disappear, from Jared Diamond (edited in Spain by Debate, 2005): synopsis and links with supplementary information at https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collapse:_Por_qu%C3%A9_lead_company_perduran_y_and_other_disappear A selective reading can be done by chapters, projections.

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<p><strong>In Aragonese, news</strong> such as this (similar to others about the world”s ice masses), related to the loss of Pyrenean glaciers. <a href=

You can also see the video of the Aragonese Climate Change Strategy: “Your actions help us achieve this: Go to action!”

Throughout Secondary Education, the Aragonese curriculum incorporates elements related to sustainable development and the environment, as well as protection against emergencies and disasters, having one of its general methodological principles in relation to the social and natural environment and placing emphasis on health education and environmental education.

Objectives that helps to comply with this proposal

THAT:
  • Critically assess social habits related to health, consumption, care of living beings and the environment, contributing to their conservation and improvement.
Baccalaureate:
  • To know and critically assess the realities of the contemporary world, its historical background and the main factors of its evolution. Engaging in solidarity in the development and improvement of their social environment
  • To know and critically assess the contribution of science and technology to changing living conditions and to strengthen sensitivity and respect for the environment.

Subjects to be linked

  • Biology and Geology / Geography and History / Ethical values (ESO, 1st and 2nd cycles)
  • Economy (ESO, 2nd cycle)
  • Baccalaureate: To be allocated according to modality. For example, Earth and Environment Sciences

Skills development

  • Social and civic competences