Watch this animation to understand how human activities release carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases. These greenhouse gases traps heat in the atmosphere which leads to climate change. Titled ‘Carbon Footprints’, this two-minute animation was adapted from the ITE College East’s video entry that won the third prize in the JC/CI/ITE category of the National Climate Change Competition 2012 Short Film Challenge.
This animation is featured in the first-ever national climate change roving exhibitions titled “Our Green Home” organised by the National Climate Change Secretariat. The exhibition runs from September 2012 to January 2013. For more information on the roving exhibition, please visit
A montage of videos that are created and publicly available for free from the Alliance for Climate Change (
This video is an edit of 3 of them for shortened time sequences; aimed at teachers and educators to use in their curriculum planning and preparation. All work is copyright of the respective owners. I have uploaded this as an aid for teachers only. See the ACE website for more information!
Learn the basics about carbon footprints when learning about carbon chemistry, within environmental chemistry.
You can reduce your own contribution to climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide you release into the atmosphere.
Your carbon footprint is measured by the amount of extra carbon dioxide your lifestyle adds to the atmosphere as a result of the use of fossil fuels, or the cutting down of trees for example.
If your country generates electricity without burning fossil fuel, for example nuclear power or replenishables such as wind or hydro, your carbon footprint will be reduced.
You can reduce your carbon footprint by insulating your house, triple-glazing your windows, drive your car efficiently or use public transport or walk, buy food locally, use LED lights and reduce the amount of red meat you eat.
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