BTN: Fossil Fuel

This BTN story discussed the issues the world has been having around fossil fuels. Last week the G7 was held. This is for the world’s 7 most powerful countries. They said that they would stop using fossil fuels by the end of the end of 2100. Coal, oil and gas are all fossil fuels and they can nearly power everything you see around you.

Fossil fuels take 100’s of million years to be made. At this time the world was full of dinosaurs and the seas were full of life. For fossil fuels to be made a living thing has to die, all living things have carbon and this is whats needed to make fossil fuels, this is the first step in making fossil fuels.  Carbon is in dinosaurs, humans, plants and animals. Secondly these fossil have to fall to the bottom of the ocean where they need to have access to heat from the ocean water and pressure from sand and other  heavy substances. Then there’s a lot of waiting until they become fossil fuels. Coal and gas are also made that way just a bit different.

In the 1800 fossil fuels really began to be used. And this is when the world’s climate change problems became a problem. There are two problems with climate change, the first is that it has to eventually run out and it makes pollution. Scientists say if we do not cut down how much fossil fuel we use the sea level will rise and there will be a lot more extreme weather. But I still wonder if we will actually stop using fossil fuels?

BTN: FIFA Scandal

This BTN story discussed the issues Fifa officials have lately been having with who will hold the World Cup in 2022. Fifa is the World soccer community, it is loved by billions of people all around the world.  Nine FIFA officials have been arrested for corruption. Corruption is when you are dishonest in a position or power you have been given. Some of these men have been accused of taking millions and millions of dollars from countries for favors. These favors are their votes for whoever should hold the 2022 World Cup.`

The World cup is the biggest sporting event in the world, it is even bigger than the Olympics. Australia put a bid of 46 million dollars towards the 2022 World cup, but in the the end Qatar got to hold the event. But there are some problems with Qatar holding the event.

Qatar is a very small country in the middle east, it also has a very small population. Only 2 million people live in Qatar. It can get very hot temperatures too. It can get to 50 degrees. These temperatures occur in June this is when the World cup is played. This is why they are moving the time of the World Cup. Fifa has had to change the time of the event to a cooler time of the year. This is the first time it has been moved in its whole history. Qatar is also not treating their workers well. They have horrible work regulations so because they need to build so many buildings many people are dying. 1200 workers have died since the project began.

If they find that Qatar or Russia has done the wrong thing they may lose their privileges to hold the event. Sepp Blatter (the leader of Fifa) wasn’t involved in the scandal but he will still be stepping down. There are still people checking out if he wasn’t involved. There will still be a few more months until they get a ne

w leader. But I still wonder if Sepp was part of it?

BTN: Dear Hope Street

Dear Hope Street.

This BTN Story discussed Dear Hope Street. This is an activity for all kids to connect with others all round the world, teaching kids how different people live and making kids aware of how easy things are to find on the web. Dear Hope Street was created by Alex who is wanting kids to take their own actions in interacting with kids and people all around the globe.

All you need to have is internet, a postcard, a warm message to go in your letter and a house to pick that lives on hope street. But before you post your message you need to take a photo of it and put it online so whoever receives it can return it to you or start a conversation. On your postcard that you receive will be a picture of your house drawn by the child sending the message. Students will look at that house by google street view to get an idea of what the house looks like.

This is all about trying to send hope around the world and with over 1000 kids already taking part it has a good future. But I still wonder is this changing the world or having no effect?

100 WC Week#35

It was the drink you had to try, the drink everyone likes ,’The wally wonka’. It made my tongue tingle with a taste of sweet and fresh raspberries mmm. But one day they thought it could be out done. Boy were they wrong.

It was a cold Monday when they brange it out ‘The wally winky’. I had to have a try, but when I had it my tongue began to no tingle but burst I turned into a gigantic watermelon.