Thursday, 28 February 2013

Points for Summary (Fit or Fat)

1 mark for each correct point up to 8 marks                                                                [8]

devised a national heavyweight programme called Trim & Fit (TAF),
which focuses on physical activity and proper nutrition.
Health fairs, talks and exhibitions are conducted in schools.
School canteens are discouraged from serving aerated or sweetened drinks.
as well as foods that have high fat, sugar or salt content.
Children are also encouraged to consume fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Obese students are referred to nutrition clinics.
Parents of obese children have to attend workshops on healthy diets and good eating habits.
In order to encourage parents to look out for their children’s health,
the Ministry of Education has linked a child’s academic performance to his health and weight.
In Hong Kong, health seminars and weight-loss programmes have been implemented in hospitals for obese children.
Obese children are also recommended for courses by their doctors. 

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Singapore Budget 2013

Hi all,

I strongly urge you to read the budget documents and critically think about how it would affect your family and you in the new financial year.

The following links is from AsiaOne and serves as a springboard for you to find out more.

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Introduction (Keming)

Imagine a world where the air is hardly breathable. Temperatures above fifty degrees celsius becomes a norm in most countries. Children falling one by one, vulnerable to the extreme weather. And these children are your children. Yes, that is the direction that man is propelling the Earth towards. Every day, millions of tons of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, gradually increasing the overall temperature of the planet. A large portion of this carbon dioxide release is the result of industrialization, man's greatest impact on the world. Climate change is a natural process, but what man has done in the last two hundred years was to speed this process up to an expeditious rate. Hence, man is to be held accountable for climate change.

Introduction (Iff)

Ever since the development of technology and the vast increase of population, man has exploited nature by deforestation and polluted the worlds ozone layer via industrialization. Even with a distinguished background, or even a powerful ancestor, one must use these factors to one’s own advantage solely in creating an identity of one’s own. As such, man is to be blamed for climate change.

Iffah (05) S308

Expository Introduction :D

Many sources have proof that man is the main reason that is leading to global warming.. Even the IPCC admits that man is on of the cause of global warming. By the end of the century, 100,000000 people would be drowning. The amount of C02 that is emitted by man to the atmosphere is the main reason why the ozone layer is getting thinner and thinner which cause global warming. In 1970, NASA launched a satellite measuring infrared spectra because increased C02 in the atmosphere absorbs more infrared radiation. Recently in 1996, Japanese Space Launched the similar satellite and both this satellites from NASA and Japanese Space Agency is similar. The amount of C02 and CH4 is rising in the atmosphere. 


Climate change is a result of global warming. Release of greenhouse gases  into the atmosphere causes global warming. Man is the main producer of greenhouse gases, through burning fuels in order to produce energy. Studies have shown the amount of greenhouse gases has increased proportionately to the population in developed countries. Hence, man is to be blamed for global warming.


Did u know that an article in Asiaone said that it was the driest year, for United States of America in 2012? The average precipitation of 25.67 inches dropped to 2.57 inches in 2012? Man plays a big part in climate change. In my opinion Man has to be blamed for climate change. Climate change has a lot of negative impacts on Earth. Some of them are deforestation, increase in carbon dioxide emission and also factors that cause these negative impacts are technological advancement, low development of Developing countries and also increasing population.

Introduction (Isaac)

After years and years of discussion and debate, we have come to a conclusion that mankind is to be blamed for the destructive effects of global warming and its impact on our climate globally. As our population increases with each passing second, our demand for resources rises as well. This has resulted in over-exhaustion of resources, deforestation and other drastic effects. With statements coming from Professor John Marburger, the science advisor to President George W.Bush said it was more than 90 per cent likely that mankind was causing global warming and that the earth may become "unlivable" without reductions in CO2 output, we now lie in the fate of our own hands. ~ Isaac

Introduction (Harindrar)

  Picture a world in turmoil. Where nature has gone wild. Temperatures are soaring in one region, people are suffering from hyperthermia from the heat and temperatures are plummeting in another part of the world, where people are suffering from hypothermia. This would be the future. This will be the situation my generation will be living in. Who is to be blamed for this? All fingers point to mankind. Man is responsible for climate change. He has caused the changes in temperatures across the globe with his ventures politically, economically, technologically and socially.

Introductory Paragraph

     Twenty-four hours from now, at least 70 million tons of carbon dioxide has been released into the atmosphere as observed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. If you think that is bad enough, think again, this happens everyday. This carbon dioxide being released into the air plays a major part in climate change especially for the past 10 to 12 years where global temperatures had reached a record high for the first time in millenniums. However, climate change is not natural, it is influenced by the acts of man which varies from the minor to the major factors that led to climate change. This is thus clear that man is to be blamed for climate change.


Man is to be blamed for climate change.

In 1985, scientists had discovered a hole in the earth’s ozone layer directly over Antarctica. By 1987, this hole had increased to the size of the United States of America. This hole is caused by the release of chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) which is released due to man made objects and activities such as factories. This hole in the ozone layer allows more heat to enter the planet but not leave it. This will cause a rise in the Earth’s temperature which is directly linked to climate change. Thus, in my opinion, I feel that man is to be blamed for climate change.


Climate change has caused many problems to the world in the past few years. These changes might be a potential thereat to mankind existent. According to the World Health Organization, 150 000 people die every year due to climate change and 100 million people will be flooded by the end of the century. Mankind is one of the main reasons why, due to his increasing human activities and emission of green house gases like carbon dioxide, that further contributes to climate change. Therefore mankind should be blamed for climate change and its continual negative impacts on planet earth.  

Introduction (Man Is To Be Blamed For Climate Change) -Darren

In our fast paced and developing world, people tend to get too distracted in the midst of developing their country and improving their way of life that they neglect the most basic and important thing in life, to conserve and protect our environment. Some statistics are the rise of sea level from 1mm/ year to about 2.5mm/year since the late 19th century, the steepest rate for more than 2,100 years. This will worsen overtime and scientists predicts that at 2050, sea level will rise by 13 inches, putting almost 200,000 homes at risk. Such severe changes in the climate causes can only be caused by global warming from the CO2 from which human have continuously and tirelessly emitting into the atmosphere, giving rise to all of this drastic changes. Hence, man is to be blamed for climate change.


Man is to be blamed for climate change. Man, with his selfish ambitions to further improve the quality of life, has resorted to increasing industrial activities that has undoubtedly increased carbon dioxide emission in the world. In an article written by NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration bureau concluded that the industrial activities that modern civilization depends on has raised the atmospheric carbon dioxide levels from 280 parts per million to 379 parts per million in the last 150 years. It is through this that the climate change has manifested itself in the rising of sea levels and more importantly, the increasing temperatures. -Chelsea


As affirmed by the National Aeronautical and Space Administration,it is stated that all three major global surface temperature reconstructions show that Earth has warmed since 1880.Most of this warming has occurred since the 1970s, with the 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all 10 of the warmest years occurring in the past 12 years.Man has played a "key" role in the recent abrupt climate change due to his personal interest to assuage his personal interests resulting in the consumption of resources.Hence, Man is to be blamed for climate change.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Introductory Paragraph

In the past during the 1940s, when man's technology was still in its early stages, average global surface temperatures only rose about 0.07 degrees celsius per decade. However, over the past three decades, as man became more advanced, an increase in the average global surface temperature of 0.13 degrees celsius per decade was recorded. This man-induced factor caused such a great change in the rate of global warming. Thus, man is to be blamed for climate change.

Introduction - Done by: Nina

“Global warming, along with the cutting and burning of forests and other critical habitats, is causing the loss of living species at a level comparable to the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. That event was believed to have been caused by a giant asteroid. This time it is not an asteroid colliding with the Earth and wreaking havoc: it is us.” ― Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It. What Al Gore said is true, climate change is caused by us, humans. It is what we, humans, have done, are doing and intend to do that caused and is causing global warming, therefore, man is to be held accountable for the changing climate.

Introductory Paragraph

Global warming has been a subject of continued debate. There is a separation in the amount of people who believe in it. Some say that we have to do something now to stop it, some say it will never occur. Ask whoever who believes it and most will point out that man is the main cause of it and that it is our fault that it is even happening. However, it is possible to see a decline in the amount of green house gasses produced as technology improves, we already see price drops and an increase in the amount of solar panels being used along with new developments like wave turbines. Thus man is not to be blamed for climate change as it is also doing what it can to stop it, along with trying to survive at the same time.

Introduction Paragraph

As endorsed on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) position of January 2001, it is stated that an increasing body of observations gives a collective picture of a warming world and other changes in the climate system. There is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities. Climate change has been a recent hot topic in the world and many evidences are pointing to the fact that man has been contributing the most to the climate change in the world. Some evidences that point to the fact that Man did play a large part in our recent climate change is that Man is clearing more land than necessary for industrialisation, Man has become lazier over the past few years and that we are using more resources to satisfy our personal and selfish needs.


Facts state that “Geologists believe sea levels could rise between seven and 23 inches by the end of the century if current warming trends continue.”Thus,this shows that Earth's temperature is constantly changing.However,the rapid increase in global temperatures have been closely associated with the developments of Mankind.The over exhausting of earth's resources,increase in the usage of private transportation and the overall development of technology have led to the change in climate,thus showing Man's fault in Climate change .Thus,I fully agree and believe that Mankind is to be blamed for climate change in this present age of advancement.

Introduction Paragraph

Hi all,

Please remember to refer to your PEEL assignment and the requirements of the introduction paragraph we went through in class. Thereafter, craft your very own introduction in response to your PEEL assignment and post it onto this blog.

We will then critique your works in class on 20 Feb, Wednesday.

See you tomorrow!

Mr Stanley Lim