Wednesday, 24 March 2010

new photos

I included the had and put bracelets and a ring on it so it looks more of a teenagers hand, and on the TV I put The Simpsons on, one thing I could have done was to show the DVD player, Wii, Skybox etc to anchor the image more with the text I would put with it

I like this one because I pointed the remote to the window to make it seem as if we control climate change, Homer and Lisa seem to notice this too.

One of the other photos, however Disney channel is aimed more at 11-14 year olds and i am targeting 15-19 year olds

A different angle, clearer, adownside to this one was that you cannot see much of the window, and this is my centre piece

I considered this one, however it was too blurry but it was a good angle.
A better angle, the window is not seen enough though.

New photos

Here I have put my final pieces, I didnt know what to change so i just left them, my 3rd piece will be completed soon,

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Friday, 5 February 2010

Photo taking.

The programme on the TV is MTV Base because it is supposed to suggest that a teenager is watching TV. I wanted to show the window so Icould put an image of the outcome of using energy alot. I also chose to show the Wii, Playstation, DVD and Sky box because I feel that these are used quite often in homes.

In these shots, I made sure that I included a lot of items like spray cans and wires showing to make it look like an exaggerated overuse of energy. I also included the window for the same reason.
I made sure I included a lot of items that suggest the room is that of a teenager's, I also put colours such as pink and lilac, to drop hints.

More work

Friday, 29 January 2010

Reasearch into climate change.

The greenhouse effect

The earth is surrounded by a layer of gases which act like the glass walls of a greenhouse. These gases let the sun’s rays enter, but stop much of the heat from escaping. This is a natural process, and it’s these ‘greenhouse gases’ (mainly carbon dioxide and water vapour) that keep the planet warm enough to sustain life.

However, as humans cause more greenhouse gases to be released into the atmosphere, the greenhouse effect becomes stronger. More heat is trapped and the earth's climate begins to change unnaturally.

In the UK, around:

4 per cent of emissions come from industrial processes
7 per cent are from agriculture – for example methane emissions from livestock and manure, and nitrous oxide emissions from chemical fertilisers
21 per cent are from transport
65 per cent come from the use of fuel to generate energy (excluding transport)
40 per cent of emissions in the UK are the result of decisions taken directly by individuals. The biggest sources of emissions for most people are likely to be:
energy use in the home (the main use is heating)
air travel

Other things in people's homes contribute to climate change
indirectly. Everything, from furniture to computers, from clothes to carpets, uses energy when it is produced and transported – and this causes emissions to be released.

Rising temperatures

The 1990s was the warmest decade in central England since records began in the 1660s. Summer heatwaves are now happening more frequently and in winter there are fewer frosts.
Globally, over the past century, the average temperature of the atmosphere near the earth’s surface has risen by 0.74 degrees Celsius. Eleven of the 12 hottest years on record occurred between 1995 and 2006.

Changing sea levels and temperatures

The sea level around the UK has risen
UK coastal waters have warmed by about 0.7 degrees Celsius over the past three decades. In addition, the average sea level around the UK is now about 10 cm higher than it was in 1900.

Globally, the sea level could rise by 18 to 59 cm by the end of the century. Rising sea levels would swamp some small, low-lying island states and put millions of people in all low-lying areas at risk of flooding.
You can use Google Earth to see how climate change could affect temperatures and ice caps over the next century. Google Earth also lets you view the loss of Antarctic ice shelves over the last 70 years.

Extreme weather

Since rain records began in 1766, the amount of winter rainfall in England and Wales has risen. Over the last 45 years it has also become heavier; in 2000, UK flooding was the worst for 270 years in some areas. Flood damage now costs Britain about £1 billion a year.
Globally, climate change means that extreme weather events – like floods, droughts and tropical storms – will become more frequent and dangerous.

Food and water

As temperatures increase and rainfall patterns change, crop yields are expected to drop significantly in Africa, the Middle East and India.
Water availability for irrigation and drinking will be less predictable because rain will be more variable. It is also possible that salt from rising sea levels may contaminate underground fresh water supplies in coastal areas. Droughts are likely to be more frequent. Up to three billion people could suffer increased water shortages by 2080.


With rising temperatures, diseases like malaria, West Nile disease, dengue fever and river blindness will shift to different areas. It is predicted that
290 million additional people could be exposed to malaria by the 2080s.