Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ice in Greenland and the Arctic is melting so rapidly!!!

Arctic Melting Fast; May Swamp U.S. Coasts by 2099

Also, Antarctic's ice 'melting faster'!!!

Air polution

Saturday, November 26, 2005

E.E.A.

European Enviroment Agency
http://www.eea.eu.int/
Chris

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

environment

Greenpeace site
Ground Control
by David Bowie


Ground control to major tom
Ground control to major tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

Ground control to major tom
Commencing countdown, engines on
Check ignition and may god’s love be with you

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five,
Four, three, two, one, liftoff

This is ground control to major tom
You’ve really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare

This is major tom to ground control
I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do

Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles
I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell me wife I love her very much she knows

Ground control to major tom
Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, major tom?
Can you hear me, major tom?
Can you hear me, major tom?
Can you....

Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the moon
Planet earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do.
Hello everyone I'd like to inform you that there is an amazing party upcoming next week at my home planet, Betelgeuse 5. It is a few light years away, a conciderable distance, so the only reasonable way to get there on time is by the D4 Interstellar Spaceship that departs at 574gl (galavtic timing). It is cheap confortable and fast.
Another not so reasonable way is through the sub-dimensional teleporter, its much faster instant actually- but I definately don't suggest it.
Its going to be a great party and I will be pleased to meet you there!
P.S. Book a ticket a couple of days ago to be safe

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

We are the world (USA for Africa)

There comes a time when we need a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying, oh, and it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all
We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We're all a part of god's great big family
And the truth, you know love is all we need
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start givin'
There's a choice we're makin'
We're savin' our own lives
It's true, we'll make a better day
Just you and me
Well, send them you your heart so they know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As god has shown us by turning stone to bread
And so we all must lend a helping hand
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start givin'
Whoa, there's a choice we're makin'
We're savin' our own lives
It's true, we'll make a better day
Just you and me
When you're down and out
There seems no hope at all
But if you just believe
There's no way we can fall
Well, well, well, let us realize
Oh, that one change can only come.
When we stand together as one
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start givin'
There's a choice we're makin'
We're savin' our own lives
It's true, we'll make a better day
Just you and me

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

A sight for sore eyes


At last, photgraphic evidence of my students working. I'm off to call CNN! BTW, don't forget to post your song lyrics.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Russians by Sting

Russians by Sting


In Europe and America there's a growing feeling of
hysteria
Conditioned to respond to all the threats
In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets
Mister Krushchev said, 'We will bury you'
I don't subscribe to this point of view
It'd be such an ignorant thing to do
If the Russians love their children too

How can I save my little boy
From Oppenheimer's deadly toy?
There is no monopoly on common sense
On either side of the political fence
We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

There is no historical precedent to put
Words in the mouth of the president
There's no such thing as a winnable war
It's a lie we don't believe anymore
Mister Reagan says 'We will protect you'
I don't subscribe to this point of view
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too
We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
What might save us, me and you
Is if the Russians love their children too


1 When do you think the song was written ?
2 What do you think it is about ?
3 How has the world changed since then?

Entertainment nowadays and at my parents time

The world has changed in general since the time my parents were young , so did the ways of entertainment. At my parent's time young people weren't allowed to stay out late but now most of us return home in the early morning. At that time when friends were gathered in a place , they used to make long conversations but nowadays we prefer to watch dvds. In general while my parents were having fun with other people , we tent to amuse ourselves using technology or spending money. But we could say that the bigger change is the fact that we are given a lot of money in order to entertain ourselves but our parents didn't they usualy had to save up!
By Danae

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Forms of entertainment...

Forms of entertainment nowadays, obtained a new and more modern image since our parents’ adulthood. The presence of facilities we now enjoy, and the rapid technological evolution has lead to various new entertainment forms, and the replacement of others. Years ago facilities such as contemporary courts, multi-cinemas that give you the opportunity to choose among 9 or more different movies, and even home cinemas for private screening of extremely high sound and video definition, were inexistent. By now they have succeeded the long gone by disco halls and open-air cinemas and comprise some of the most common ways of entertainment. On the other hand, the spread use of personal computers that incorporate million capabilities such as the World Wide Web, gave another dimension of what we call interactive entertainment and online gaming. As entertainment has been interlaced with technology, all its forms will evolve into something new. Probably years after, entertainment forms will vary even more and will replace the way we enjoy ourselves nowadays.

By Irini

How have forms of entertainment changed...(by Eleni)

I think that the forms of entertainment have not changed significantly through the years. They have just been affected by technology and have become more contemporary. My father, for example, used to spend his spare time with his friends going to the cinema, to taverns or cafés. These forms still exist today. My mother was born in a small village, the strict local society of which didn’t allow girls to go out and have some fun. So they would assemble at homes and spend their time doing several things such as cooking and knitting. Girls, of course, have the freedom to do whatever they want today but the meetings at homes remain a form of entertainment.