i everyone! I'm Tiki the Penguin. My website is specially for kids (but grown-ups can look too if they really want). Did you know I'm the first penguin anywhere to make a website? And I'm now starting to find out how to make short animations.... I have to say it's really difficult. I also have a blog, just for fun!
I've got loads of stuff for you here. Some is just fun (like jokes, questions, quizzes and games) and some is more serious... Most popular are my Guides for kids where you can find out important things which you need to know about our world.
Climate change: The Big Threat facing everyone. People burning fossil fuels is making our planet too hot. This is also called "global warming". Some places face extreme temperatures and terrible wildfires. Ice sheets are melting everwhere. Storms (hurricanes, cyclones) are stronger and cause catastrophic flooding. Sea levels are rising and the oceans are getting more acid. Hot seawater is killing coral reefs on a massive scale. Droughts get ever more serious. Hey kids! Powerful people who could help stop this are taking no notice. The oil, gas and coal companies spend millions to try to stop you discovering that they are trashing your future!! But Greta Thunberg , a Swedish school girl, has started a school strike for climate movement. Millions of kids round the world joined in the first ever climate strike in March 2019. Many more are planned.
Sir David Attenborough, respected and trusted veteran wildlife broadcaster not given to hyperbole , has seen so much change for the worse in his long life. In the new (April 2019) BBC video Climate Change - The Facts, he says that we face "irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies".
problem with plastic (Updated September 2019) Waste plastic
is everywhere. It's getting to be one of the worst forms of pollution,
especially when it ends up in the oceans. And it's almost all made from fossil fuels. Please try my brand-new quiz to see how much you know about the plastic problem. Tip: to get a really good score, this it makes sense to read my guide first
Food Do you know what you're eating? Update and upgrade completed January 2017.
Life in danger What is the planet's most terrifying animal? Updated and re-designed, June 2016
Energy What is energy and why so important? What are fossil fuels and why is using them so dangerous?
Pollution Polluted land, polluted sea, polluted air — pollution is everywhere. But the most dangerous pollution is that which you cannot see: carbon dioxide which comes from people burning ever greater amounts of fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide is changing our climate more rapidly than even climate scientists thought possible Update April 2019
Genetic Engineering Some people think genetic engineering is dangerous. Others think it's perfectly safe. Who's right? And just what is CRISPR? Update links, July 2016
Earth's nine lives Our
planet has limits but do you know what they
Fracking Fracking is a way to find even more of those climate-damaging fossil fuels.
Eating the future Why are some people plundering the planet like there was no tomorrow? Updated – May 2017
Have you tried out my Time Machine? With this wonderful machine you can whizz back through time to the very beginning of everything. (It really works too. Look at the picture on the left! But don't worry: it's perfectly safe to have a go on. I guarantee you'll get back to the Present!)
Click here to take a trip through Time (updated April 2019)
Then there's my Quizzes, and Features such as my Galapagos Islands trip and an incredible true story about an island and a planet. And don't miss my Fun stuff pages .... music, puzzles and loads of jokes sent in by kids like you.
Please help! My website needs donations to keep it running. If everyone who looked at my website for just this month donated the cost of a burger and bottle of cola, I'd have enough money to keep website going for a year or more. Click here to find out more.
And hey! Do you want to help make my site even more cool? You can by writing to me... or tell me about something you're doing to help make our world better. I promise I'll reply to friendly messages. Here's how to email me.
Bye for now...
mind of a child is a fire to be kindled,
not a vessel to be filled."