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    Effects of Global Warming Presentation Effects of Global Warming Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • Climate Change:Fitting the pieces together Presented by: Newbies Group
    • Do you remember ONDOY?
    • Are you one of them?
    • Are you ready for this?
    • What have we done?
    • WE ARE ALL VICTIM
    • CLIMATE CHANGE• Is a change in the statistical distribution of weather over periodic of time that range from decades to millions of years.• Climate change may be limited to a specific region or may occur across the whole earth or planet
    • GLOBAL WARMINGIs the increase in the averagetemperature of Earth’s near-surface, air and ocean
    • What causes climate change?Natural Causes• Continental Drift• Volcanoes• The Earth’s Tilt• Ocean Currents
    • Continental Driftis the movement of Earth’s continents relative to each other.
    • Volcanoes
    • The Earth’s Tilt
    • Ocean Currents
    • What causes climate change?Human Cause• Green House Gases
    • “Greenhouse effect”Increasing greenhouse gases trap more heat
    • Greenhouse gases Carbon dioxideNitrous oxide Methane Water Sulfur hexafluoride
    • Could the warming be natural?
    • Is it real?
    • Effects: Snow and ice Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park 1900 and 2008
    • Aspen, CO Forecast:Partly cloudy todayHigh : 28°FLow: 13°FIncreasing cloudsover night. Coldertomorrow.
    • Effects on ecosystems
    • U.K.: Train rails buckle Germany: Lowest river levels this century France: >14,000 deaths Switzerland: Melting glaciers, avalanchesPortugal: Forest fires 2003 European Heat Wave
    • Sea-level rise projections : a few inches toa few feet•2 ft: U.S. would lose 10,000 square miles•3 ft: Would submerge Miami
    • Produce more fuel-efficient vehiclesReduce vehicle useImprove energy-efficiency in buildingsDevelop carbon capture and storage processesTriple nuclear powerIncrease solar powerDecrease deforestation/plant forestsImprove soil carbon management strategies
    • Individual actions Tune up Unplug your appliances or Use mass furnace plug into atransit, bike, power strip and walk, roller switch it off skate Caulk, Buy water-saving weatherstrip, appliances and insulate, and toilets; installing replace old Buy products low-flow shower windows with a U.S. EPA heads. Energy Star label