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Dr. Amanda Staudt shares the latest climate science with a group of NWF wildlife activists.

Dr. Amanda Staudt shares the latest climate science with a group of NWF wildlife activists.

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Protecting our Natural World; Securing Our Children's Future Protecting our Natural World; Securing Our Children's Future Presentation Transcript

  • The presentation will begin at 2 PM (EST). If you have trouble hearing the presentation online, please call in at: 1-800-791-2345 x 78570
  • REDUCE CARBON POLLUTION AS MUCH AND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE Amanda Staudt, Ph.D. May 12, 2009 NOAA
  • Overwhelming scientific evidence Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier  
  • Arctic Sea Ice Rapidly Melting 2007 2008
  • Polar bears on thin ice Larry Master Howard Ruby
  • Sea-level Rise Rates Larger Than Previously Projected Sea-level rise (feet) by 2100 IPCC (2007) 2 0 6 4
  • Sea-level Rise Rates Larger Than Previously Projected Sea-level rise (feet) by 2100 Recent Observations (Pfeffer et al., 2008) IPCC (2007) 2 0 6 4
  • Sea-level Rise Rates Larger Than Previously Projected Sea-level rise (feet) by 2100 Recent Observations (Pfeffer et al., 2008) Last 2000 Years (Grinstead et al., 2009) IPCC (2007) 2 0 6 4
  • Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge global sea level rise = +2.3 feet
  • Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge global sea level rise = +2.3 feet
  • Widespread forest mortality (Van Mantgem, P.J., et al, 2009)
  • Pine beetle infestations Allen L. Thornton
  • Early signs of triggering rapid warming? Tony Case  
  • Melting Permafrost Releasing Methane (Walter et al., 2007)
  • Methane release from ocean floor (Shakhova and Semiletov, 2009) SIBERIA
  • Impacts of continued warming are beyond what many may realize
  • Impacts of continued warming are beyond what many may realize Brian Gratwicke
  • Impacts of continued warming are beyond what many may realize Brian Gratwicke Andrew Heavens
  • Impacts of continued warming are beyond what many may realize Brian Gratwicke Uncultured Project Andrew Heavens
  • Impacts of continued warming are beyond what many may realize Brian Gratwicke Uncultured Project Andrew Heavens NOAA
  • Need to act now! Bright_Star  
  • Historic Opportunity... ...to reduce global warming pollution ...to repower America by advancing a clean energy economy ...to protect wildlife for our children’s future
  • What Can I Do?
    • Speak up for strong climate and energy legislation in 2009
    • www.nwf.org/climateaction