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  • 1. MASHUDU MUNDALAMO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: RENEWABLE ENERGY CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION SECTOR COORDINATION UNIT [email_address] 012 310 3414 Climate Change Presentation (Earth Hour Awareness Campaign)
  • 2. Overview of this Presentation
      • The Science of Climate Change
      • South Africa’s GHGs Emission Profile
      • Earth Hour Campaign
      • Energy Efficiency Measures
  • 3. The science of the Climate Change
    • Climate change is defined as a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global
    • Warming of the climate system is unequivocal , as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global mean sea level.
  • 4. Green House Effect
  • 5. Global mean temperatures are rising faster with time Period Rate 50 0.128  0.026 Years  /decade 100 0.074  0.018 Warmest 12 years: 1998,2005,2003,2002,2004,2006, 2001,1997,1995,1999, 1990 ,2000
  • 6. The Global Challenge
    • The observations
    • Global Mean Temperature
    • Global Average Sea Level
    • Northern hemisphere snow cover
    • Changes in temperature, sea level and Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover
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  • 15. Background of Earth Hour Campaign
    • Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change
    • Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating
    • Earth Hour has done a lot to raise awareness of climate change issues.
    • Visit www. http://www.earthhour.org.za/ to pledge your support.
    • Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm (local time).
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  • 18. Energy Saving Tips
    • Improved energy efficiency of lightning's by using compact fluorescent lights lamps (CFL) instead of Incascadent Bulbs
    • Improved heat insulation and building designs
    • Switch off the geyser
    • Install aerated shower heads to minimize hot water consumption
    • Switch lights off
    • Keep lids on the pot when you cook to conserve heat and energy;
    • Dont leave electrical appliances switched on when not in use.
    • Boil only the amount of water you need instead of a full pot or kettle
    • Close the fridge door every time you take things out. Check that the seal closes properly
  • 19. Continues……………….
    • Do all your ironing at the same time instead of in little bits;
    • Install large north-facing windows
    • Install a solar water-heater instead of an electric geyser;
    • Use the sun to dry washed clothes instead of a tumble drier
  • 20. Conclusion
    • As a coal based economy with high energy intensive industries, There is a need for the country to join hands with international community in raising awareness around Climate Change.
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    • THANX FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION