REFLECTION
http://www.quotesdonkey.com/170-environment-quotes/

It is disheartening but this has become a fact. And this is caused by...
From “Projected Extreme Temperatures, ”
Video talks Week 2

• This is one of the most striking statements from the MOOC th...
Strongest typhoon ever to
make landfall in recorded
history
 Why a phenomenon?
 Phenomenon –
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“something that ca...
THE WARNING
“Typhoons such as Yolanda (Haiyan) and its
impacts represent a sobering reminder to the
international communit...
It is highly encouraged that we visit this page to see the aftermath of
Haiyan in Tacloban City, one of the most devastate...
IT IS GLOBAL

“Only early,
cooperative,
international
actions can
make that
happen.”

(Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C World...
THE TAKEN-FOR-GRANTED REALITY
Look on the photo and reflect
for a while.
 OUR Earth is going towards a
4°C warmer world; ...
WE need to act NOW.

Grab every chance.
Let US ALL turn down the
heat!

Background photo from http://www.climate.unc.edu/C...
SOURCES AND RECOMMENDED READINGS
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https://d396qusza40orc.cloudfront.net/warmerworld%2Fpdfs%2F4%2...
Thank you! 

There’s only one earth, and nothing else.
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Final project for Turn Down The Heat Coursera MOOC

--This artifact is aimed at participants of this MOOC so we can reflect on our knowledge on environmental issues and what we have learned on this MOOC. This makes use of quotes which are actually some important points to ponder which can be our jumping-off point. We need to remember that the fight against a 4°C warmer world should not stop as this MOOC ends, but this is just the beginning. I hope that we all share and apply what we got from this online course to the real world. God bless! :)

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Reflection: A Digital Artifact on Turn Down The Heat Coursera MOOC

  1. 1. REFLECTION
  2. 2. http://www.quotesdonkey.com/170-environment-quotes/ It is disheartening but this has become a fact. And this is caused by US. Water pollution on many parts of the world destroyed or endanger ecosystems and biodiversity. We add the changes in temperature, ocean acidification and sea level rise. Meanwhile, air pollution brings risks to human health and the greenhouse gases WE have continuously put on the air are now enhancing the greenhouse effect which brings global warming. What have WE done to the vital elements that we can’t live without?
  3. 3. From “Projected Extreme Temperatures, ” Video talks Week 2 • This is one of the most striking statements from the MOOC that makes it easy for everyone to understand the 4°C problem. • This is a fact, a horrifying fact that we, present-day people may not face, but our kids, grandchildren, and future generations will face if WE proceed with the business-as-usual scenario.
  4. 4. Strongest typhoon ever to make landfall in recorded history  Why a phenomenon?  Phenomenon –    “something that can be observed and studied and that typically is unusual or difficult to understand or explain fully” (Merriam Webster) It is exceptional, not something we experience usually http://weather.com.ph/announcements/super-typhoon-haiyanyolanda-update-number-012 THE SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN PHENOMENON
  5. 5. THE WARNING “Typhoons such as Yolanda (Haiyan) and its impacts represent a sobering reminder to the international community that we cannot afford to procrastinate on climate action.” (Yeb Sano, Philippines Representative to the U.N. Summit on Climate Change) WE NEED to act NOW. People should get the hint that this is a serious problem that does not have a single action as a solution. It involves effort and time. And as Climate Champions or Policy Makers, WE can initiate and encourage those who are apathetic to the reality WE are facing.
  6. 6. It is highly encouraged that we visit this page to see the aftermath of Haiyan in Tacloban City, one of the most devastated areas in the Philippines: http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/typhoon-haiyan-photos-before-after/ “The risk of loss of wealth because of tropical cyclone disasters appears to be increasing faster than wealth.” (UNISDR 2011 as cited in Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C World Must Be Avoided World Bank, 2012, Chapter 3, p.27) The Philippines is located at the Pacific typhoon belt, making it vulnerable to tropical cyclones. As we learned from this MOOC, high-intensity tropical cyclones can become more common as the earth warms. Being a third-world country, it will be very hard for the Philippines to cope with such conditions. But remember that this is not a case possible only for the Philippines, but to anywhere else that can be affected by natural disasters, be it a super typhoon or anything else.
  7. 7. IT IS GLOBAL “Only early, cooperative, international actions can make that happen.” (Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C World Must Be Avoided World Bank, 2012, Chapter 7, p.64) This is a global problem that needs a global solution. This is everybody’s problem and everybody should take part in the solution.
  8. 8. THE TAKEN-FOR-GRANTED REALITY Look on the photo and reflect for a while.  OUR Earth is going towards a 4°C warmer world; it is burning, it is sick.  OUR Earth is in OUR hands. As we let it burn and get worse, we also in turn burn ourselves, hurt ourselves.  http://boolger.blogspot.com/2011/03/our-earth-wasdangerously-ill.html#.UwXO_fmSyT8 But remember, it is in OUR hands because WE have the choice to either let it burn and in turn hurt us or WE make an action to heal OUR earth.
  9. 9. WE need to act NOW. Grab every chance. Let US ALL turn down the heat! Background photo from http://www.climate.unc.edu/ClimateActionProgram
  10. 10. SOURCES AND RECOMMENDED READINGS             https://d396qusza40orc.cloudfront.net/warmerworld%2Fpdfs%2F4%20Degree_ Chapter%206%2C%207.pdf https://d396qusza40orc.cloudfront.net/warmerworld%2Fpdfs%2F4%20Degree_ Chapter%203%2C%204%2C%205.pdf https://class.coursera.org/warmerworld-001/wiki/Week_2_video http://www.globalresearch.ca/climate-change-the-philippines-haiyan-typhoonis-not-the-result-of-global-warming/5358195 http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/globalwarming/pollution-overview/ http://www.quotesdonkey.com/170-environment-quotes/ http://boolger.blogspot.com/2011/03/our-earth-was-dangerouslyill.html#.UwXO_fmSyT8 http://weather.com.ph/announcements/super-typhoon-haiyan-yolanda-updatenumber-012 http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenomenon http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2013/nov/29/climate-changeextreme-weather-philippines-typhoon-haiyan http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11/131108-supertyphoonhaiyan-yolanda-atmosphere-climate-change/ http://science.time.com/2013/11/11/climate-change-didnt-cause-supertyphoonhaiyan-but-the-storm-is-still-a-reason-to-fight-warming/#ixzz2kS4dziWv
  11. 11. Thank you!  There’s only one earth, and nothing else.
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