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    A call to help protect the future A call to help protect the future Presentation Transcript

    • Over 100 years ago, people worldwide began burning more coal and oil for homes, factories, and transportation.
    • Burning fossil fuels releases greenhouse gases like:
      • carbon dioxide,
      • water vapor,
      • methane &
      • nitrous oxide
      • into the atmosphere.
    • These added greenhouses gases have caused Earth to warm more quickly than it has in the past.
    • … global temperatures are expected to continue to rise. And as human activities continue to add carbon dioxide and other greenhouse or heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere…
    • CLIMATE CHANGE is already beginning to transform lives on Earth…
    • Around the globe, seasons are shifting which destroy harvests and cause hunger…
    • Around the globe, temperatures are climbing…
    • Extreme drought is increasing due to higher evaporation rate. With this, crops are withering leading to food shortages.
    • Risk of fire… … is increasing
    • Sea levels are rising. Melting ice sheets could raise sea levels high enough to flood coastal areas around the globe… Source: http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=rising-sea-levels-subject-of-run-up-2009-03-10 according to scientists gathering in Denmark for a three-day climate-change conference.
    • Sea levels are rising.
    • Around the globe, surface water temperatures are warming… About a quarter of the world's coral reefs died in the last few decades.
    • heavier rainfall is causing flooding in many regions. Around the globe,
    • Around the globe, heavier rainfall is causing flooding in many regions.
    • Flooding caused by more intense rainfall is due to warmer temperatures.
    • Flooding caused by warmer temperatures
    • Flooding caused by warmer temperatures
    • Flooding caused by warmer temperatures
    • ecosystems are changing. Vulnerable & endangered species, coral reefs, and polar animals may die. Around the globe,
    • Hot summer weather is lasting for several days. there are more frequent heat waves. Warmer temperatures affect human health and more deaths occur due to heat waves. Around the globe,
    • Left ignored & uncontrolled, CLIMATE CHANGE could continue to increasingly affect our lives and putting more risk of the future generation.
    • Having this global problem, CLIMATE CHANGE , thus, requires nothing less than a UNITED GLOBAL RESPONSE in order to resolve it.
    • To take stand against this serious CLIMATE CHANGE , Earth Hour was organized by W orld W ildlife F und.
    • Earth Hour, has become a global sustainability movement participated by hundreds of millions of people all over the world by doing something quite simple…
    • This global event is designed to promote awareness of an ever growing concern about CLIMATE CHANGE .
    • This symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact on this fight - to protect our future and that of future generation.
    • This year, Earth Hour will be celebrated on Saturday March 26, 2010 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    • Everyone is encouraged to participate Earth Hour by turning OFF non-essential lights & appliances in their homes & business establishments.
    • On this Earth Hour, let us go beyond the hour .
    • let us think about what else we can do and change in our daily life that will benefit our planet. After the lights go back on…
    • Let us all show our commitment to protect the one thing that unites us all: Our future depends on it. Together, our actions add up.
      • the PLANET.
    • Our choice to act and get involved with now can affect the future of our planet. Let us go beyond the hour for Earth Hour 2011.
    • The world is changing… As such, we all need to act now before our climate changes beyond repair…
    • Let us be the CLIMATE SAVERS in our own little ways….
    • Together, let us make a difference. Mar 26, 2011 (8:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
    • Let us all save the date, and help save the Earth, for our future and that of future generation.
    • EARTH HOUR March 26, 2011 (8:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
    • This time, LET US GO BEYOND THE HOUR…