A call to help protect the future
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  • 1. Over 100 years ago, people worldwide began burning more coal and oil for homes, factories, and transportation.
  • 2. Burning fossil fuels releases greenhouse gases like:
    • carbon dioxide,
    • water vapor,
    • methane &
    • nitrous oxide
    • into the atmosphere.
  • 3. These added greenhouses gases have caused Earth to warm more quickly than it has in the past.
  • 4. … 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…
  • 5. CLIMATE CHANGE is already beginning to transform lives on Earth…
  • 6. Around the globe, seasons are shifting which destroy harvests and cause hunger…
  • 7. Around the globe, temperatures are climbing…
  • 8. Extreme drought is increasing due to higher evaporation rate. With this, crops are withering leading to food shortages.
  • 9. Risk of fire… … is increasing
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. Sea levels are rising.
  • 12. Around the globe, surface water temperatures are warming… About a quarter of the world's coral reefs died in the last few decades.
  • 13. heavier rainfall is causing flooding in many regions. Around the globe,
  • 14. Around the globe, heavier rainfall is causing flooding in many regions.
  • 15. Flooding caused by more intense rainfall is due to warmer temperatures.
  • 16. Flooding caused by warmer temperatures
  • 17. Flooding caused by warmer temperatures
  • 18. Flooding caused by warmer temperatures
  • 19. ecosystems are changing. Vulnerable & endangered species, coral reefs, and polar animals may die. Around the globe,
  • 20. 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,
  • 21. Left ignored & uncontrolled, CLIMATE CHANGE could continue to increasingly affect our lives and putting more risk of the future generation.
  • 22. Having this global problem, CLIMATE CHANGE , thus, requires nothing less than a UNITED GLOBAL RESPONSE in order to resolve it.
  • 23. To take stand against this serious CLIMATE CHANGE , Earth Hour was organized by W orld W ildlife F und.
  • 24. Earth Hour, has become a global sustainability movement participated by hundreds of millions of people all over the world by doing something quite simple…
  • 25. This global event is designed to promote awareness of an ever growing concern about CLIMATE CHANGE .
  • 26. 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.
  • 27. This year, Earth Hour will be celebrated on Saturday March 26, 2010 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • 28. Everyone is encouraged to participate Earth Hour by turning OFF non-essential lights & appliances in their homes & business establishments.
  • 29. On this Earth Hour, let us go beyond the hour .
  • 30. 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…
  • 31. 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.
  • 32. 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.
  • 33. The world is changing… As such, we all need to act now before our climate changes beyond repair…
  • 34. Let us be the CLIMATE SAVERS in our own little ways….
  • 35. Together, let us make a difference. Mar 26, 2011 (8:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
  • 36. Let us all save the date, and help save the Earth, for our future and that of future generation.
  • 37. EARTH HOUR March 26, 2011 (8:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
  • 38. This time, LET US GO BEYOND THE HOUR…