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Nature 2-1

  1. 1. Nature matters (or How to save the Planet)By João Paulo Alves
  2. 2. This is Earth Not actual size
  3. 3. It is extremely small Sun (too big to fit on this graphic) Jupiter SaturnSource: Wikipedia
  4. 4. Yet it is treated as if its resources were infiniteThey are clearly not!
  5. 5. Problems are
  6. 6. There are all sorts of problemsGlobal warming Deforestation Lack of fresh watter
  7. 7. Earth is getting hot.
  8. 8. Green house gases are causing this
  9. 9. Gases that come mostly from human activity and burning of fossil fuels.
  10. 10. Forests are being destroyed
  11. 11. Forests are being destroyed
  12. 12. An area equivalent tofootball fields of amazonian forest will have been destroyed when you finish this presentation Source: Greenpeace
  13. 13. This area used to be Amazonian forest 245 miles (394 km) asd 181 miles (291 km)Source:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=-10.90883,-62.056274&spn=3.785855,4.768066&z=8
  14. 14. This area used to be Amazonian forest 245 miles (394 km) asd Now it’s completely gone 181 miles (291 km)Source:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=-10.90883,-62.056274&spn=3.785855,4.768066&z=8
  15. 15. We’re alsorunning out of fresh
  16. 16. “ By 2025, one third ofthe global population willnot have access toadequate drinking water. ” Lord Nicholas Stern, author of the Governments Stern Review on the economics of climate change
  17. 17. “Is it a crisis? If we dont do somedecent water planning, it could be.” Jack Hoffbuhr, director of American Water Works Association.
  18. 18. We’re clearly heading into thewrong direction
  19. 19. Turn off lights andappliances whenyou leave a room.
  20. 20. Turn off lights andappliances whenyou leave a room.
  21. 21. Use public transportation
  22. 22. Use public transportation Or better
  23. 23. WALK!
  24. 24. But if you really have to
  25. 25. Choose an hybridPhoto by Udo Richter
  26. 26. An hybrid car,,that is.
  27. 27. Plant a tree
  28. 28. Verify that your home is leak-free.
  29. 29. Reduce the amount of time you spend on the shower
  30. 30. Buyrecycledpaper.
  31. 31. Buyrecycledpaper.(No, I also did not know thatrecycled toilet paper existed)
  32. 32. Prefer fluorescent lights.
  33. 33. Turn offelectronics in stand-by.
  34. 34. cle
  35. 35. Alertyoungergenerationsabouttheseissues
  36. 36. And remember whatChief Seattle once said Photo by DartVader
  37. 37. Photo by valerio
  38. 38. THE END Or is it just a new beginning?
  39. 39. All Images taken (with the owners’ permission) from: http://www.sxc.hu http://www.flickr.com

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