Global Ways To Tackle Global Warming


Published on

Published in: Education, Technology
1 Like
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Global Ways To Tackle Global Warming

  1. 1. Global ways to tackle Global warming <ul><li>Kyoto Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>It was set up in 1997 at the Rio Earth Summit </li></ul><ul><li>The aim was to reduce the amount of carbon emissions going into the atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Industrialised countries like the UK and US had to reduce their Greenhouse Gas emissions by 5.2% </li></ul>
  2. 2. Ways to achieve the reduction <ul><li>Carbon Credits </li></ul><ul><li>A country was allowed an upper limit to how much CO2 they could produce. </li></ul><ul><li>Countries like the US and UK often produced over their limits. </li></ul><ul><li>However some countries did not produce CO2 emissions to their limit. </li></ul><ul><li>The US and UK could buy the space left by other countries. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Carbon credits example <ul><li>UK – Limit is 100 tonnes </li></ul><ul><li>UK produced 130 tonnes </li></ul><ul><li>Cuba – limit is 60 tonnes – produced 40 tonnes – 20 tonnes spare </li></ul><ul><li>Ghana – limit is 40 tonnes – produced 30 tonnes – 10 tonnes spare </li></ul><ul><li>The UK could buy the combined spare of Cuba and Ghana to prevent going over their limit </li></ul>
  4. 4. Common but differentiated responsibility <ul><li>This is important </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every country as a responsibility to reduce the rate of global warming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However the role different countries pay depends on how developed they are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For example MEDC’s will have to play a bigger role than LEDC’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MEDC will have to pay for technology to help LEDC’s develop sustainably </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. One big issue <ul><li>India and China want to achieve the same standard of living as people have in the UK and US </li></ul><ul><li>They want to develop quickly and the easiest way is to use fossil fuels to develop </li></ul><ul><li>They also say this – ‘why should we use more expensive sustainable (renewable) methods when richer countries do not use those more expensive methods?’ </li></ul>
  6. 7. The future <ul><li>Many countries will fail to reduce their CO2 emissions by the required amount </li></ul><ul><li>In February 2007 many leading countries agreed that they would discuss the possibility of a successor to the Kyoto Protocol </li></ul>
  7. 8. Tackling Acid Rain <ul><li>To tackle acid rain scrubber brushes were attached to chimneys in factories </li></ul><ul><li>The scrubbers reduced the amount of CO2. sulphur dioxide and nitric oxides </li></ul><ul><li>This means a reduction in the amount of acid rain causing gases in rain </li></ul>
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.