Top Ten Things to Know About Global Warming
Number Ten <ul><li>There is a scientific consensus that human activities are very likely to affect global climate </li></ul>
Number Nine <ul><li>There is some chance that, due to the uncertainties of complex models and the assumptions used to driv...
Number Eight <ul><li>Ignoring the potential implications of climate change is taking a big risk with a valuable asset. </l...
Number Seven <ul><li>In order to avoid dangerous interference, IPCC estimates that  we need to hold global emissions about...
Number Six <ul><li>Since the developing world would still like to develop, the developed world must make substantial emiss...
Important Data
More Important Data
Number Five <ul><li>The Kyoto Protocol will result in only modest emission reductions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The US has not...
Number Four <ul><li>We have 30-40 years to transform industrialized society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing emissions by 70...
US Greenhouse Emissions
US CO2 Emissions
US Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions
Number Three <ul><li>We already have technologies that can help us on the way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul><...
Number Two <ul><li>The behavioral challenges are much more daunting than the technological ones. </li></ul>
Number One <ul><li>Climate change isn’t likely to affect our generation. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to make changes for sub...
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Top Ten Things To Know About Global Warming

  1. 1. Top Ten Things to Know About Global Warming
  2. 2. Number Ten <ul><li>There is a scientific consensus that human activities are very likely to affect global climate </li></ul>
  3. 3. Number Nine <ul><li>There is some chance that, due to the uncertainties of complex models and the assumptions used to drive them, the consensus is wrong. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Number Eight <ul><li>Ignoring the potential implications of climate change is taking a big risk with a valuable asset. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recommends that we avoid “dangerous human interference” with global climate systems. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Number Seven <ul><li>In order to avoid dangerous interference, IPCC estimates that we need to hold global emissions about steady. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Number Six <ul><li>Since the developing world would still like to develop, the developed world must make substantial emissions reductions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IPCC says 70-80 percent of current levels must be reduced by 2040-2050. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Important Data
  8. 8. More Important Data
  9. 9. Number Five <ul><li>The Kyoto Protocol will result in only modest emission reductions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The US has not yet ratified this treaty </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Number Four <ul><li>We have 30-40 years to transform industrialized society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing emissions by 70-80 percent is a substantial challenge </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. US Greenhouse Emissions
  12. 12. US CO2 Emissions
  13. 13. US Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions
  14. 14. Number Three <ul><li>We already have technologies that can help us on the way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coal-gasification with carbon sequestration </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Number Two <ul><li>The behavioral challenges are much more daunting than the technological ones. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Number One <ul><li>Climate change isn’t likely to affect our generation. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to make changes for subsequent generations. </li></ul>

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