Nature matters
(or How to save the Planet)
By João Paulo Alves
This is Earth
Not
actual
size
It is extremely small
Saturn
Jupiter
Sun
(too big to fit on this graphic)
Source: Wikipedia
Yet it is treated as if its
resources were infinite
They are clearly not!
Problems are
There are all sorts of problems
Global warming Deforestation Lack of fresh
watter
Earth is getting hot.
Green house gases are causing this
Gases that come mostly from human activity
and burning of fossil fuels.
Forests are being destroyed
Forests are being destroyed
An area equivalent to
football fields of amazonian forest will have been
destroyed when you finish this presentation
Sourc...
asd
Source:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=-10.90883,-62.056274&spn=3.785855,4.768066&z=8
245miles(394km)
181...
asd
Source:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=-10.90883,-62.056274&spn=3.785855,4.768066&z=8
245miles(394km)
181...
We’re also
running out of fresh
“By 2025, one third of
the global population will
not have access to
adequate drinking water.
”Lord Nicholas Stern, author...
“Is it a crisis? If we don't do some
decent water planning, it could be.”
Jack Hoffbuhr, director of American Water Works ...
We’re clearly heading into the
wrong direction
Turn off lights and
appliances when
you leave a room.
Turn off lights and
appliances when
you leave a room.
Use public transportation
Use public transportation
Or better
WALK!
But if you really have to
Choose an hybrid
Photo by Udo Richter
An hybrid car,,that is.
Plant a tree
Verify that your home
is leak-free.
Reduce the amount of time
you spend on the shower
Buy
recycled
paper.
Buy
recycled
paper.
(No, I also did not know that
recycled toilet paper existed)
Prefer fluorescent lights.
electronics in stand-by.
Turn
off
cle
Alert
younger
generations
about
these
issues
Photo by DartVader
And remember what
Chief Seattle once said
Photo by valerio
THE ENDOr is it just a new beginning?
All Images taken (with the owners’ permission) from:
http://www.sxc.hu
http://www.flickr.com
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  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 Saturn Jupiter Sun (too big to fit on this graphic) Source: Wikipedia
  4. 4. Yet it is treated as if its resources were infinite They are clearly not!
  5. 5. Problems are
  6. 6. There are all sorts of problems Global 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 to football fields of amazonian forest will have been destroyed when you finish this presentation Source: Greenpeace
  13. 13. asd Source: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=-10.90883,-62.056274&spn=3.785855,4.768066&z=8 245miles(394km) 181 miles (291 km) This area used to be Amazonian forest
  14. 14. asd Source: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=-10.90883,-62.056274&spn=3.785855,4.768066&z=8 245miles(394km) 181 miles (291 km) This area used to be Amazonian forest Now it’s completely gone
  15. 15. We’re also running out of fresh
  16. 16. “By 2025, one third of the global population will not have access to adequate drinking water. ”Lord Nicholas Stern, author of the Government's Stern Review on the economics of climate change
  17. 17. “Is it a crisis? If we don't do some decent water planning, it could be.” Jack Hoffbuhr, director of American Water Works Association.
  18. 18. We’re clearly heading into the wrong direction
  19. 19. Turn off lights and appliances when you leave a room.
  20. 20. Turn off lights and appliances when you 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 hybrid Photo 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. Buy recycled paper.
  31. 31. Buy recycled paper. (No, I also did not know that recycled toilet paper existed)
  32. 32. Prefer fluorescent lights.
  33. 33. electronics in stand-by. Turn off
  34. 34. cle
  35. 35. Alert younger generations about these issues
  36. 36. Photo by DartVader And remember what Chief Seattle once said
  37. 37. Photo by valerio
  38. 38. THE ENDOr 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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