The United Nations: Carbon Emissions <ul><li>Lesson Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>To evaluate both sides of the argument. </li></ul><ul><li>To identify four major players. </li></ul><ul><li>Do now: </li></ul><ul><li>Just a minute: Can you speak about the UN for an entire minute without saying um, ah, err, or any other space saving word? </li></ul>Key Words: Carbon Emissions Global Warming Climate Change
Lesson Objectives Most All To evaluate both sides of the argument. To identify four major players Create Argument
Term Outline Enquiry Questions What is the UN? What is the Israel-Palestine Conflict? How can issues facing Africa be solved? How can the International community deal with Carbon Emissions How effective has the UN been? Lesson Key Questions What are carbon emissions? What is the UN’s involvement? What are the current problems facing various countries? What are the barriers to solving the problems globally? What are the possible solutions to problems of global warming? Mock UN Debate – How can we solve the problem of global warming?
The Debate: Specifics <ul><li>Read through the information provided on the worksheet and answer the questions. </li></ul>
What the world thinks: Statistics <ul><li>A 15-nation poll conducted in 2006 by Pew Global found that there "is a substantial gap in concern over global warming – roughly two-thirds of Japanese (66%) and Indians (65%) say they personally worry a great deal about global warming. Roughly half of the populations of Spain (51%) and France (46%) also express great concern over global warming, based on those who have heard about the issue. But there is no evidence of alarm over global warming in either the United States or China – the two largest producers of greenhouse gases. Just (19%) of Americans and (20%) of the Chinese who have heard of the issue say they worry a lot about global warming – the lowest percentages in the 15 countries surveyed. </li></ul><ul><li>Moreover, nearly half of Americans (47%) and somewhat fewer Chinese (37%) express little or no concern about the problem". </li></ul><ul><li>Create a bar chart which shows the information in the above paragraph. </li></ul>
Points in Common <ul><li>How are we doing this here in NZ? </li></ul><ul><li>Choose one example you have come up with. Explain what damage it will cause to the environment if we continue living this way. </li></ul><ul><li>Although there are two major camps in this debate who have argued strongly against one another, there is one point which people agree on: </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability: If you overuse the resources available to us you will damage our environment. </li></ul>
What can be done? <ul><li>Complete the following table: </li></ul><ul><li>For each possible solution write down an explanation of what it will achieve. In particular, consider what impact the decision will have on society and the economy. </li></ul>Specific action Positive Consequence Negative Consequence