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Global Warming

  1. 1. Global Warming Interactive Power Point Project Erica Mee ED 205 Section 01 Quit
  2. 2. Erica Mee <ul><li>I am a Junior at Grand </li></ul><ul><li>Valley State University. </li></ul><ul><li>I am majoring in Biology </li></ul><ul><li>and plan on becoming a </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Science Teacher! </li></ul>Quit Send me an email! ---- 
  3. 3. Global Warming <ul><li>What is Global Warming? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it bad? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it caused? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is it effecting? </li></ul><ul><li>Future? </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do to help? </li></ul><ul><li>International concern? </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Page </li></ul>Quit
  4. 4. What is Global Warming? <ul><li>Global Warming is the increase of the average temperature on Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the last decade, the average temperature of the air near the Earth's surface has risen 1° Celsius. </li></ul><ul><li>This temperature increase makes the Earth warmer now than it has been for at least a thousand years. </li></ul>Quit
  5. 5. Why is it bad? <ul><li>It is responsible for the increase in storms, floods, and raging forest fires in the last ten years. </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme temperatures can lead to death. Changes in infective parasites resulting from temperature change can indirectly impact the incidence of serious infectious diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>Warm temperatures can increase air and water pollution, which in turn harm human health. </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture is highly sensitive to climate variability and weather extremes. </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change is likely to alter the geographic distribution of North American forests. </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change will likely destroy ecosystems and lead to the extinction of many species. </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife is already being greatly affected by Global Warming. </li></ul>Quit Click Here to watch a video on Global Warming!
  6. 6. Polar Bears <ul><li>In 2007, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. </li></ul><ul><li>The chief threat to the polar bear is the loss of its sea ice habitat due to global warming. </li></ul><ul><li>However, the polar bear is also stressed by other human activity, particularly oil and gas development activities in its habitat. </li></ul>Quit Click on bears to watch video!
  7. 7. Whales <ul><li>Whales and many other marine animals are joining the long list of animals facing threats from global warming. </li></ul><ul><li>The climate is changing at such a fast pace that it is unclear to what extent whales will be able to adjust. </li></ul><ul><li>Krill, animals that are the whales major food source, live under Antarctic sea ice during the winter. As the sea ice cover has diminished, scientists have observed massive decline in krill populations threatening whale’s food source. </li></ul><ul><li>The ocean is warming and becoming more acidic as it absorbs the increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which increases susceptibility to disease and reduces reproductive success. </li></ul>Quit Click on whales to see video!
  8. 8. How is it caused? <ul><li>For the past two centuries, the burning of fossil fuels, and destruction of forests have caused the concentrations of &quot;greenhouse gases&quot; to increase significantly in our atmosphere. </li></ul><ul><li>These gases prevent heat from escaping to space, somewhat like the glass panels of a greenhouse. </li></ul><ul><li>As the concentrations of these gases continue to increase in the atmosphere, the Earth's temperature is climbing above past levels. </li></ul>Quit
  9. 9. Future? <ul><li>If greenhouse gases continue to increase, it is predicted that the average temperature at the Earth's surface will increase from 3.2 to 7.2ºF above 1990 levels by the end of this century. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased greenhouse gas concentrations are likely to raise the Earth's average temperature, influence precipitation and storm patterns as well as raise sea levels. </li></ul>Quit
  10. 10. International Concern <ul><li>The United States and other countries ultimate objective concerning global warming is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that prevents dangerous outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>The US and others are committed to find solutions and help lead the world toward global cooperation on climate change. </li></ul><ul><li>The United States is engaged in international efforts on climate change. </li></ul><ul><li>Multilaterally, the United States is the largest funder of activities under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. has created and worked on a range of international climate initiatives in recent years. </li></ul>Quit
  11. 11. What can we do to help? <ul><li>Use water efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle </li></ul><ul><li>Use green power </li></ul><ul><li>Seal and insulate your house </li></ul><ul><li>Heat and cool smartly </li></ul><ul><li>Look for ENERGY STAR qualified products </li></ul><ul><li>Change 5 lights </li></ul><ul><li>Give your car a break </li></ul><ul><li>Use Renewable Fuels </li></ul>Quit
  12. 12. Resource Page <ul><li>http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.knowledge.firemansfund.com/en/climate_change/global_warming_definition.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nwf.org/polarbearsandglobalwarming/seaiceanimation.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nwf.org/polarbearsandglobalwarming/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9g9nb5J2Cc </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.livescience.com/environment/070522_gw_whales.html </li></ul>Quit

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