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Top 2013
Environment
Stories

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-1-
The following slides are
based on John Upton’s
article:

“The top 13 green stories
of 2013: The good , the
bad, and the mu...
The Good
#

I
Obama takes a shot for the
environment
Unveiled an actual, coherent and
clear climate plan
Regulations cracking down
on coal-burning power plants

Components

of the plan

Boosting renewables and
energy efficiency...
The Good
#

2
People Power
People are standing up to fossil
fuel interests
Delayed federal
approval of the Keystone
pipeline
`

Fracking moratorium o...
The Good
#

3
Billionaire Backing
Tom Steyer, a
hedge-fund manager
turned climate
activist, started
spending big this
year
Millions in
political
campaigns

Hosting an
antikeystone
`
conference

Fighting
plans to
build a coal
export
terminal
Teaming up with fellow rich guys!
Michael Bloomberg

Hank Paulson
7
7

Making the
case that
climate
change
threatens the
entire global
economy
The Good
#

4
Green energy taking off
Nuclear and coal languishing,
solar and wind soaring
Nuclear and coal
power plants
being shuttered

Cost of green
energy
decreasing
The Good
#

5
Electric vehicles usage takes off
Sales have
increased

6
7

fold
in the last
2 years
Tesla’s Model S picked up
many accolades, including the
best Consumer Reports auto
review of all time
The Bad
#

1
Boom in fossil fuel production
Politicians
of all stripes
favor
fracking*

**

*

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is the
process of drilling and inj...
By the time
Obama leaves
office, the U.S.
will be the
world’s largest
producer of oil
and gas
combined
The Bad
#

2
The
climate is
more
screwed
than ever
Carbon dioxide levels in the
atmosphere blew past 400 parts per
million in May
(well above the pre-industrial level of 280...
International
community is
failing in its efforts
to keep
atmospheric
warming below 2
degrees Celsius
Even though some scientists think
that a 1 degree change could have
“disastrous consequences”
The Bad
#

3
As oil
production in
North America
ramped up, so
did oil spills
Drill-happy state,
North Dakota,
kept hundreds of
spills a secret
The Bad
#

4
US refineries are processing
Canadian tar-sands oil and a dirty
side effect is piles of dusty black
residue called petrole...
This filth blows into nearby area
polluting neighborhoods and
This filth blows
contaminating waterway.
into nearby
areas p...
Koch Industries
has been
buying up some
petcoke and
exporting them
to countries
with weaker airquality laws for
use as pow...
The Bad
#

5
Big food corporations are
winning the food labeling fight
(clearly label food as
Genetically Modified Organism or not)
Going as far as to
want to slap a
“natural” label on
foods containing
GMOs
The Bad
#

6
Canada and Australia join the
US on the climate shit list
U.S. has been the climate bad
boy by backing out of the Kyoto
Protocol and historically being
the largest greenhouse gas
p...
Australian prime minister,
climate denier Tony Abbott has
moved to roll back the
country’s climate programs
Canadian Prime Minister
Stephen Harper muzzled the
climate scientists as he allows
drillers free reign
The Muddled
#

1
California governor Jerry Brown
supports both sides of the argument
Blamed climate change for
the intense wildfires

For Climate

Signed legislation promoting
solar power and cleaner cars

7...
Borrowed from an
environment fund to pay for
other state programs

Against

7

Climate
Made it clear that frackers
are wel...
The Muddled
#

2
China wants it’s
cake and wants to
eat it too
China is the largest consumer of
coal in the world
(Coal is the ‘baddest‘ of all the fossil fuels,
double the emissions of...
Pollution is impacting air quality
(20 times above the normal, resulting in student outdoor activity
being canceled, airpo...
On the plus side,
China is making some
real efforts to clean up
its horrendous
environmental mess
China
started
carbontrading
programs
in a
number
of cities
Officially dumped its
“growth at all costs”
philosophy
Image Credits:
Cleanwater.org

WikiMedia

Jackhole’s
Realm

WikiMedia

Flickr 401K

Isaac Brekken /
Getty Images

7

Dmitr...
Image Credits:
Romanm

HuffPost

Xinhuanet

Sierra Culture

7

CEO.ca

Rtvslo

Andrew Testa

HuffPost

Dentistryiq
Thank you
for reading!
Would love to hear
your thoughts.
Salah Khawaja
s@decklaration.com
Developed and Designed by

Salahuddin Khawaja
s@decklaration.com
+1 917 523 6904

More at Decklaration.com
ABOUT THE AUTHO...
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John Upton has a great article on Grist.org around his take on the top 2013 environment stories. I thought I'd take the article and convert it into a presentation. He listed out 13 stories. Over the last few days, I converted each one into a few slides.

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    1. 1. Top 2013 Environment Stories -0-
    2. 2. -1-
    3. 3. The following slides are based on John Upton’s article: “The top 13 green stories of 2013: The good , the bad, and the muddled ” 7 in Grist.org
    4. 4. The Good # I
    5. 5. Obama takes a shot for the environment
    6. 6. Unveiled an actual, coherent and clear climate plan
    7. 7. Regulations cracking down on coal-burning power plants Components of the plan Boosting renewables and energy efficiency Cutting fossil fuel subsidies Preparing for climate change that’s already inevitable
    8. 8. The Good # 2
    9. 9. People Power
    10. 10. People are standing up to fossil fuel interests Delayed federal approval of the Keystone pipeline ` Fracking moratorium or bans in 4 states Fighting plans to build a coal export terminal Convincing organization to dump fossil-fuel investments
    11. 11. The Good # 3
    12. 12. Billionaire Backing
    13. 13. Tom Steyer, a hedge-fund manager turned climate activist, started spending big this year
    14. 14. Millions in political campaigns Hosting an antikeystone ` conference Fighting plans to build a coal export terminal
    15. 15. Teaming up with fellow rich guys! Michael Bloomberg Hank Paulson 7
    16. 16. 7 Making the case that climate change threatens the entire global economy
    17. 17. The Good # 4
    18. 18. Green energy taking off
    19. 19. Nuclear and coal languishing, solar and wind soaring
    20. 20. Nuclear and coal power plants being shuttered Cost of green energy decreasing
    21. 21. The Good # 5
    22. 22. Electric vehicles usage takes off
    23. 23. Sales have increased 6 7 fold in the last 2 years
    24. 24. Tesla’s Model S picked up many accolades, including the best Consumer Reports auto review of all time
    25. 25. The Bad # 1
    26. 26. Boom in fossil fuel production
    27. 27. Politicians of all stripes favor fracking* ** * Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside. ** In the process, water is wasted, chemicals used and the grounds are contaminated.
    28. 28. By the time Obama leaves office, the U.S. will be the world’s largest producer of oil and gas combined
    29. 29. The Bad # 2
    30. 30. The climate is more screwed than ever
    31. 31. Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere blew past 400 parts per million in May (well above the pre-industrial level of 280 ppm)
    32. 32. International community is failing in its efforts to keep atmospheric warming below 2 degrees Celsius
    33. 33. Even though some scientists think that a 1 degree change could have “disastrous consequences”
    34. 34. The Bad # 3
    35. 35. As oil production in North America ramped up, so did oil spills
    36. 36. Drill-happy state, North Dakota, kept hundreds of spills a secret
    37. 37. The Bad # 4
    38. 38. US refineries are processing Canadian tar-sands oil and a dirty side effect is piles of dusty black residue called petroleum coke, or petcoke
    39. 39. This filth blows into nearby area polluting neighborhoods and This filth blows contaminating waterway. into nearby areas polluting neighborhoods and contaminating waterways
    40. 40. Koch Industries has been buying up some petcoke and exporting them to countries with weaker airquality laws for use as powerplant fuel
    41. 41. The Bad # 5
    42. 42. Big food corporations are winning the food labeling fight (clearly label food as Genetically Modified Organism or not)
    43. 43. Going as far as to want to slap a “natural” label on foods containing GMOs
    44. 44. The Bad # 6
    45. 45. Canada and Australia join the US on the climate shit list
    46. 46. U.S. has been the climate bad boy by backing out of the Kyoto Protocol and historically being the largest greenhouse gas polluter
    47. 47. Australian prime minister, climate denier Tony Abbott has moved to roll back the country’s climate programs
    48. 48. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper muzzled the climate scientists as he allows drillers free reign
    49. 49. The Muddled # 1
    50. 50. California governor Jerry Brown supports both sides of the argument
    51. 51. Blamed climate change for the intense wildfires For Climate Signed legislation promoting solar power and cleaner cars 7 Under his watch, California’s new carbon-trading program got rolling
    52. 52. Borrowed from an environment fund to pay for other state programs Against 7 Climate Made it clear that frackers are welcome to California
    53. 53. The Muddled # 2
    54. 54. China wants it’s cake and wants to eat it too
    55. 55. China is the largest consumer of coal in the world (Coal is the ‘baddest‘ of all the fossil fuels, double the emissions of natural gas)
    56. 56. Pollution is impacting air quality (20 times above the normal, resulting in student outdoor activity being canceled, airports and roads closed)
    57. 57. On the plus side, China is making some real efforts to clean up its horrendous environmental mess
    58. 58. China started carbontrading programs in a number of cities
    59. 59. Officially dumped its “growth at all costs” philosophy
    60. 60. Image Credits: Cleanwater.org WikiMedia Jackhole’s Realm WikiMedia Flickr 401K Isaac Brekken / Getty Images 7 Dmitry Kalinin Flickr Jürgen / WikiMedia Chris McKenna / WikiMedia Cartype Arne Hückelheim Wind Future United States Navy Ekkehard Streit Martin Nikolaj Bech Menchi Irene Immink New Zealand Defence Force
    61. 61. Image Credits: Romanm HuffPost Xinhuanet Sierra Culture 7 CEO.ca Rtvslo Andrew Testa HuffPost Dentistryiq
    62. 62. Thank you for reading! Would love to hear your thoughts. Salah Khawaja s@decklaration.com
    63. 63. Developed and Designed by Salahuddin Khawaja s@decklaration.com +1 917 523 6904 More at Decklaration.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR Salah has 14 years of experience, primarily in the Financial Services Industry. Before joining JP Morgan he spent 11 years at Deloitte & Touche helping Fortune 500 clients with various types of Strategic Initiatives. He believes in the power of Presentations, Storytelling and Visual Design. That is why he started Decklaration. Areas of Expertise: Strategy Development, Business Transformation, System Integration, Program & Project Management, Mobile Strategy, Data Analytics, Executive Presentations Sample Clients: Bank of America, Citi , MasterCard
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