SUBTITLE 1. What is the global warming ? 2. What’s being done now to reduce our emission 3.What can you do to help solve the prolem?
What is global warming? Global warming is the temperature rise that is unequivocally underway in Earth's atmosphere and oceans. With greater than 90% certainty, scientists have determined that global warming
CO2 Atmospheric Measurements CO2 Measurements Since 1958 – Mauna Loa, Hawaii
Temperature (Northern Hemisphere) CO2 Concentrations 1000 Years of CO2 and Global Warming Degree Celsius Increase Parts Per Million 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 Year Year
Billions of Metric TonsCarbon Goal: Reductions in CO2 Per Year 2007
Our Goal Billions of Metric TonsCarbon Produce electricity efficiently Use electricity efficiently Vehicle efficiency Solar and Wind Power Biofuels Carbon capture and storage Gigaton Carbon Reductions in CO2 Per Year 2007
What’s being done now to reduce our emissions? Solar Power Wind Power Fuel-Efficiency
Simple Things To Do Turn off your computer or the TV when you’re not using it. Take shorter showers. Heating water uses energy. Keep rooms cool by closing the blinds, shades, or curtains. Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Use compact fluorescent bulbs.
Be Bulb Smart—Use CFLs 500 lbs. of coal What’s the difference? Compact Fluorescent Incandescent
Simple Things To Do Dress lightly when it’s hot instead of turning up the air conditioning. Or use a fan. Dress warmly when it’s cold instead of turning up the heat. Offer to help your parents keep the air filters on your AC and furnace clean. Walk short distances instead of asking for a ride in the car. Plant a tree. Recycle.