Alternative Energy

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Alternative Energy

  1. 1. Fighting Climate change.<br />Alternative Energy – How will it Work?<br />
  2. 2. What is climate change?<br />According to ProCon.org:<br />The Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in its Article 1, defines climate change as: ‘a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods’. The UNFCCC thus makes a distinction between climate change attributable to human activities altering the atmospheric composition, and climate variability attributable to natural causes.&quot;<br />Nov. 2007 <br />
  3. 3. Goal<br />To continue to meet America’s need for power and to eliminate of CO2 emissions by 2040<br />Current power grid meeting US electricity needs<br />
  4. 4. pro<br />America has an <br />opportunity:<br />Let’s not miss the chance!<br />
  5. 5. Con<br />Will new technologies be able to solve these problems?<br />
  6. 6. Proresources at our disposal<br />Just to name a few!<br />
  7. 7. Conarguments against<br />Are these hurdles insurmountable?<br />
  8. 8. So…..<br />Then, should alternative energy exploration be subsidized by the government?<br />What to do?<br />
  9. 9. Pro<br />History has shown that:<br />Wishful thinking or the way to go?<br />
  10. 10. Con<br />Arguments against:<br />Negativity or <br />real concerns?<br />
  11. 11. What do you believe?<br />Does alternative energy offer real opportunity for change?<br />!?!?!?!?<br />

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