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  • 1. Effects of Global Warming By: Yohaidy Pichardo Instructor: k.Peltomaa
  • 2. What is causing the climate change?
    • The high concentration of GHGs in the atmosphere are a result of the fossil fuels that we use to do things like heat our homes, generate our electricity, run our cars, produce consumer goods and transport food.
    • Current concentrations are about 380 parts per million.
  • 3. How much warmer is it?
    • Globally, the mercury is already up more than 1 degree Fahrenheit.
  • 4. When will the climate change occur?
    • The effects of rising temperatures aren’t waiting, They’re happening right now.
  • 5. What wildlife is affected?
    • Caribou (reindeer)
    • Arctic foxes
    • Toads
    • Polar bears
    • Penguins
    • Gray wolves
    • Tree swallows
    • Painted turtles
    • Salmons
  • 6. Some impacts from increasing temperatures are already happening.
    • Ice is melting worldwide, especially at the earth’s pole.
    • Sea level rise became faster over the last century.
    • Precipitation (rain and snowfall) has increased across the globe.
  • 7. Signs are everywhere… no more snow
  • 8. More pest invading due to warming temperatures.
  • 9. This glacier was once the biggest in South America, but it is now disappearing at a rate of 200 meters per year.
  • 10. Rising tides
  • 11. What can we do?
    • The question of what to do about it remains controversial.
    • The choices we make today will determine the climate our children inherit.
  • 12. References