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Effects of Global Warming Presentation


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Effects of Global Warming Presentation

  1. 1. Climate Change:Fitting the pieces together Presented by: Newbies Group
  2. 2. Do you remember ONDOY?
  3. 3. Are you one of them?
  4. 4. Are you ready for this?
  5. 5. What have we done?
  7. 7. CLIMATE CHANGE• Is a change in the statistical distribution of weather over periodic of time that range from decades to millions of years.• Climate change may be limited to a specific region or may occur across the whole earth or planet
  8. 8. GLOBAL WARMINGIs the increase in the averagetemperature of Earth’s near-surface, air and ocean
  9. 9. What causes climate change?Natural Causes• Continental Drift• Volcanoes• The Earth’s Tilt• Ocean Currents
  10. 10. Continental Driftis the movement of Earth’s continents relative to each other.
  11. 11. Volcanoes
  12. 12. The Earth’s Tilt
  13. 13. Ocean Currents
  14. 14. What causes climate change?Human Cause• Green House Gases
  15. 15. “Greenhouse effect”Increasing greenhouse gases trap more heat
  16. 16. Greenhouse gases Carbon dioxideNitrous oxide Methane Water Sulfur hexafluoride
  17. 17. Could the warming be natural?
  18. 18. Is it real?
  19. 19. Effects: Snow and ice Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park 1900 and 2008
  20. 20. Aspen, CO Forecast:Partly cloudy todayHigh : 28°FLow: 13°FIncreasing cloudsover night. Coldertomorrow.
  21. 21. Effects on ecosystems
  22. 22. U.K.: Train rails buckle Germany: Lowest river levels this century France: >14,000 deaths Switzerland: Melting glaciers, avalanchesPortugal: Forest fires 2003 European Heat Wave
  23. 23. Sea-level rise projections : a few inches toa few feet•2 ft: U.S. would lose 10,000 square miles•3 ft: Would submerge Miami
  24. 24. Produce more fuel-efficient vehiclesReduce vehicle useImprove energy-efficiency in buildingsDevelop carbon capture and storage processesTriple nuclear powerIncrease solar powerDecrease deforestation/plant forestsImprove soil carbon management strategies
  25. 25. Individual actions Tune up Unplug your appliances or Use mass furnace plug into atransit, bike, power strip and walk, roller switch it off skate Caulk, Buy water-saving weatherstrip, appliances and insulate, and toilets; installing replace old Buy products low-flow shower windows with a U.S. EPA heads. Energy Star label