A call to help protect the future


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A call to help protect the future

  1. 1. Over 100 years ago, people worldwide began burning more coal and oil for homes, factories, and transportation.
  2. 2. Burning fossil fuels releases greenhouse gases like: <ul><li>carbon dioxide, </li></ul><ul><li>water vapor, </li></ul><ul><li>methane & </li></ul><ul><li>nitrous oxide </li></ul><ul><li>into the atmosphere. </li></ul>
  3. 3. These added greenhouses gases have caused Earth to warm more quickly than it has in the past.
  4. 4. … global temperatures are expected to continue to rise. And as human activities continue to add carbon dioxide and other greenhouse or heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere…
  5. 5. CLIMATE CHANGE is already beginning to transform lives on Earth…
  6. 6. Around the globe, seasons are shifting which destroy harvests and cause hunger…
  7. 7. Around the globe, temperatures are climbing…
  8. 8. Extreme drought is increasing due to higher evaporation rate. With this, crops are withering leading to food shortages.
  9. 9. Risk of fire… … is increasing
  10. 10. Sea levels are rising. Melting ice sheets could raise sea levels high enough to flood coastal areas around the globe… Source: http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=rising-sea-levels-subject-of-run-up-2009-03-10 according to scientists gathering in Denmark for a three-day climate-change conference.
  11. 11. Sea levels are rising.
  12. 12. Around the globe, surface water temperatures are warming… About a quarter of the world's coral reefs died in the last few decades.
  13. 13. heavier rainfall is causing flooding in many regions. Around the globe,
  14. 14. Around the globe, heavier rainfall is causing flooding in many regions.
  15. 15. Flooding caused by more intense rainfall is due to warmer temperatures.
  16. 16. Flooding caused by warmer temperatures
  17. 17. Flooding caused by warmer temperatures
  18. 18. Flooding caused by warmer temperatures
  19. 19. ecosystems are changing. Vulnerable & endangered species, coral reefs, and polar animals may die. Around the globe,
  20. 20. Hot summer weather is lasting for several days. there are more frequent heat waves. Warmer temperatures affect human health and more deaths occur due to heat waves. Around the globe,
  21. 21. Left ignored & uncontrolled, CLIMATE CHANGE could continue to increasingly affect our lives and putting more risk of the future generation.
  22. 22. Having this global problem, CLIMATE CHANGE , thus, requires nothing less than a UNITED GLOBAL RESPONSE in order to resolve it.
  23. 23. To take stand against this serious CLIMATE CHANGE , Earth Hour was organized by W orld W ildlife F und.
  24. 24. Earth Hour, has become a global sustainability movement participated by hundreds of millions of people all over the world by doing something quite simple…
  25. 25. This global event is designed to promote awareness of an ever growing concern about CLIMATE CHANGE .
  26. 26. This symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact on this fight - to protect our future and that of future generation.
  27. 27. This year, Earth Hour will be celebrated on Saturday March 26, 2010 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  28. 28. Everyone is encouraged to participate Earth Hour by turning OFF non-essential lights & appliances in their homes & business establishments.
  29. 29. On this Earth Hour, let us go beyond the hour .
  30. 30. let us think about what else we can do and change in our daily life that will benefit our planet. After the lights go back on…
  31. 31. Let us all show our commitment to protect the one thing that unites us all: Our future depends on it. Together, our actions add up. <ul><li>the PLANET. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Our choice to act and get involved with now can affect the future of our planet. Let us go beyond the hour for Earth Hour 2011.
  33. 33. The world is changing… As such, we all need to act now before our climate changes beyond repair…
  34. 34. Let us be the CLIMATE SAVERS in our own little ways….
  35. 35. Together, let us make a difference. Mar 26, 2011 (8:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
  36. 36. Let us all save the date, and help save the Earth, for our future and that of future generation.
  37. 37. EARTH HOUR March 26, 2011 (8:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
  38. 38. This time, LET US GO BEYOND THE HOUR…