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Tiffany Kuek

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  1. 1. Environment as a driver of Global Change <br /> Done by : Tiffany Kuek<br />
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  3. 3. The global mean sea level has risen by 17cm during the 20th century -10 times faster than the rate for the previous 3000 years<br />This figure will continue to rise by 7 to 22inches by 2100 and 600 million people are expected to be displaced as a result<br />Devastating effects on low lying areas like Bangladesh where 1m rise of sea level would swamp 17% of the country’s land mass<br />Interesting facts…Do you know?<br />
  4. 4. Rising temperatures due to global warming has harmed the world’s food production and has driven food prices by 20% over recent decades<br />Record high food prices this year<br />More people are driven to starvation and about 900 million people have already been affected<br />Interesting facts…Do you know?<br />
  5. 5. Half of the world’s population could face severe food shortages by the end of this century as rising temperatures increase the risk of droughts and reduce harvests<br />With increasing population growth, coupled with increased droughts, food shortage will be widespread in the future<br />Interesting facts…Do you know?<br />
  6. 6. If global warming persists, there will be dire consequences in the future<br />We should assume personal responsibility and start exercising to be more eco-friendly<br />Key messages<br />
  7. 7. 8/10<br />Comprehensive article about how the environment - climate change in particular is a driver to global change <br />Insightful <br />Ratings<br />
  8. 8. Can humans curb the effects of climate changeand bring about a better change?<br />Is global warming the effect of man’s selfish actions? Or is it a natural phenomenon?<br />Issues for discussion<br />
  9. 9. http://www.climate.org/topics/sea-level/index.html<br />http://www.climate.org/topics/environmental-security/index.html<br />http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7671612.stm<br />References<br />

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