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Growth of theTropical BeltWakako Kobayashi, Joy Yuen
What is the Tropical Belt?Area between the Tropics of Cancer and the  Tropics of Capricorn   o   Hadley Circulation
Whats Happening?•   The Tropical belt has    been expanding    since the late 1970s•   Expansion of the    Hadley Circulat...
What are the KeyConsequences?• Severe Drought• Diseases• Higher Temperature• Global Food Supply (Agriculture)• Water Resou...
What are the Key causes?Man-made Global Warming:• Tropospheric Ozone• Black Carbon• Greenhouse GasesWhich also causes:•Str...
Possible implications of TropicalBelts on Human Civilization•   People may experience different weather    o   semi-arid r...
What we should do"We need to implement more stringent policies  to curtail emissions..."- Climatologist Robert Allen
What we should do•   Individually: Carpooling, biking/walking to    nearby places•   Nationally: Implementation of efficie...
Sources •   http://www.cosmic.ucar.edu/oct2012workshop/abstracts/davis.pdf •     http://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/thegreengr...
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  1. 1. Growth of theTropical BeltWakako Kobayashi, Joy Yuen
  2. 2. What is the Tropical Belt?Area between the Tropics of Cancer and the Tropics of Capricorn o Hadley Circulation
  3. 3. Whats Happening?• The Tropical belt has been expanding since the late 1970s• Expansion of the Hadley Circulation
  4. 4. What are the KeyConsequences?• Severe Drought• Diseases• Higher Temperature• Global Food Supply (Agriculture)• Water Resources
  5. 5. What are the Key causes?Man-made Global Warming:• Tropospheric Ozone• Black Carbon• Greenhouse GasesWhich also causes:•Stratospheric Cooling•Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
  6. 6. Possible implications of TropicalBelts on Human Civilization• People may experience different weather o semi-arid regions may have drier conditions, while other areas may have increased moisture• Agriculture and water resources o hardships for people who live in marginal areas• Wider spread for tropical diseases
  7. 7. What we should do"We need to implement more stringent policies to curtail emissions..."- Climatologist Robert Allen
  8. 8. What we should do• Individually: Carpooling, biking/walking to nearby places• Nationally: Implementation of efficient public services (taxis, buses, MRTs, etc.)• Internationally: Carbon credits (Kyoto protocol)
  9. 9. Sources • http://www.cosmic.ucar.edu/oct2012workshop/abstracts/davis.pdf • http://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/thegreengrok/tclimate-change-and-a-tropical- • expansion/ • http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011AGUFM.A11F0162C • http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120516140004.htm http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7126069.stm • http://www.ec.gc.ca/inre-nwri/0CD66675-AD25-4B23-892C-5396F7876F65/ch3- • drought%5B1%5D.jpg http://loveforlife.com.au/files/244-FeverEarth.jpg • http://images.tutorvista.com/content/environmental-changes/green-house-gases- to-global-warming.jpeg • • http://media.maps101.com/SUB/GITN/ARCHIVES/GIF/924_021508tropics.gif http://colli239.fts.educ.msu.edu/2007/12/03/tropical-belt-2007/ • • http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Tropical+Belt http://waterdirectors.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/water-scarcity-web.jpg A_Sad_Earth_With_an_Adhesive_Bandage_Royalty_Free_Clipart_Picture_0901 10-114173-274009.jpg

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