APWH Final Project Sara Toomey
Topic: <ul><li>The effect of modern technology on developing countries. </li></ul>
The Problem: <ul><li>WHO: The highest producer of carbon dioxide, the USA and a heavily suffering nation, Bangladesh </li>...
WHY?: <ul><li>The climate of the planet has regular cycles, but since the Industrial Revolution there has been a drastic i...
The Consequences: <ul><li>The global temperature average is expected to be up about 3 degrees by the end of the century </...
Bangladesh: <ul><li>Bangladesh rates first out of 170 countries on the Global Climate Risk Index </li></ul><ul><li>Sidr, a...
The Solution: <ul><li>Individuals lessen their carbon footprints </li></ul><ul><li>Every factory and industry should reduc...
Citations: <ul><li>&quot;Basic Information.&quot;  EPA . 21 Jan 2009. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 17 Feb200<http...
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Apwh Final Project

  1. 1. APWH Final Project Sara Toomey
  2. 2. Topic: <ul><li>The effect of modern technology on developing countries. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Problem: <ul><li>WHO: The highest producer of carbon dioxide, the USA and a heavily suffering nation, Bangladesh </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT: The salinity of the Bangladeshi rice paddies is increasing at a devastating rate. </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN: now!! </li></ul><ul><li>WHERE: The coastal region of Bangladesh. </li></ul><ul><li>And… </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHY?: <ul><li>The climate of the planet has regular cycles, but since the Industrial Revolution there has been a drastic increase in temperature. </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. is the leading producer of carbon emissions followed closely by China. </li></ul><ul><li>This rise causes a whole slew of other consequences. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Consequences: <ul><li>The global temperature average is expected to be up about 3 degrees by the end of the century </li></ul><ul><li>There has already been a 5-6 inch sea rise and will be another .6-2 feet within the century </li></ul><ul><li>Beaches will erode, severe flooding will occur, and salinity of fresh water will rise. </li></ul><ul><li>Increases in storm intensity will occur </li></ul><ul><li>Many will have to relocate their entire lives. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bangladesh: <ul><li>Bangladesh rates first out of 170 countries on the Global Climate Risk Index </li></ul><ul><li>Sidr, a category 4 cyclone killed about 3500 people, left 2 million homeless, and destroyed the rice paddies of many </li></ul><ul><li>65% of the countries population works in agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>40% live below the poverty line </li></ul><ul><li>They are not polluters, but they are still heavily affected by climate change </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Solution: <ul><li>Individuals lessen their carbon footprints </li></ul><ul><li>Every factory and industry should reduce emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Use the higher technology to help lesser countries develop their ideas </li></ul><ul><li>If everything continues to worsen, industrialized nations should accept refugees, treat them well, and give them some of the privileges a citizen has </li></ul>
  8. 8. Citations: <ul><li>&quot;Basic Information.&quot; EPA . 21 Jan 2009. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 17 Feb200<http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ basicinfo.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Chopra, Amy. &quot;How Global Warming Threatens Millions in Bangladesh.&quot; Energy and Environment . 26 Mar 2009. U.S. Navs and World Report. 4May2009<http://www.usnews.com/articles </li></ul><ul><li>/news/energy/2009/03/26/ho-global-warming-threatens-millions-in-bangladesh.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Health and Environmental Effects.&quot; EPA . 17 Dec 2008. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 17 Feb 2009 <http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/effects/index.html>. </li></ul>

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