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Earth Day

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In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to upload a PowerPoint that has been both a source of creative design inspiration and eco-friendly motivation for me. After reading Michael Crighton's "State of Shock," I don't entirely agree with all the statements and conclusions in this presentation, but I do think it contains an important message to care for the earth. I will soon be releasing my own presentation called "The LOVE Factor" that is based on a few of the elements of this design. This presentation is not my own. It was created by Ethos3 for 350.org. I only made the first two slides.

This presentation was made by ww.350.org and posted online for local communities to use to motivate their citizens to take care of our planet. So let's be responsible humans and listen to the message it has to offer while learning from it's fabulous design!

Teachers can use this to educate students to be environmentally friendly and support good causes, or community leaders can use this to stir up support in their communities. Download it and make a difference in the world one step at a time!

350's Summary:
"Download this editable slideshow to use in your community to educate about climate science, climate impacts, the international UN process on climate change, and how an international movement is forming to combat climate change."

Disclaimer:
I am not responsible for the creation of this presentation, and the views, content, and design it contains are not my own. I am just uploading it to spread the message it contains in a hope to better the world. This presentation was created by Ethos3. http://www.ethos3.com/

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Earth Day

  1. EARTH DAY
  2. A PRESENTATION BY:
  3. ? WHAT IS
  4. it’s MORE than a NUMBER...
  5. SCIENCE it’s about…
  6. a SCIENTIFIC TARGET…
  7. CHANGING CLIMATE FOR OUR
  8. it’s a opportunity POLITICAL
  9. a specific goal
  10. to shift what’s possible for A GLOBAL CLIMATE TREATY
  11. it’s about… MOVEMENT
  12. moving away from fossil fuels
  13. a rallying cry for a global movement
  14. and a single day to join together AND MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD 24 oct. an international day of climate action 2009
  15. SCIENCE
  16. THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT
  17. 390ppm CO2 today:
  18. Do you think we’re above or below where we need to be?
  19. GLACIERS ARE MELTING
  20. MUIR & RIGGS GLACIER 1941
  21. MUIR & RIGGS GLACIER 2004
  22. PEDERSEN GLACIER, AK 1920
  23. PEDERSEN GLACIER, AK 2005
  24. OCEANS ARE ACIDIFYING
  25. Coral reefs are bleaching
  26. SEA LEVELS ARE RISING Three Year Average Satellite Altimetry Year Sea Level Change (cm)
  27. WEATHER IS BECOMING MORE EXTREME
  28. Burma cyclone death toll rises above 43,000. “ ” - USA Today, May 15 th , 2008
  29. U.S. dealing with Katrina’s wrath as death toll soars. “ ” - International Herald Tribune, August 31, 2005
  30. Australia suffers worst drought in 1,000 years “ ” - Guardian UK, Nov 7, 2008
  31. Solomon Islands declare FLOOD DISASTER. “ ” - Reuters Feb 4, 2009
  32. MAJOR FLOODS PER DECADE
  33. FORESTS ARE THREATENED
  34. “ Rapid Warming’ Spreads Havoc in Canada’s Forests. “ ” - Washington Post, March 1, 2006
  35. Australia fires spark calls for CLIMATE ACTION “ ” - Washington Post, March 1, 2006
  36. threatens the survival of SMALL ISLANDS
  37. Climate change could force 1 BILLION from their homes by 2050. “ ” - April 30, 2008, The Independent. CREATES CLIMATE REFUGEES
  38. [Small islands] are like the canary in the coal mine in terms of the dramatic impact of climate change on a whole civilization of people. They didn’t cause the problem, but they will be among the first to feel it. “ ” - James J. McCarth, Oceanographer
  39. impacts LOCAL LIVELIHOODS
  40. The most comprehensive review ever carried out on the economics of climate change warns that global warming could inflict worldwide disruption as great as that caused by the two World Wars and the Great Depression. “ ” - Environmental News Service STERN REVIEW, 2006
  41. The world has never faced such a predictably massive threat to food production as that posed by the melting mountain glaciers of Asia “ ” - Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute, Author of Plan B DISRUPTS FOOD PRODUCTION
  42. Global Warming Increases Malaria, Dengue Fever Threat, UN Says. “ ” - Bloomberg, Nov. 27, 2007 AFFECTS OUR HEALTH:
  43. Climate change will draw ever-deeper lines of division and conflict in international relations… over the distribution of resources, especially water and land. “ ” - Report: World in Transition THREATENS SECURITY:
  44. The most startling evidence yet…
  45. is the MELTING OF THE ARCTIC. New predictions Satellite observations Mean IPCC prediction Most likely change (melt) IPCC range Actual observed melting it has melted nearly 80 YEARS ahead of when scientists predicted YEAR % change in ice cover
  46. CO2 CONCENTRATIONS ARE OFF THE CHARTS CO2 in PPM TEMPERATURE Years Parts per Million CO2 TODAY: 387ppm 550ppm? More? EARLY 1900S LAST ICE AGE Where we’ll be mid-century if we keep this up
  47. 390ppm CO2 today:
  48. do you think we’re above or below where we need to be? So,
  49. CO2 IN THE ATMOSPHERE WE’RE HERE: 387 WE NEED TO BE HERE: 350 PARTS PER MILLION CO2 YEAR
  50. “ If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced from its current 387ppm to at most 350ppm.” - NASA climatologist Dr. James E. Hansen, 2008
  51. ? HOW DO WE GET TO
  52. GLOBAL EMISSIONS STILL RISING 2PPM PER YEAR Total Petroleum Coal Natural Gas Cement Production YEAR MILLION METRIC TONS OF CARBON/YEAR
  53. IT MEANS PUTTING UP WIND TURBINES INSTEAD OF COAL PLANTS
  54. IT MEANS PLANTING TREES INSTEAD OF CLEAR-CUTTING RAINFORESTS
  55. AND IMPLEMENTING A THOUSAND DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS
  56. that can create new jobs
  57. And make our communities HEALTHIER
  58. PARTS PER MILLION CO2 YEAR Phase-out of coal by 2030 Improved forestry and soil Reduced oil/gas use GETTING TO 350
  59. POLITICS
  60. 2009 IS A CRUCIAL YEAR
  61. World leaders will gather to create a new climate treaty at the end of the year in Copenhagen.
  62. 1988: The IPCC was created to “provide the decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about climate change” this all began 20 years ago
  63. UNFCCC, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change created at the Rio Earth Summit COPENHAGEN RIO
  64. KYOTO PROTOCOL 1997 Ratified Treaty Didn’t Ratify Signed, Ratification Pending No Position
  65. Each year there is a two-week Conference of the Parties (COP) to discuss the terms of the Kyoto Treaty COP 12 Montreal, Canada 2005
  66. 10,000 participants come together from governments, corporations, media, civil society, and NGOs
  67. to try to INFLUENCE this process
  68. Now, Kyoto is set to EXPIRE , and negotiators must agree upon a new treaty by the end of this year.
  69. In 2007, at COP 13 in Bali, Indonesia
  70. NEGOTIATORS CREATED THE BALI ROADMAP <ul><li>ADAPTATION </li></ul><ul><li>MITIGATION </li></ul><ul><li>TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER </li></ul><ul><li>FINANCIAL RESOURCES </li></ul>
  71. IPCC 450ppm (in 2007- last report) MITIGATION TARGETS:
  72. 450ppm = 50% chance of 2 °C warming
  73. As effects of warming grow, UN Report is QUICKLY DATED. “ ” -February 12, 2009, Yale Environment 360
  74. 350ppm has begun gaining traction in the INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS
  75. Two degrees (450ppm) is really not a safe level for small island states. For many of them it would be like a death sentence in the long run. “ ” - Leon Charles, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
  76. Gore won the loudest cheers [at COP14 in Poland) for supporting a tougher limit on levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than a widespread aim of 450 ppm or more. ‘We will soon need to toughen that goal to 350,’ he said. – Reuters, December 2008
  77. DECEMBER 2009 By the end of this year, negotiators must agree upon the final terms for a NEW CLIMATE TREATY in Copenhagen
  78. Many are concerned about the prospects for a treaty that is fair and just: <ul><li>CDM </li></ul><ul><li>CARBON TRADING </li></ul><ul><li>INDIGENOUS REPRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><li>KYOTO HASN’T REDUCED EMISSIONS </li></ul><ul><li>FINANCING FROM DEVELOPED TO DEVELOPING NATIONS </li></ul>
  79. But there is reason to hope that a new treaty could be BETTER My presidency will mark a new chapter on American leadership on climate change.
  80. There is a lot of work to be done this year. If the nations of the world were to agree upon a deal right now, it would be FLAWED AND INADEQUATE .
  81. That’s why we need to make our voices heard in 2009
  82. THE MOVEMENT
  83. POTENTIAL FOR A GLOBAL MOVEMENT: WE ARE READY FOR ACTION: Global public opinion polls have found 9 in 10 people want action on climate change, and 7 in 10 want to see dramatic action ‘very soon’ WE ARE ORGANIZED: 110,00 civil society organizations listed on WiserEarth.org WE ARE NETWORKED: Since 2007, Avaaz.org has collected 10 million signatures online for human rights and environmental causes
  84. BILLIONS on email lists 100+ MILLION blogs 50 MILLION Facebook users 55 MILLION users/month on YouTube Roughly 25% of the world’s population is on-line.
  85. A GROWING GLOBAL CLIMATE MOVEMENT
  86. BALI, INDONESIA
  87. LEBANON
  88. AUSTRALIA
  89. [INSERT YOUR OWN CLIMATE ACTION PHOTO!]
  90.  
  91. Make the INVISIBLE VISIBLE
  92. 350: a simple, clear message for everyone who believes in fighting for safety from DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE
  93. Who is ? A global movement of concerned citizens A network of partner organizations Messengers A coordinating team of young people from around the world ALL OF US who seek a just and equitable solution to the climate crisis
  94. CAMEROON
  95. NUNAVUT, CANADA
  96. NAGPUR, INDIA
  97. BOGOT Á, COLOMBIA
  98.  
  99. [INSERT YOUR OWN 350 ACTION PHOTO!]
  100. 350 IS A NETWORK OF 100s of PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
  101. to the GRASSROOTS From INTERNATIONAL NGOS
  102.  
  103. INSERT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR OWN ORGANIZATION’S INFORMATION
  104. 350 IS AIDED BY INSPIRING MESSENGERS
  105. Climate change is already dangerous. As the Arctic melts and the small islands sink below a rising sea, the world cannot stand immobile. Inuit and all Peoples have the right to live safely in their culture. As a shared humanity, we must back away from the precipice. 350 is a good target to head towards. -Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Former International Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Conference
  106. Getting to 350 means changing everything about our global economy. It means providing clean-energy jobs to rewire every corner of the world and catalyzing a global transformation built on principles of equity and opportunity. -Van Jones, Civil Rights and Environmental Advocate
  107. Climate change is a reality. Life depends on a sustainable environment. With no world, there can only be nothing- no birds, no animals, no trees, no us. That’s why getting involved with 350.org is so important – it’s an effective way to take action to turn around the climate crisis. -Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus
  108. I am completely behind the 350 campaign. A shift from industrial agriculture to ecological, local food systems would be the biggest single step to move towards 350 and a safe climate, while simultaneously solving the food crisis. -Vandana Shiva, Environmental Leader
  109. 350 IS COORDINATED BY A TEAM OF YOUTH FROM AROUND THE WORLD
  110. Civilization is what grows up in the margins of leisure and security provided by a workable relationship with the natural world. That margin won’t exist, at least for long, as long as we remain on the wrong side of 350. That’s the limit we face. -Bill McKibben, author, environmental leader, and Director of 350.org And author and environ-mentalist Bill McKibben
  111. THE SAME TEAM FROM STEP IT UP 2007
  112.  
  113.  
  114. 80% BY 2050
  115. OUR STRATEGY: CREATIVE ACTIONS + TARGETED AND SPECIFIC MESSAGE = REAL CHANGE IN THE POLICY DISCUSSION
  116. GET INVOLVED!
  117. 24 oct. an international day of climate action 2009 ORGANIZE AN ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY.
  118. Six weeks before the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen.
  119. A SINGLE DAY TO JOIN TOGETHER
  120. AND MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD
  121. TO THE MEDIA
  122. TO DECISION-MAKERS
  123. TO THE WORLD
  124. What will we do at these events?
  125. United by our COMMON CALL TO ACTION…
  126. WE WILL GATHER
  127. WE WILL MARCH
  128. WE WILL HIKE TO THE TOPS OF MOUNTAINS
  129. WE WILL DIVE UNDERWATER
  130. WE WILL RIDE OUR BIKES
  131. WE WILL GET CREATIVE
  132. WE WILL LOBBY OUR POLITICIANS
  133. The options are open... WHAT’S YOUR IDEA?
  134. WHERE WILL WE TAKE ACTION?
  135. iconic places
  136. places we hold dear places we hold dear
  137. in the face of our changing climate
  138.  
  139.  
  140. places important to our communities
  141. OUTCOME A GLOBAL MOVEMENT, CONNECTED BY THE INTERNET, WITH A COMMON CALL TO ACTION.
  142. JOIN THE MOVEMENT. Take a stand for a fair global climate deal that meets the latest science. SIGN UP!
  143. Insert your contact info here LOCAL GLOBAL
  144. SOURCES <ul><li>BBC World Service Poll - http://www.globescan.com/news_archives/bbc_climate/ </li></ul><ul><li>Hansen, James, et al. Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim? Submitted April 7, 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>The IPCC 4th Assessment Report - www.ipcc.ch </li></ul><ul><li>Baer, Paul, Tom Athanasiou and Sivan Kartha. &quot;The Right to Develop in a Climate Constrained World: The Greenhouse Development Rights Framework&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>NASA - www.nasa.gov </li></ul><ul><li>RealClimate.org </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Safety - www.climatesafety.org </li></ul><ul><li>New Scientist - www.newscientist.com </li></ul>

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