Environmental problems

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Environmental problems

  1. 1. Environmental problems
  2. 2. Groundwater pollution and depletion?• Acid deposition• Ozone depletion• Global climate change• Acid deposition• Ozone depletion• Global climate change
  3. 3. Groundwater pollution
  4. 4. Biomagnification
  5. 5. Species extinction• The leading cause of species Passenger pigeon extinctions?• 1391 species in the U.S on the threatened or extinction lists.• In Idaho: – Caribou, Snake River Snail, Sturgeon and the Grey Wolf.
  6. 6. Examples Baiji River DolphinCalifornia Condor
  7. 7. Human population growth • How many people are in the world? - 7 Billion as of Jan 4th 2012."The power ofpopulation isindefinitely greaterthan the power in theearth to producesubsistence for man".Thomas Malthus, 1834
  8. 8. Climate Change• What is it?• What are some of the causes?• What are the implications?
  9. 9. Greenhouse gases
  10. 10. Temperature data
  11. 11. Climate change
  12. 12. How do we solve these problems?
  13. 13. How do we solve these problems?1. Assessment:2. Risk analysis:3. Public education:4. Political action:5. Follow-through:

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