Climate Change and Recreation Appalachian Mountain Club With slides from the Union of Concerned Scientists and the National Wildlife Federation. Topics Covered What is climate change? Why should we care? What can you do? Appalachian Mountain Club 134 year history
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Appalachian Mountain Club
With slides from the Union of Concerned Scientists and the
National Wildlife Federation.
The greatest uncertainty is what are we going to do about it?
How Global Warming Works landscape in the Northeast…
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas)
Example of the Greenhouse Effect landscape in the Northeast…
The Sun’s energy passes through the car’s windshield.
This energy (heat) is trapped inside the car and cannot pass back through the windshield, causing the inside of the car to warm up.
Slide Courtesy of National Wildlife FederationUsed with Permission.
Cartoon by Gerry McNabb.
Source is NASA/NOAA http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html
How summers could feel in Massachusetts
Yellow (Low Emissions) steps taken locally and nationally
Red (High Emissions) no steps taken locally or nationally
Photo credit: Associated Press
* Snowpack = minimum dusting of snow for 30 days or more.
Extent of change depends on the choices we make today
Climate change is affecting us right now where we live.
TAKE SMALL STEPS…MAKE BIG CHANGES
Join CAN: www.outdoors.org/conservation