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The climate change crisis

and how we can solve it

together

Presented by: Presenter Name

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What is climate change and why is it a crisis?

  • What impacts are anticipated from climate change?
  • What are the solutions to the crisis?
  • Why haven’t we acted yet?
  • How is each of us part of the solution?

Overview

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What is climate change?

Why is it a crisis?

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There is scientific consensus:

  • Climate change is real, caused by people, and dangerous

What is climate change?

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Now: 400ppm

550ppm??!

275ppm

What is climate change?

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Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes more heat to be trapped, raising the

global temperature of the planet

+2°C (3.6°F)

+1.6°C (2.9°F)

in the pipeline

CO2

CO2

CO2

+0.8°C (1.4°F)

Observed

CO2

CO2

CO2

CO2

Why is it a crisis?

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565 GT CO2

2,795 GT CO2

Why is it a crisis?

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Australia added two new colors to display

its hottest areas (Jan 2013)

Impacts: heat

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And in San Diego County…

In 2003 and 2007, wildfires burned nearly 740,000 acres.

Fire on Mt. San Miguel, 2007 (Photo: Nathan Gibbs, KPBS)

Impacts: wildfires

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In September 2012, Arctic sea ice shrank to

its lowest extent on record

Impacts: melting ice

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Pedersen Glacier, Alaska 1920

Pedersen Glacier, Alaska 2005

Impacts: melting ice

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Mission Beach

  • By 2050 sea level will be 12-18 inches higher (2008 report)
  • Beaches will shrink and some will disappear completely
  • Most streets will flood regularlyat high tide (purple)

Impacts: sea level rise

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Hurricane Sandy cost $65B

Photo from East Village (Manhattan, NYC) during Sandy

Impacts: extreme storms

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Impacts to SoCal businesses & lifestyle

Impacts: business / lifestyle

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Starvation Migration Unrest War

Impacts: human society

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Solar power

Solutions: electricity

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Hydro and wind power

Solutions: electricity

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Improve vehicle efficiency

Solutions: transportation

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Transit infrastructure and land use changes

Stop building highways

Solutions: transportation

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Putting a price on carbon

Sens. Sanders & Boxer introduce the “Climate Protection Act” in Feb 2013

Solutions: policy

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Is it because…

  • There isn’t scientific agreement?
  • There aren’t good technical solutions?
  • People don’t accept climate change is real?

Why haven’t we acted?

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Californians back action on warming

64% of Californians believe action is needed to fight global warming

Why haven’t we acted?

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Is it because…

  • There isn’t scientific agreement?
  • There aren’t good technical solutions?
  • People don’t accept climate change is real?

Why haven’t we acted?

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Billionaires and industry groups channeled more than $200 million to groups casting doubt on climate change from 2002-2011.

Big Oil, Gas, and Coal spent $347 million lobbying Congress from 2009-2010.

They got $20 billion in subsidies.

Why haven’t we acted?

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Reduce your “carbon footprint”

We’re all part of the solution

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Ride the bus or trolley

We’re all part of the solution

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Or your bicycle

We’re all part of the solution

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Or walk

We’re all part of the solution

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Conserve water

We’re all part of the solution

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Increase your home’s efficiency

We’re all part of the solution

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Green your diet

We’re all part of the solution

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Grow your “civic footprint”

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We’re all part of the solution

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Let your friends, neighbors, and family know about the urgency of climate change

We’re all part of the solution

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Public education

We’re all part of the solution

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Community Outreach

We’re all part of the solution

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Communicate with elected officials

We’re all part of the solution

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Demonstrations and rallies

We’re all part of the solution

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Form networks to amplify the message

We’re all part of the solution

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Mexico City

South Africa

Maldives

San Diego

Egypt

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Please visit us online for climate news, events and activities in San Diego

www.sandiego350.org

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