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Will Earth still be home for us in coming years? GLOBAL WARMING! Should you care? Our planet is heating up … … and we are responsible Unless we take steps NOW to curb global warming, our way of life , our future , and our family are all in GRAVE DANGER . What is Global Warming?

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Will Earth still be home for us in coming years?

GLOBAL WARMING!

Should you care?


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Our planet is heating up …

… and we are responsible

Unless we take steps NOW

to curb global warming,

our way of life,

our future, and

our family are all in

GRAVE DANGER.


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What is Global Warming?

Global Warming is defined as the increase of the temperature

on Earth. As the Earth is getting hotter, disasters like hurricanes,

droughts and floods are getting more frequent.


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How it works?


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When did the problem begin?

The problems began when

human activities created &

released more gases in the

atmosphere than are necessary.


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1: Burning natural gas, coal & oil raise the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere & accelerate the warming effect.


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2: Many factories produce long-lasting gases that contribute to the global warming


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3: Population growth accelerates

global warming as more & more people use fuels for heat,

transportation & manufacturing


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4: Intensive farming leads to global warming

Some farming practices & use of fertilizers produce

gases that trap heat more than Carbon Dioxide.

For instance, Nitrous Oxide, found in pesticides can

retain 300 times more heat than CO2.


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To decrease your carbon footprint,

you can start with your dinner plate.

A carbon footprint is a measure of the amount of greenhouse

gases produced by human activities.

A U.N. report found that 18 % of

global warming emissions come from raising

That's about 40 % more than all the trucks,

cars, planes & all the forms of transport

(13%) and all the homes & offices in the

world put together (8%).

chickens, cattle, pigs, & other animals for food.


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Meat industry consumes more

environmental resources

It contributes to land degradation, climate change

& air pollution, water shortage and water pollution.

Animals such as cows & sheep emit huge amount

of methane due to flatulence and burping.

"The released methane", the scientists say, "has

23 times the global warming potential of CO2."


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In the absence of demand for meat

there is no more need for breeding

millions of animals for daily slaughter.

The reversal of global warming

will be a certainty.


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5:“Sawing off the branch we are sitting on”

Deforestation is Choking the Earth.

34 million acres of trees,

the size of Italy, are cut each year.


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Forests are vital for absorbing & storing the world's carbon dioxide (CO2).

When trees are cut & burnt the damage is two-fold:

* The world's capacity to absorb CO2 is reduced.

* Large amounts of stored carbon are released back into the atmosphere.


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Global warming will kill

BILLIONS this Century

Green house gases can stay in the atmosphere

for hundreds and thousands of years.

Here are few DEADLIEST effects

of global warming..


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A:Spread of infectious disease

Global Warming leads to

150,000 deaths every year

These numbers could double by 2020

As the globe warms, disease-carrying

mosquitoes & rodents spread, infecting

people. Outbreaks of Dengue fever,

Malaria, Chikingunia, Allergies & Asthma

have already started affecting daily lives.


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B:More Intense Hurricanes are on the Way

  • The oceans are getting warmer, stronger

  • hurricanes & calamities like tsunami are

  • getting more frequent.


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C:Increased intensity of droughts & heat waves


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D:Economic consequences

Natural calamities do billions of money in damage

& disease outbreaks cost money to treat and control.


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E:Polar ice caps are melting

Sea levels are rising


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* There are 5,773,000 cubic miles of water in glaciers and if they

melt today the seas would rise about 230 feet.

* The ice caps are fresh water & when they melt they will

desalinate the ocean, i.e. make it less salty. This effect will

alter ocean currents causing unnatural weather conditions

* Temperature rise will endanger several species of animals.

* Ice caps reflect excess sunlight back into space to maintain

favorable weather conditions. With the ice caps gone less

energy will be reflected causing further temperature increase.


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F:The oceans are like giant storage heaters

Oceans trap heat and absorb Carbon dioxide.

They are like time-bombs, masking the real effects

of the Carbon dioxide we have been releasing into

the atmosphere. Constant disturbance of the sea

currents is a threat awaiting to unleash.


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G:We will lose drinking water

As sea levels rise,

sea water will invade

coastal groundwater,

making it salty

hence undrinkable.


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H:Food will cost as much as gold

The threat to future food supplies

from climate change weighs heavily

on an expected world population

of 9 billion people by 2050.


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Is ourblue planetturning DRY?

-Out of all the water on this planet, only 2.5% of it is

freshwater. Most is derived from glaciers.

-Himalayan glaciers are receding by 10-15 meters per

year.

-In India, the Gangotri glacier is receding at an average

rate of 23 meters per year.

-This will first increase the volume of water in rivers

causing, widespread flooding. Then in a few decades this

situation will REVERSE and the water levels in rivers will

decline affecting millions living around them.


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Coastal Flooding

A NASA high-tech aerial survey shows that Global

warming is melting 50 billion tons of ice in a year

from the Greenland ice sheet.

This is increasing the likelihood of coastal flooding

around the world.


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How does an Individual make an IMPACT on the world’s biggest environmental problem?

Working at the individual level, stabilizing the climate is

a challenge but not an impossible task.

Climate scientists say that planting more and more trees

are quick, easy and cheap ways to prevent further

GLOBAL WARMING.


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Why plant trees?

-Reduce Global Warming

-Improve the ground water level

-Prevent soil erosion

-Promote the ecosystem

-Reduce pollution

-Improve soil fertility


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The Art of Living is a multi-faceted non-profit

organization that offers life-transforming programs

in over 144 countries. It has undertaken many projects

out of which one is Tree plantationto help reduce

GLOBAL WARMING.

Past and continuing relief efforts include:

Earthquake in Chengdu, (China), Virginia Tech Campus Shootings (USA),

Vidharbha Farmer Suicides (India), Relief in times of War & 

Unrest (Kashmir, Lebanon, Iraq and Israel), Relief  Post  Floods

(Surat, Mumbai and Gujrat), Train  Blasts (London & Madrid),

Beslan School Hostage Crisis (Russia), Tsunami (India & Sri Lanka),

Hurricane Katarina & 9/11 Terror Attack USA  


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The Invitation

The Art of Living Foundation with the support of United Nations

Environment Program and United Nations Millenium Campaign

Invites you to participate inMISSION GREEN EARTH

STAND UP TAKE ACTION

www.standuptakeaction.org

www.artofliving.org


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As a part of the

Tree plantation drive

100 MILLION trees of different

types will be planted

all over the world.


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LETTER FROMUNMC


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LETTER FROMUNEP


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LETTER FROM

Govt. of INDIA


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Houston City Controller’s endorsement


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How can you help?


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MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL No.7

Ensure Environmental Sustainability

Mission Green Earth Stand Up Take Action (MGESUTA08)

project targets to achieve:

TAKE ACTION- 15 JULY to 16 OCT 2008

Commit to Plant 100 million trees globally before 31 JUL 2009

to support environmental sustainability.

STAND UP- 17 OCT to 19 OCT 2008

Stand up for 2 minutes while the UN’s pledge is read.


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Misson Green Earth

Stand Up And Take Action 2008

(MGESUTA)

MGESUTA is an initiative taken by

Art Of Living Foundation (AOL)

in association with

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),

United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC)

to plant 100 million trees world wide between

15th July’08 to 31st Jul’09.


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Take a pledge,

Plant more trees

Thank you


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