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The Information and imagery contained in this slide show is an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from www.350.org

350. org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand.

Their mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis— to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet. Please visit their website for further information.


OUR an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from

CHANGINGCLIMATE


GLACIERS an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from ARE MELTING


MUIR & RIGGS GLACIER an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from 1941


MUIR & RIGGS GLACIER an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from 2004


PEDERSEN GLACIER, AK an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from 1920


PEDERSEN GLACIER, AK an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from 2005


OCEANS an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from ARE ACIDIFYING


Coral reefs are an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from bleaching


SEA LEVELS an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from ARE RISING

Three Year Average

Satellite Altimetry

Sea Level Change (cm)

Year


threatens the survival of an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from SMALL ISLANDS


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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)


WEATHER an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from IS BECOMING MORE EXTREME


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Burma cyclone death toll rises above 43,000.

- USA Today, May 15th, 2008


MAJOR FLOODS PER DECADE an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from


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Australia suffers worst drought in

1,000 years

- Guardian UK, Nov 7, 2008


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Australia fires spark calls for CLIMATE ACTION

- Washington Post, March 1, 2006


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“Rapid Warming’ Spreads Havoc in Canada’s Forests.

- Washington Post, March 1, 2006


CREATES CLIMATE an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from REFUGEES

Climate change could force

1 BILLION from their homes by 2050.

- April 30, 2008, The Independent.


impacts an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from LOCAL LIVELIHOODS


STERN REVIEW, 2006 an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from

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


DISRUPTS an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from FOOD PRODUCTION

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


AFFECTS OUR an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from HEALTH:

Global Warming Increases Malaria, Dengue Fever Threat, UN Says.

- Bloomberg, Nov. 27, 2007


THREATENS an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from SECURITY:

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


The most an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from startling evidence yet…


is the MELTING OF THE ARCTIC. an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from

New predictions

Satellite observations

Mean IPCC prediction

Most likely change (melt)

IPCC range

Actual observed melting

% change in ice cover

it has melted nearly80 YEARSahead of when scientists predicted

YEAR


it’s about… an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from

SCIENCE


THE an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from GREENHOUSE EFFECT


CO2 CONCENTRATIONS an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from ARE INCREASING

Where we’ll be mid-century if we keep this up

550ppm? More?

TODAY: 387ppm

Parts per Million CO2

EARLY 1900S

CO2 in PPM

LAST ICE AGE

TEMPERATURE

Years


today: an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from

390ppm CO2


Where an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from do we need to go from here?


CO2 an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from IN THE ATMOSPHERE

WE’RE HERE: 387

PARTS PER MILLION CO2

WE NEED TO BE HERE: 350

YEAR


THE an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from WORLD NEEDS US TO MAKE CHANGES IN OUR OWN BACKYARD


moving an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from away from fossil fuels


GLOBAL EMISSIONS an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from STILL RISING 2PPM PER YEAR

Total

Petroleum

Coal

Natural Gas

Cement Production

MILLION METRIC TONS OF CARBON/YEAR

YEAR


IT MEANS PUTTING UP an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from WIND TURBINES

INSTEAD OF COAL PLANTS


IT MEANS an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from PLANTING TREES

INSTEAD OF CLEAR-CUTTING RAINFORESTS


AND IMPLEMENTING an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from A THOUSAND DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS


that can create new jobs an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from


And make our communities an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from HEALTHIER


GETTING TO an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from 350

Phase-out of fossil fuel electricity generation by 2030

Improved forestry and soil

PARTS PER MILLION CO2

Reduced oil/gas use

YEAR


  • ADAPTATION an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from

  • MITIGATION

  • TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

  • FINANCIAL RESOURCES


SOURCES – www.350.org an adapted version of that contained in a globally distributed information package from

  • BBC World Service Poll - http://www.globescan.com/news_archives/bbc_climate/

  • Hansen, James, et al. Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim? Submitted April 7, 2008.

  • The IPCC 4th Assessment Report - www.ipcc.ch

  • Baer, Paul, Tom Athanasiou and Sivan Kartha. "The Right to Develop in a Climate Constrained World: The Greenhouse Development Rights Framework"

  • The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

  • NASA - www.nasa.gov

  • RealClimate.org

  • Climate Safety - www.climatesafety.org

  • New Scientist - www.newscientist.com



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