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The climate change crisis

The climate change crisis

and how we can solve it

together

Presented by: Presenter Name


The climate change crisis

Overview


The climate change crisis

What is climate change?

Why is it a crisis?


The climate change crisis

What is climate change?




The climate change crisis

Now: 400ppm fuels …

550ppm??!

275ppm

What is climate change?


The climate change crisis

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?


The climate change crisis

Why is it a crisis? to be trapped, raising the


The climate change crisis

565 GT CO to be trapped, raising the 2

2,795 GT CO2

Why is it a crisis?


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What impacts are anticipated due to to be trapped, raising the

climate change?


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Australia added two new colors to display to be trapped, raising the

its hottest areas (Jan 2013)

Impacts: heat


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More frequent droughts around the world to be trapped, raising the

Impacts: drought


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… increasing in probability throughout the century to be trapped, raising the

Impacts: drought


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San Diego County will face a severe water shortage to be trapped, raising the

Impacts: water shortages


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And in San Diego County… to be trapped, raising the

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 to be trapped, raising the

its lowest extent on record

Impacts: melting ice


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Pedersen Glacier, Alaska 1920 to be trapped, raising the

Pedersen Glacier, Alaska 2005

Impacts: melting ice



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Flooding due to sea level rise in Tuvalu Pakistan (2010)

Impacts: sea level rise


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  • Mission Beach Pakistan (2010)

  • 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 Pakistan (2010)

Photo from East Village (Manhattan, NYC) during Sandy

Impacts: extreme storms


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Infectious diseases and other health impacts Pakistan (2010)

Impacts: human health


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Impacts to SoCal businesses & lifestyle Pakistan (2010)

Impacts: business / lifestyle


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Starvation Migration Unrest War

Impacts: human society




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Solar power War

Solutions: electricity


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Hydro and wind power War

Solutions: electricity


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Improve vehicle efficiency War

Solutions: transportation


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Transit infrastructure and land use changes War

Stop building highways

Solutions: transportation





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Putting a price on carbon War

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

Solutions: policy



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  • 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 War

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

Why haven’t we acted?


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  • 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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How is each of us part of the solution? million to groups casting doubt on climate change from 2002-2011.


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Reduce your “carbon footprint” million to groups casting doubt on climate change from 2002-2011.

We’re all part of the solution


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Ride the bus or trolley million to groups casting doubt on climate change from 2002-2011.

We’re all part of the solution


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Or your bicycle million to groups casting doubt on climate change from 2002-2011.

We’re all part of the solution


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Or walk million to groups casting doubt on climate change from 2002-2011.

We’re all part of the solution


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Conserve water million to groups casting doubt on climate change from 2002-2011.

We’re all part of the solution


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Increase your home’s efficiency million to groups casting doubt on climate change from 2002-2011.

We’re all part of the solution


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Green your diet million to groups casting doubt on climate change from 2002-2011.

We’re all part of the solution


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We’re all part of the solution million to groups casting doubt on climate change from 2002-2011.


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Grow your “civic footprint” million to groups casting doubt on climate change from 2002-2011.

itizen

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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We’re all part of the solution urgency of climate change


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Public education urgency of climate change

We’re all part of the solution


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Community Outreach urgency of climate change

We’re all part of the solution


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Communicate with elected officials urgency of climate change

We’re all part of the solution


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Demonstrations and rallies urgency of climate change

We’re all part of the solution


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Form networks to amplify the message urgency of climate change

We’re all part of the solution


Mexico city
Mexico City urgency of climate change

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