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How We Affect The World . By: Emily Batley, Daisy Lopez, Lacey Bollmer , Rhena Ripley. Overview of Greenhouse Gas Emissions . Constant Problems . Incensement in extreme weather: Wildfires Hurricanes Floods Drought Tropical storms Leads to climate changes More Technology Advances

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how we affect the world

How We Affect The World

By: Emily Batley, Daisy Lopez, Lacey Bollmer, Rhena Ripley

constant problems
Constant Problems
  • Incensement in extreme weather:
    • Wildfires
    • Hurricanes
    • Floods
    • Drought
    • Tropical storms

Leads to climate changes

  • More Technology Advances
    • No progress in improving energy source to be environmentally friendly
slide4
2001
  • 9/11
    • Emissions into the air
  • War in Afghanistan
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
    • Humans are 66% responsible for global warming
    • (Current statistic is 90+%)
slide5
2002
  • Antarctica
    • Larsen-B ice shelf break
    • Collapsed in one month
  • Arctic summer sea ice
    • Record low
slide6
2003
  • Iraq war started
slide7
2004
  • Global warming publicity
    • Cover of National Geographic
    • Cover of Business Week Magazine
    • Central theme of Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel, State of Fear
slide8
2005
  • Warmest year on record
    • 1998 and 2007 tie for 2nd warmest

“How much are you consuming?”

slide9
2006
  • Start of energy consumption steady growth at 2.3% per year
    • 21.3 billion tons of CO2 from fossil fuels per year
    • Natural processes can only absorb about half of produced
slide11
2007
  • Australia
    • Lost 25% of crop productions
    • Due to desertification
  • Tegua Island, Pacific Ocean
    • 100 residents relocated
      • Rising sea levels
      • Frequent flooding
slide12
2009
  • Moscow, Russia
    • Extreme heat waves
    • 33 days of heat over 91.4°
    • 11,000 died
      • Forrest fires
      • Drought
      • Crop failures
slide13
2010
  • Indonesia and Australia
    • Unusual rains starting in May- Oct(normal dry time)
    • Indonesia
      • Almost double rainfall
      • June- Oct.
    • Australia
      • May-Oct.
      • 152% higher rainfall
future
Future
  • 2040
    • Predict Arctic to have 1st ice-free summer
  • 2030
    • Over a billion cars will be driving on planet earth
    • 2050 add one more billion
  • 2050
    • 1billion + people with water shortage
  • 2080
    • Mountain eco-systems will lose more than half of wildlife species