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Transcript of Climate Change
By: Isabelle, Avery, Grant, Claire, and Ian
The Slow Death of Our Planet
What we can do about it?
Why people don't think Climate Change is important
Why the government and Corporations don't care
Why should humans care about, and reverse the effects of climate change when governments and large corporations do nothing to stop it?
- Scott Pruitt is Head of the EPA and is a self-described advocate "against EPA activist agenda"
- Submitted a letter to the EPA, questioning the federal estimates of air pollution caused by gas drilling in Oklahoma
-Attorney General of Oklahoma, Pruitt’s shown he cares more about his industry buddies than the health and safety of the people
Variations in the sun's energy reaching Earth
Changes in the reflectivity of Earth’s atmosphere and surface
Changes in the greenhouse effect, which affects the amount of heat retained by Earth’s atmosphere
Global warming is when carbon dioxide (CO2) and other air pollutants collect in the atmosphere and absorb sunlight and solar radiation that have bounced off the earth’s surface.
Normally, this would escape into space—but these pollutants, which can last for years to centuries in the atmosphere, trap the heat and cause the planet to get hotter. That's what's known as the greenhouse effect.
Global sea level rose about 8 inches in the last century
Greenland lost 150 to 250 cubic kilometers of ice per year between 2002 and 2006
Rising sea levels will lead to coastal flooding on the Eastern Seaboard, especially in Florida, and in other areas such as the Gulf of Mexico.
Spring Snow decrease
increasing average surface temperature
Call senators and other politicians
Participate in protests and other movements
Donate to organizations that support the environment and fight climate change politically
Reduce actions that produce excessive CO2
Use more energy efficient electronics
Boycott energy wasting corporations
Remember: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
tropical storms can pick up more energy
the frequency of North Atlantic hurricanes has increased since the early 1980s
many sea animals will go extinct
Denial that carbon dioxide emissions have impact on global temperature
Claims that natural emissions of carbon are worse than human made ones
Carbon dioxide comes from nature not man
Benefits to global warming
Majority of species live in the tropics
longer growing seasons
agriculture in cold places
humans like being warm
Opposing Viewpoints From Everyday People
Over the past 50 years, the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history.
All but one of the 16 hottest years in NASA’s 134-year record have occurred since 2000.
many animals will go extinct because of warmer temperatures
Very serious issue
Can't allow people to influence our thinking on the subject
Destroying our planet
Can change for the better if we all do a small part
One thing you learned
The leader of our country, Donald Trump, downplays the detrimental effects of climate change. Do you think that this influences your personal opinion about the severity of climate change, and the opinions of those around you?
Global Warming is the leading cause of climate change
Our significance loss of forests and excessive burning of fossil fuels has also caused the climate temperature to increase