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Importance of calculating and monitoring carbon emissions

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Stephen Boakye

on 23 July 2014

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What is Carbon Dioxide?
Humans would be affected the most as clean water provided by glaciers and mountains would melt and dilute into sea water making it not safe to drink.
Who is affected?
People living in low lying areas would be affected the most as rise in sea level will flood cities which are near coastal regions.

Impacts on humans and society

• 27% of all Carbon emissions are caused by Energy industries
• 23% by Transportation sector,
• 17% by Manufacturing sector,
• 7% by Agriculture industry,
• 4% by Mineral production,
• 2% by landfills and the rest by smaller industries.

Source of carbon dioxide
Importance of calculating and monitoring CO2 emissions
By: Harman and Stephen
Impacts on environment
Long term and short term effects
Short term

As the amount of man-made CO2 goes up, temperatures rises but not at the same rate. Scientists have said that if CO2 double the global temp would increase from 2 to 4.5 degree C.
Q1: who will be affected by unsafe drinking water( be specific)?
What is the topic about?
The topic “importance of monitoring and calculating carbon emission” discusses the issues that an excess amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could cause-
Global warming is an increasingly important issue and its effects can potentially be catastrophic. One of the major causes of global warming can be constituted to the excessive emission of carbon dioxide. The topic chosen helps educate the general public about the causes and effects of excessive dumping of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Why is this interesting or relevant?
Chemical Reaction
Carbon + Oxide2 --> Carbon Dioxide
C + O2 --> CO2

Work Cited
Long Term
Our future and future action proposed
Due to the rising temperatures the ice caps are melting at an alarming rate. This would raise the water level throughout the planet, drowning many low lying cities.
Chemical reactions involved

Carbon + Oxide2 --> Carbon Dioxide

C + O2 --> CO2
A:Humans living in low lying areas
Q2: What natural resource is affected by global warming?
There are many strategies being used to reduce CO2 emissions
Energy Efficiency
Improving the insulation of buildings, traveling in more fuel-efficient vehicles, and using more efficient electrical appliances.
Efficient light bulbs and TV
Use power strips in microwaves for cooking
Hybrid cars
Washing clothes in cold water
A: The polar ice caps
Q3: Give one scenario of how CO2 is emitted?
Energy Conservation
Reducing personal energy use by turning off lights and electronics when not in use reduces electricity demand. Reducing distance traveled in vehicles reduces petroleum consumption. Both are ways to reduce energy CO2 emissions through conservation.
Turn off running water while brushing
Turn of lights before exiting a room.
unplug battery charges when not used
Producing more energy from renewable sources and using fuels with lower carbon contents are ways to reduce carbon emissions.
Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration is a set of technologies that can potentially greatly reduce CO2 emissions from:
- new and existing coal
- gas-fired power plants
- industrial processes
- other stationary sources of CO2
CO2 capture and sequestration
Continued release of CO2 in the atmosphere increases the sea surface temperature;
warmer sea-surface temperatures have been associated with increase hurricane intensity.
Rise in temperature would affect wildlife located on either side of the poles or in colder regions due to melting glaciers.
It will also affect the eco system by dispersing animals from their natural habitat. As water levels rise floods are becoming more popular these floods can wash away eggs laid in water as they arrive at a rapid motion.
A: When you buy food and goods, the production of the food and goods also emitted some quantities of CO2.
Q4: What is one way we can reduce our CO2 emissions?
A: Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation, Fuel Switching, CO2 capture sequestration, Mitigation and adaption
Q5: what is a carbon footprint?
A: it's the sum of all emissions of CO2, which was induced by your activities in a given time frame.
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What is climate change?. (n.d.). David Suzuki Foundation. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
Real Science in Real Time. (n.d.). Carbon Monitoring. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
This topic is relevant as global warming is an increasingly important issue to the world. The effects of global warming can be catastrophic for the planet. One such example is the melting of the polar ice caps.
Cities such as Miami, Mumbai, Bangkok and New York are some of the major cities that are prone to rise in sea level.
Cities affected by rise in sea level
93.6 million people around the globe would be affected by only 0.50 meters of rise in sea level.
This means that more than 21.82 trillion dollars would be lost.
This means that for a short time period the weather could become drier, hotter and would therefore cause droughts.
Mitigation is reducing a substance, in this case CO2 by using other alternatives. An example would be walking or cycling to school instead of using a automobile as walking or cycling do not emit carbon dioxide.

Adaptation is an alternation in the eco system to make a certain species more comfortable to live in. An example would be having air conditioning.
Mitigation Vs. Adaptation
Fuel Switching
Your carbon footprint is the sum of all emissions of CO2(carbon dioxide), which were induced by your activities in a given time frame
In the world carbon dioxide emissions data by country Canada is ranked 7

Q6: what rank is Canada in the world CO2 emissions data?
A: Ranked 7
World Under Water
World under water is a website that visually shows the effect of rise in sea level. The website offers its viewers a stimulator of their neig

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