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793064 Climate Change

Geography 12- Crystal Au
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Transcript of 793064 Climate Change

Climate Change
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
Problems that
Affect Climate Change

littering
on wetlands


destroying
peat bogs


using manure
in agriculture


disposing
waste on land/water


deforestation

• vegetation
burned, digested, rotted
in oxygen- free environment


using chemical fertilizers
in agriculture

Economical Causes
Solutions
Preventions
Environmental Causes
Social Causes
Treatment
Knowledge
Adjustment
Philosophy
Natural Systems Affected
Biosphere
Lithosphere
Atmosphere
Hydrosphere
Biosphere
Methane Gas
Examples include:
Deforestation
Car Emissions
Waste
Works Cited

not recycling



not reusing
to reduce waste


overusing
gas to travel to places


littering
on land/water because it’s convenient



• political
paralysis
- to fix climate change opposes political situation
- believe costly fossil fuel will improve climate change

• political figures addressing problem now when effects are already damaging

• trying to find the right leader to lead environmental change
- failed to find leader of Kyoto Protocol




Political Causes

clearing land
for urban development


burning fossil fuels
to power industries


focused on profit
verses a better environment


industrialization supersedes
the environment

humans
birds
plants
animals
marine life
Lithosphere

land
surface changes
- not suitable for agriculture

• permafrost melts leads to destruction to
structures, landslides + avalanches

• poor
soil
conditions due to changes in temperature + rainfall


drought

• increase
mountain
height due to missing weight of ice


Atmosphere

• increased
polluted air
and reduced
O2
levels

• increased
CO2, nitrous oxide, methane


atmospheric haze
by industrial pollution

• frequent
hot
days and nights

• more
precipitation









Hydrosphere

sea ice
vanishing


glaciers
+
ice sheets
gone permanently


water
scarcity

• polluted water

• reduced
salty water
due to melting glaciers
- freshwater draining into oceans

• rise in
sea levels
and
ocean circulation
disrupted




Political Affects
• Queen Elizabeth II at conference, urges the US (biggest greenhouse emitter) to contribute

• Political figures British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Canadian Environment Minister Stephanie Dion
setting goals
to reduce gases

• stress on political figures
to fund
&
create
environmental organizations

• must
sort out
who has access to water resources


setting up
environmental groups

• people
taking
political action

Economical Affects
Social Affects

• marine biologists, geologists, climatologist working to find solutions

• global community
acting
to reduce changes

• world's rich nations
reducing emissions
under Kyoto Protocol.


deaths and diseases
from flood, evacuations, heat waves


fighting
for rights of water resources


soil
rock
land
landforms
oceans
seas
lakes
rivers
creeks
ice
glaciers
ice crystals
dew
WHICH SYSTEMS ARE AFFECTED AND WHICH COMPONENTS?
-
Atmosphere


-
Biosphere


-
Hydrosphere


-
Lithosphere
crust
continents
islands
volcanic activity
Natural Systems Are
Being Affected
Glacier Depletion
BUT IN WHAT WAYS?
insects
bacteria
organisms
plankton
water vapor
clouds
fog
mist
precipitation
moisture
salt water
fresh water
brackish water
air
oxygen
wind
air pressure
temperature
weather
climate
Drought
Smog
Flooding

animals
&
plants
lose their habitat

• animals and plants can't survive and grow in the changes
- weather conditions are too extreme

- too much CO2, plants can’t remove it fast enough
(photosynthesis)


marine life
threatened

• earlier blooming of plants


forest
fires


humans
suffer from health problems



Environmental Affects
How do these changes affect
humans and the planet?
• rainfall
warnings

• storm surge warnings


restore
loss of plant and animal habitat

• forest fire warnings

• environmental problems worldwide

• increased temperature





economic stress
- food shortages


economical growth
- longer growing seasons in some places= agricultural growth

• Corporate leaders alter plans to support environmental changes
- need to gain profit for their shareholders
- may lose money

• cost for effects at least two to three times greater
- fund for other purposes lost
- ten of billions ($US) for damages in coastal areas

• insurance economic improves
- insurers pay for more claims due to large disasters


find
clean, renewable, sources of energy
- wind, solar, tidal or geothermal energy


grow
new plants


reduce
energy use


change
consumption habits


change
the way you think about transportation

• reduce energy

-
upgrade
appliances- High efficiency appliances

• buy things that last
-
reduce, recycle, reuse

• take political action/
support
environmental groups



stop
deforestation


reduce
miles driven by walking, biking, carpooling

• reduce energy usage

• eat
alternative
foods
- local foods
- less meat


replace
burning fossil fuels with gas & oil

• cost and availability of resources for alternative energy source

• ways to build energy efficient buildings & appliances

• how the climate differs from thousands of years ago to find solutions to climate change
- study tree rings, sediment cores

• individual preparedness

• buy things in bulks

• don't throw out and buy new things
- try to reuse

• unplug unnecessary appliances

• work with other organizations to find solutions

(Facts)

Danish, Kyle. "New And Improved Course For A Climate Regime."Environmental Forum 27.2 (2010): 48.

Science Reference Center. Web. 5 Jan. 2014.

Downing, Tom. "Damn This Heat. (Cover Story)." New Statesman & Society 8.365 (n.d.): 18. Science

Reference Center. Web. 3 Jan. 2014.

Gore, Al. "Ways to Stop Global Warming." Prevention. Rodale Inc., Nov. 2011. Web. 05 Jan. 2014.

Mitchell, Alanna. "A Change Of Climate." Canadian Geographic125.3 (2005): 56. Science Reference

Center. Web. 3 Jan. 2014.

Pease, Craig M. "Climate Change Political Paralysis."Environmental Forum 27.6 (2010): 18. Science

Reference Center. Web. 5 Jan. 2014.

Rosenberg, Matt. "Advantages and Disadvantages of Global Warming." About.com Geography. The New

York Times Company, 4 Apr. 2010. Web. 04 Jan. 2014.

"UN Vastly Underestimated Climate Costs." New Scientist 203.2724 (2009): 6. Science

Reference Center. Web. 3 Jan. 2014.




Images
• related to sustainable development
- people work & creating awareness of their actions today

-
purpose
: to sustain the natural systems while meeting human
demands (not only now, but for the generations to come)

• Example: must stop/ reduce burning of fossil fuels, but find alternatives in other energy sources to meet demands of people

• beneficial events of climate change helps the future
- longer growing seasons= less inflation, starvation

- less energy used to warm cold places therefore less emissions

• by "watching our wake", a sustainable life can be achieved



How Can We Resolve These Problems?

Atmosphere
http://www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/opinion/8349/dust-bowl-vs-2012

http://www.motociti.com/blog/?p=199

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/02/08/reference/chinese-smog-bomb-floats-toward-japan/#.UsiimfRDvYg

http://geography.about.com/od/globalproblemsandissues/a/advantages.htm

http://persuasion-and-influence.blogspot.ca/2013/01/wwf-campaign-deforestation-and-lungs.html

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/12/treading-on-thi.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/25/wind-speeds-increasing-rain_n_840864.html

http://laststands.kennedywarne.com/wetland-or-wasteland

http://geology.com/articles/renewable-energy-trends/

http://air.greenventure.ca/carpooling-0

http://phys.org/news174143239.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change_in_the_Arctic

http://cleanaircanada.blogspot.ca/2009_03_01_archive.html

http://www.sciencecodex.com/climate_change_boosts_then_quickly_stunts_plants_decadelong_study_shows-89524

http://www.do-good-lab.org/the-science-of-getting-people-to-do-good

http://passel.unl.edu/pages/informationmodule.php?idinformationmodule=1086025423&topicorder=15&maxto=7

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manure

http://www.masonpud3.org/conservation/bestbusinesspractices.aspx
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