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Brunel University Week 20 MG3113 2014

University of Brunel Introduction to the challenges of climate change and Peak Oil Contact: amackenzie@educatedc.com

Educated Change Ltd

on 9 March 2014

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Transcript of Brunel University Week 20 MG3113 2014

Climate Science

Sustainable Development

"Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs"

- Brundtland Report
Climate Change
Climate Change IS a natural process
Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
What are you thinking of?
The Sun
Greenhouse Gases

Water Vapour - H2O
Carbon Dioxide - CO2
Methane - CH4
Ozone - O3
Nitrous Oxide - N2O
Radiative Forcing
UV Component
Cosmic Rays & Solar Wind
Temperature Distribution
Skeptics say...
What are the Consequences
of our actions?
Gas Hydrates (Clathrates)

4 degree Celsius increase (same scenario as video)

10-20% decrease in precipitation (rain and snow)

What is now a 100 year drought will occur every 10 years on average in Spain by 2070's.

"Water stress" will increase by 60%
What would be the
effect on Spanish
Effect of climate change:

Brundtland Report:
World Commission on Environment and Development (1987). Our Common Future. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 27. ISBN 019282080X

IPCC 4th Assessment Report:
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