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Global Climate Change

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JJ Park

on 27 April 2010

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Transcript of Global Climate Change

Global Climate Change Acid Raindrops: Juhyun Park & John-Michael Dronson The basic Social aspects Environmental aspects Climate model Can we solve it? Science Proxy data Climate forcings Changes in:
- plate tectonics
- solar energy output
- ocean circulation patterns
- carbon cycle
- greenhouse gases concentrations
- volcano or other events Anthropogenic climate change Natural variability water vapor
carbon dioxide
nitrous oxide
methane Swedish chemist Savante August Arrhenius: - Nobel prize for chemistry in 1903
- Prediction of global warming in 1896 aerosols
oceans Earth's climate system Paleoclimate variation Climate feedback Instability Goals Stabilizing:
- emissions
- concentration
- temperature Pacala and Socolow’s wedge approach Beyond Kyoto El Nino/La Nina United Kingdom Flooding 2007 Hurricane Katrina High temperatures Rising seas Businesses affected
- New England: Lobster catches
- Lake Erie: Relocation of ports
- Swiss Alps: Ski resorts
Cost Benefit Analysis
Value of catastrophic damage
Value of human life
Ethical issues Changing landscape Milankovitch's Earth/Sun relationship
- precision
- orbital eccentricity
- obliquity Rising temperatures, changing weather, and changing vegetation patterns are forcing animals to migrate to cooler areas for survival Scientists estimate that if the warming trend continues as is, one-fourth of the species on the Earth will be extinct by 2050. Wildlife at risk Chicago 1995 Heat Wave References:
"Climate Change and Hurricane Katrina." SourceWatch. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Climate_change_and_Hurricane_Katrina>.
"Climate Change - Impacts of Climate Change and Global Warming: Feel the Heat." The Nature Conservancy - Protecting Nature, Preserving Life. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <http://www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/issues/>.
Dying Alone in the Heat Wave, an Interview with Eric Klinenberg." University of Chicago Press, Books. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/443213in.html>.
"El Niño and Global Warming." RealClimate. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2006/05/el-nino-global-warming/>.
Henson, Robert. The Rough Guide to Climate Change. 2nd. London: Rough Guides Ltd, 2008. Print.
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Web. <http://www.noaa.gov/>.
RealClimate. Web. <http://www.realclimate.org/>.
"YouTube - Flood Children of Holdibari." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJFVqCoA4yA&feature=player_embedded>.

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