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2 G lobal W arming | …We are what is wrong, and we must make it right. -Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, Oslo, Norway, 10 Dec 2007Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (http://www.stthomas.edu/recycle/warm.htm) By: Alma Toric

3 Global warming is a significant increase in the Earth's climatic temperature over a relatively short period of time as a result of the activities of humans. Factors of contribution are: CO2; burning fossil fuels, cars, power stations Methane; agriculture, coal-mining, oil exploration Nitrous Oxide; burning rain forests & human/animal wastes, fossil fuel combustion CFCs; found in fridges, air conditioners, aerosols

4 G reen H ouse E ffect|

5 H ow Global Warming is Affecting the 21 st Century…

6 M alaria| endemic in 107 countries today; numbers will rise due to warmer temperatures that will attract mosquitoes north million people get malaria every year and 1 million of these result in death primary victims are young children, pregnant women and non immune adults symptoms: fever, sweats, chills, headache & nausea transmission of Plasmodium parasite into blood stream causes infection and destruction of red blood cells and clogging of capillaries to vital organs and the brain

7 Current places affected by malaria By 2020 based on a global temperature increase of 1ºC & no human efforts to contain the spread of malaria

8 C holera & D engue F ever | 11/cholera.jpg fever.jpg 07/ jpg diarrheal illness due to the bacteria Vibrio Cholera waterborne disease from contaminated water or food bacteria grows in small intestine cholera outbreaks typically follow zooplankton blooms blooms are the result of an excess of nutrients such as phosphorus, excess carbon and nitrogen infectious disease carried by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes carrying dengue virus vector borne disease no vaccine/often deadly symptoms: sever headache, muscle, joint pain, and dengue rash warmer conditions allow mosquitoes to survive over a wider area and at higher altitudes travels in the blood stream and then starts multiplying itself in the whole body

9 F looding| ability for warmer air to hold more moisture can lead to increase in floods disruption of precipitation patterns heavy rain can cause disturbance to land and destroy freshwater and marine environments 80% of flooding increase will affect South and Southeast Asia water related diseases are causing 80% of all illnesses and deaths; cholera, malaria and water contamination health conditions depend on the success of the harvest for some countries; flooding will wash away crops and encourage growth of fungi

10 D roughts| ran%20Desert,%20Mexico;%20Wikipedia.jpeg drought temporarily disturbs the ecological regime, creating conditions favorable to the spread of certain insect pests and plant and animal diseases more water could be removed from agriculture and put into urban use decreased plant growth; no vegetation leading to malnutrition impacts the young and child growth food supply in 2050 will greatly impact the world population of 9 billion; water shortage for crops high temperatures that cause droughts can also cause heat waves

11 A ir P ollution| air pollution kills about Canadians each year main factor is the burning of fossil fuels others pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide etc. and increased low level ozone cause problems such as chest infections, asthma, emphysema low level ozone is what creates smog burning forests increases the number of cases of eye irritation, respiratory illness and cardiovascular disease

12 H ow Can You Help?| Recycle Take the bus/walk/bike Dont leave the lights on Less heat and air conditioning Buy energy efficient products Plant a tree

13 The End !

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