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Climate Change (and You) CBI Veterans April 12, 2006 Mark van Soestbergen ICBE.

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1 Climate Change (and You) CBI Veterans April 12, 2006 Mark van Soestbergen ICBE

2 Your war my geography lesson

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4 Carbon Dioxide Intercepts infrared waves going into space

5 Gasoline is 85.5% carbon 1 gallon of conventional gasoline becomes 172 cubic feet / 4.87 cubic meters of CO 2

6 Every year, the United States produces enough CO2 to cover its entire land surface, including Alaska and Hawaii, with 1 foot of pure CO2. 1 foot of pure CO2 per year

7 Image courtesy SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE SeaWiFS Project,

8 We are here Globally, temperatures are projected to rise an additional 2 – 5°C in the 21 st Century

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11 The oceans have absorbed about 30 times more heat than the atmosphere since 1955

12 Fabian, Sep, 2003

13 Global Climate Change changes everything CO2 changes plant behavior Increases temperature of the atmosphere, the earths crust and the oceans Affects global hydro cycle

14 Expected sea level increase 21 st Century: meter Florida + 5 meter, unavoidable w/out action Courtesy: PBS

15 The atmosphere now holds 30% more carbon than a century ago Human emission rate in billion tC/yr time equilibrium Latent atmospheric Carbon is about 188 billion ton Earth absorption rate in billion tC/yr de-carbonization pathway

16 -Nice meeting all of you! "we must arrange a complete industrial change-out in 30 years and plant 10,000,000 km2 of trees by 2010" this presentation can be downloaded from: Mark van Soestbergen tel fax Toward Climate Stability


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