3How Global Warming Works Carbon Dioxide (CO2)Fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas)
4Example of the Greenhouse Effect The Sun’s energy passes through the car’s windshield.This energy (heat) is trapped inside the car and cannot pass back through the windshield, causing the inside of the car to warm up.
5What’s the difference between “global warming” and “climate change”?
6Difference GLOBAL WARMING is the increase of the Earth’s average surface temperature due to a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.CLIMATE CHANGEis a broader term that refers to long-term changes in climate, including average temperature and precipitation.
7Effects of Global Warming Rising Sea LevelIncreased TemperatureHabitat Damage andSpecies AffectedChanges in Water Supply
8What’s the proof that global warming is taking place?
9Portage Glacier Alaska 1914 2004 Photos: NOAA Photo Collection and Gary Braasch – WorldViewOfGlobalWarming.org
20Billions of Metric Tons Carbon Goal: Reductions inCO2 Per Year2007
21Billions of Metric Tons Carbon Our GoalBillions of Metric Tons CarbonProduce electricity efficientlyUse electricity efficientlyVehicle efficiencySolar and Wind PowerBiofuelsCarbon capture and storageGigaton CarbonReductions in CO2Per Year2007
22What’s being done now to reduce our emissions? Wind PowerSolar PowerFuel-Efficiency
23We can stop global warming! Scientists agree that the burning of fossil fuels is causing global warming. Since these fuels are burned for energy, and everyone uses energy, everyone can help stop global warming just by using less energy or energy from renewable sources!
25Simple Things To Do Turn off your computer or the TV when you’re not using it.Take shorter showers. Heating water uses energy.Keep rooms cool by closing the blinds, shades, orcurtains.Turn off the lights when you leave a room.Use compact fluorescent bulbs.
26Be Bulb Smart—Use CFLs What’s the difference? 500 lbs. of coal Compact FluorescentIncandescent500 lbs. of coal1,430 lbs. CO2 pollution avoided$30 saved
27Simple Things To Do Dress lightly when it’s hot instead of turning up the air conditioning. Or use a fan.Dress warmly when it’s cold instead of turningup the heat.Offer to help your parents keep the air filters onyour AC and furnace clean.Walk short distances instead of asking for aride in the car.Plant a tree.Recycle.