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1 Science & Our Interdisciplinary World Scottish Baccalaureate Support Event Heather Reid

2 The Importance of Science Improving our Quality of Life

3 The Importance of Science Growing the Scottish Economy

4 The Importance of School Science Encourage ‘questioning consumers’

5 Science & Curriculum for Excellence Science Values & Sustainability

6 Science & Curriculum for Excellence An Interdisciplinary Approach

7 CLIMATE CHANGE:- A HOT TOPIC

8 CLIMATE CHANGE:- IN THE MEDIA

9 June 2011

10 SUN Sunlight passes through the atmosphere....and warms the earth...most escapes to outer space and cools the earth... Infra-red radiation is given off by the earth... …but some IR is trapped by some gases in the air, thus reducing the cooling. THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT

11 CO2 Emissions

12 CO2 in Atmosphere

13 Rising Sea Levels

14 Global Impacts

15 Scottish Impacts

16 Climate Change Act Cut CO2 emissions by 42% by 2020 Cut CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050

17 Alternative Energy Sources

18 Renewable Energy in Scotland 25% of EU Wind energy 10% of EU Wave resource 25% of EU Tidal resource A potential 206 GW

19 Employment Opportunities Skills Development Scotland At present 80,000 green jobs 40,000 – 70,000 jobs in years Major effort required to produce more science & engineering graduates plus highly trained apprentices.

20 Employment Opportunities Engineers Computing Modellers Geologists Town Planners Technicians Environmental Economics Construction Legal Project Managers

21 Future Scientists Will work in an Interdisciplinary World with Sustainable Values providing Technological Solutions


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