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Overview of Global Environmental Issues Questions to be addressed: square6 What are the most pressing global environmental problems that we are currently facing? square6 What are the root-causes of these environmental problems?
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Scope Survey: what are the most important environmental issues?
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Is Global Warming a real or just a big lie? Questions to be addressed: square6 What is the “global warming”? square6 What are the true root-causes of global warming? square6 Carbon emission – green house gases – blanket effect square6 Solar radiation activity – increased solar energy – regular oscillation process of solar system
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head2right a global increase in air/sea temperature: it is predicted that air temperature will increase by 1 ° C to 3.5 ° C by 2100. head2right Such global warming could lead to flooding of low lying areas, rise in water tables, further desertification, increase in environmental refugees. head2right But, despite warning from scientists, further increase in use of fossil fuels and hence increase in CO 2 emissions on a worldwide scale. Global Warming
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Annual surface temperature for the world
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Predicted annual average changes
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Green house effect
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Climate change – ocean circulation – extreme weather square6 Typhoons or Hurricanes square6 Ocean surface temperature changes square6 vertical transport of vapors and heat square6 formation of hurricanes square6 changes in hurricanes strength square6 Global warming – changes sea surface temperature square6 Balance of heat and water on our planet
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Differences btw hurricanes and typhoons (tropical cyclones) Hurricane Katerina Typhoon Talim and Typhoon Nabi typhoons hurricanes
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Major environmental problems
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Pollution: any addition to air , water, soil, or food that threatens the health, survival, or activities of living organisms square6 Effects of pollutants: square6 Disruption of life-support systems square6
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