L2 and L3 Global and US Initiatives- What is Sustainability0

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Unformatted text preview: L2. Global and U.S. Initiatives Problems and Creating Solutions Major Problems Worldwide there is a question of how to deal with the issues of: Water Health Hygiene Safe and renewable energy Climate change Global Warming Global warming is not caused by a single event that will trigger catastrophic change. Greenhouse gases (GHG) : stratosphere Methane Carbon Dioxide Nitrous Oxide hydrofluorocarbons CA GHG Emissions Inventory http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/inventory/index.html The Top 5 GHG Emitters US 6.01 (billion tons of CO2) China 5.02 Indonesia 3.01 Brazil 2.32 Russia 1.75 (Source: Indonesia consulting Pelangi Energy Abadi Citra Enviro/Worldbank 1-20-2008. Reuters AlertNet - Indonesia world's No.3 greenhouse gas emitter-report ) Climate Change Climate Change = rising temperatures create changes to: Air Quality (Particulate matter, SOx ) Water (sea, ocean, rivers, snow pack, rainfall) Weather patterns: floods, droughts, stronger storms New diseases Ecosystems (migration of all species) Environmental refugees Arable land How does it happen? CO2 traps heat in atmosphere and infrared rays cannot escape because absorbed by CO2 GHG caused by: 75% Burning fossil fuels 25% Deforestation (plants absorb CO2)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2011 for the course MGMT 460 taught by Professor Angelacasler during the Spring '09 term at CSU Chico.

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