26 - USA jobs. China & India are major competitors, but...

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1 Lecture 26: Climate change: solutions, energy Hemlocks affected? Warming affects hemlock wooly adelgid's potential range Effects on ecosystems IPCC 2007 Effects on ecosystems IPCC 2007 Why does "carbon" matter?
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2 Atmospheric concentrations could be rising twice as fast. .. 2000-2006 data; Canadel et al. 2007 PNAS 45% ~24% ~30% CO 2 Visualizing the atmosphere and ocean Visualizing CO 2 production - cumulative Solutions • Decrease use of _________. • Increase solar, wind, nuclear power. .. • Massive re-forestation (esp. in tropics) • Phase out halocarbons (more important for ozone depletion, but CFCs, etc are greenhouse gases). Kyoto protocol • International agreement written in 1997. Goal: reduce emissions to 7% less than 1990 levels. • Requires developed nations to begin immediately; poorer nations to begin later. • Ends in 2012; now what? Kyoto protocol • Enough nations signed protocol for it to come into effect Feb 2005. • Pres. Bush removed USA from negotiations in 2001, citing impact on
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Unformatted text preview: USA jobs. China & India are major competitors, but not treated like USA. Pres. Obama got USA back in negotiations for Copenhagen, but… 3 USA solutions - national vs. regional • "Cap and trade" proposal died in Senate • Already in force: Regional cap and trade efforts, such as RGGI (Northeastern States - Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative) USA solutions - national vs. regional • "Cap and trade” • Like a game of musical chairs… What can we do? Vote for politicians who make climate change a priority Use less energy (at home, at school, in between) (Eat less meat) Learn about climate change Teach your family and friends about climate change Energy Issues • Resources and consumption; fossil fuels • Solar and wind power • Nuclear power 4 Resources and Consumption; Fossil Fuels 1. Energy basics 2. Major energy consumption patterns 3. Fossil fuel facts 4. National energy policy 5. Energy conservation Big picture: fossil fuel consumption...
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