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Global Warming and Our Oil Addiction      Milton H. Saier, Jr. Dept of Biology University of California, San Diego
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We are living as energy hunter-gatherers. We could be energy farmers! What we have : Energy is the largest industry on the planet, by far. The energy industry, already monopolistic, is consolidating. The U. S. spends $1 billion per day on fuel, 60% imported. We are entering an era of high and volatile oil prices. We are running out of atmosphere faster than we are running out of oil! What we know: The energy industry needs to be redesigned to foster innovation. Large changes are needed, but tools already exist to make this happen!
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Global Carbon Budget units are billions of tons of carbon per year
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Temperature record 1000-2000 AD Source: IPCC WG1, Third Assessment Report (200
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Soon Americans will have to settle for a Non -Glacier National Park. For an inventory of effects, see: Climatehotmap.org
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GLOBAL WARMING: Early Warning Signs GLOBAL WARMING: Early Warning Signs http://www.climatehotmap.org/ Fingerprints  and  Harbingers Heat waves and periods of  unusually  warm weather Sea level rise and coastal  flooding Glaciers melting Arctic and Antarctic  warming Spreading disease Earlier spring arrival Plant and animal  range shifts and  population declines Coral reef bleaching Downpours, heavy  snowfalls, and flooding Droughts and fires www.climatehotmap.org
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Progression of IPCC Statements 1990: The size of warming is broadly consistent with predictions of climate models, but it is also of the same magnitude as natural climate variability. 1995: The balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate. 2001: Most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities .
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QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Non-Linear Effects: We know from studying natural systems, that small linear effects give way to larger, often MUCH larger, non- linear changes….
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TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. The Global Ocean (Thermohaline) Circulation
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