Class 7 - Climate Change

Class 7 - Climate Change - Agenda Session 7 A New Debate:...

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Agenda – Session 7 A New Debate: Who will protect the environment in the age of globalization? Copenhagen Debate
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Climate Change: the issues 300,000 deaths/year (500,000 by 2030) 300million people affected Is the greatest humanitarian challenge Economic loss125bn/year (600bn by 2030) Problem most severe in Africa, Bangladesh, Egypt, coastal zones & forests 90% of total economic loss borne by
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Climate Change: the issues “Adaptation efforts need to be scaled up dramatically. The world’s poorest are the hardest hit, but they have done the least to cause it” ~ Oxfam “Climate change is life or death. It is the new global battlefield. It is being presented as if it is the problem of the developed world. But it is the developed world that has precipitated global warming”
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Climate change: the issues “The challenge is to create a global framework that recognizes the different needs and the responsibilities of developed and developing countries alike…” ~ Hillary Clinton during visit to India, June 2009
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A World of Nations
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New Ways of Seeing the World http://www.odt.org/Pictures/sideb.jpg
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The World is Flat
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Clash of Civilizations http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/maps/thematic/civilizations21st_century.h
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A Common Environment: The World’s Pollution Hot Spots http://www.newscientist.com/data/images/ns/cms/dn6515/dn6515-1_996.jpg
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. Source for this and next five slides: http://www.alaskaconservationsolutions.com/acs/presentations.html
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Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse gasses cause the earth to heat up the same way that a person sleeping under a thick blanket in the summertime is too hot…or wearing a parka that is too thick.
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Class 7 - Climate Change - Agenda Session 7 A New Debate:...

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