Global Changes

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Nov 9, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Global Changes

TV forum on Discovery



The
human beings are facing many
global changes









population


Climate
changes


Global warming


Pollution


Health


resource use


Transportation


sea ice loss & sea
-
level
rise


biological diversity


Two main global changes

Climate
changes

-
greenhouse
gas
emissions

-
p
ollution

-

Water management





Global warming

-
g
lobal dimming

-
t
emperature
increases

-
weather pattern
changes





The
history of global changes


In
1980
, the World Climate Research
Program
(WCRP)


In 1987,
the International Geosphere
-
Biosphere
Program(IGBP)



In 2001
,
in Amsterdam, the landmark science of
conference
of IGBP,
WCRP, IHDP


In 2012,
in
London, another major science
conference,



Planet
Under Pressure:
new
knowledge
towards solutions
.




The
causes of global
changes



solar
output



plate
tectonics


Volcanism


proliferation



and
abatement of
life


meteorite impact


resource depletion


changes
in Earth’s orbit


The
physical evidence for global
changes



-
The
advent of agriculture



(10000 years ago)



-

industrial
revolution



(1750)



-

Haber
-
Bosch
process



(1909)



population
more than doubled (1950
-
2010)



-

human population



-

urban population & rural population



Chemical composition of the atmosphere


Greenhouse gases in increasing fast!!!

How
global changes influence the
society in variety of
areas

Globalization

global integration
g
lobal
financial crisis

P
redict
the future environmental
development


global warming effect


Carbon dioxide


Pollution
damage


Dirty bombs


Hydrogen fuel cells for cars


nuclear power


Water


Effective
suggestion for current and future
environmental management and protection



http://www.globalchange.com
/








An overall, comprehensive, internally consistent strategy
for stewardship of the Earth system is required



R
esources


General information:


http://
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_change


Climate change & global warming:

http
://
news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/sci/2010
-
11/30/c_13628872.htm



for suggestions:


http
://www.globalchange.com
/



to predict future environmental development


http://
www.globalchange.com/futureenvironment.htm


To protect our environment
http
://
www.ypte.org.uk/environmental/environmenthow
-
can
-
you
-
help
-
protect
-
it
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