Carbon Footprint

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Greenhouse Effect and Carbon Footprint:

Greenhouse Effect and Carbon Footprint

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kids.earth.nasa.gov/faq/index.htm

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www.indiana.edu/~geol105b/1425chap8.htm

Slide 5:

2007 Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Gas (percents based on Tg CO2 Eq.) (Tg – teragram = 10 12 g) ( http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/downloads09/ExecutiveSummary.pdf )

How the U.S. compares:

How the U.S. compares 23.6% Top 8 countries make 44% of CO 2

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CO2 concentrations at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii (as of May 2009) http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/co2_data_mlo.html

What about before 1960?:

What about before 1960?

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Changes in the average global temperature relative to the mean temperature during the 20 th century th http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/recenttc_triad.html )

How do we remove this CO2?:

How do we remove this CO 2 ? Carbon sink: is a reservoir of carbon that accumulates and stores carbon for an indefinite period. The main sinks are: Absorption of carbon dioxide by the oceans Photosynthesis by plants and algae to turn the carbon into plant matter Injection of CO 2 emissions deep into geological subsurface

Breakdown:

Breakdown

What is a carbon footprint?:

What is a carbon footprint? Carbon footprint (FP): is “the total set of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product” (UK Carbon Trust 2008). Everyone in this room has a FP

Let’s determine your C-FP:

Let’s determine your C-FP

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