Carbon Footprint

Category: Education

Presentation Description

No description available.


Presentation Transcript

Greenhouse Effect and Carbon Footprint:

Greenhouse Effect and Carbon Footprint

Slide 2:

Slide 4:

Slide 5:

2007 Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Gas (percents based on Tg CO2 Eq.) (Tg – teragram = 10 12 g) ( )

How the U.S. compares:

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

Slide 8:

CO2 concentrations at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii (as of May 2009)

What about before 1960?:

What about before 1960?

Slide 10:

Changes in the average global temperature relative to the mean temperature during the 20 th century th )

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



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

authorStream Live Help