Global Warming and Florida; What we can do about it.

Global Warming and Florida; What we can do about it.

Climate Change (and You) Mark van Soestbergen ICBE UF BCN

February 14, 2006 Carbon Dioxide Intercepts infrared waves going into space Gasoline is 85.5% carbon

1 gallon of conventional gasoline becomes 172 cubic feet / 4.87 cubic meters of CO2 Humans add about 25 billion tonne carbon dioxide to the atmosphere each year

We are here Globally, temperatures are projected to rise an

additional 2 5C in the 21st Century Summer Arctic Sea Ice

1979 2000 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenland is

melting NY Times June 8, 2004 Summers will be scorchers These maps show the projected increase in average daily July heat index relative to the

present. The largest increases are in the southeastern states, where the models projects increases of more than 25F. A July day in Atlanta that now reaches 105F would reach 115F in the Hadley model, and 130F in the Canadian model. Fabian, Sep, 2003

Fabian, Sep, 2003 The oceans have absorbed about 30 times more heat than the atmosphere since 1955 Expected sea level increase 21st

Century: + 1.2 meter Florida + 5 meter, unavoidable w/out action Courtesy: PBS

The atmosphere now holds 30% more carbon than a century ago. Human emission rate in billion tC/yr

Earth absorption rate in billion tC/yr 8

equilibrium 4.7 time de-carbonization pathway Latent atmospheric Carbon is

about 188 billion ton -Nice meeting all of you! this presentation can be downloaded from: www.icbe.com/about/uf/lectures/index.htm

Mark van Soestbergen [email protected] 352 367 1144 tel 352 335 9140 fax Toward Climate Stability

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