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Climate challenges and climate solutions

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Presentation to Columbia Theological Seminary students, March 18th, 2017.

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Climate challenges and climate solutions

  1. 1. Climate Challenges and Climate Solutions Kim M. Cobb @coralsncaves
  2. 2. my lab Google Earth
  3. 3. August, 2013
  4. 4. August, 2014
  5. 5. El Niño Nov 2015
  6. 6. November, 2015 30-90% bleached 0-90% dead depending on site
  7. 7. April, 201685% dead 10% bleached 5% healthy
  8. 8. What’s next for the world’s coral reefs?
  9. 9. The ‘instrumental’ record of climate shows a ~1ºC warming over the last century, new record in 2015 95% likely that 2016 will beat 2015 Source: Hadley Center UK Met Office new records 2014 2015 2016
  10. 10. Things are happening faster than we thought.
  11. 11. Global climate change has local impacts
  12. 12. link here
  13. 13. What can you do? 1) accelerate shift towards low-C future with your own choices; #climateaction
  14. 14. Information and sign-up here Go Solar with Georgia Power - electricity from huge solar farms in GA - only $0.01 per kWhr more than standard rate
  15. 15. What can you do? 1) accelerate shift towards low-C future with your own choices; #climateaction 2) wherever you land, be an agent for change
  16. 16. EAS 3110
  17. 17. Partners: GT Facilities IBM BP Home Depot Chipotle Trees Atlanta Dept Veterans Affairs 3M 2016 CO2 avoided: 2.5 million lbs 2015 CO2 offset: 3 million lbs THE CARBON REDUCTI ON CHALLENGE 6 STUDENT TEAMS 8 WEEKS 1 PRI ZE Goal : 400, 000 LBS CO2 SAVED0 500,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 2,000,000 2,500,000 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 CO2avoided(lbs) Year Class CO2 emissions (1 year)
  18. 18. 2013 Winners 45 floors at BP lights off ½hr earlier at end of day Savings in 2 months: $4,100 60,000 lbs
  19. 19. 2016 Winners “cool roof” at GT cost: $49,000 savings: $5,100/yr CO2 savings in 10yr 1,500,000lbs Target: Sustainable Education Building
  20. 20. What can you do? 1) accelerate shift towards low-C future with your own choices; #climateaction 2) wherever you land professionally, be an agent for change 3) add your voice to those asking our leaders to act on climate change
  21. 21. https://citizensclimatelobby.org Carbon Fee and Dividend - net gain for low-C emitters - net loss for high-C emitters - govt doesn’t make 1 cent - bipartisan appeal
  22. 22. “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” --Franklin D. Roosevelt

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