Create a power point on Threats to global environment

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You will present your findings at the next UN General Assembly. Your goal is to provide a brief history of each issue, the number of countries affected, and the effects of this threat on the world population.

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Assignment 3a: Threats to the Global Environment Due May 31 Due Week 9 and worth 150 points Congratulations! The United Nations has hired you as a consultant on global issues. Many of the UN members are not satisfied with the progress of the Millennium Development Goals. They believe that the goals focus on the wrong issues. There is a disconnect between the types of issues the developed countries in the UN believe are priorities versus the issues that developing countries of the UN want to prioritize. For example, the country of Burundi has requested that one of the goals be focused on food security. However, Austria is adamant that the major current global issue is to mediate ceasefires within countries experiencing a civil war. You have been asked to provide an unbiased perspective and identify the four issues that have the biggest impact on the global environment. Of the eight major threats listed below, choose the four that you consider the most critical. Energy sources Civil war Globalization Poor health of entire populations Lack of educational opportunities Cultural taboos Inappropriate uses of technology Climate change You will present your findings at the next UN General Assembly. Your goal is to provide a brief history of each issue, the number of countries affected, and the effects of this threat on the world population. The completed version of this assignment will include the following: 1. A PowerPoint presentation containing relevant information for the UN General Assembly on four of the eight threats listed above. a. The order of your slides should reflect the order of priority you assign to the four threats you have chosen. 2. Create a minimum of four slides per threat (for a minimum 16 slides total) on the following topics: a. A brief history of the threat b. The number of countries affected, and how they are affected (giving examples) c. The effects of this threat on the world population as a whole d. Include a chart or graph (see #4 below). 3. Each of the four slides will include: a. A paragraph in the notes section to explain how the details you have provided in the slide is pertinent to the UN’s discussion on selecting and prioritizing goals. 4. For each of the four threats, include one visual (graph or chart) to represent the data you have collected. The visual should be incorporated into the information/topics presented in the slides. 5. Cite at least five credible sources excluding Wikipedia, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. ...
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Climate Change

Climate change is currently the most critical threat to the global

Climate change happens where changes in Earth's climate system
lead to new weather patterns that prolong for a few decades, and
perhaps for millions of years.

Climate change is a severe threat as it threatens survival of
humankind and that of the earth.

A Brief History Of The Climate Change

The threat and phenomenon of climate change dates back more than 150 years ago.

1820s-The greenhouse effect

1860s-Greenhouse gases

1890s-1930s-A warmer earth

1958-Keeling curve-a steady rise in CO2 levels

1970s-A cooling earth-temporary global cooling

1980s-Sharp increases in global temperatures

2013-The Mauna Loa Observatory on Hawaii show sharp increase in CO2 levels

2013-IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report- Scientists are 95% confident that people are the
"dominant cause" of global warming since the 1950s.

The Number Of Countries Affected, And How They Are Affected

Nearly all countries around the world are affected by climate change.

However, some countries are more vulnerable to climate change than others.

For example, the Indian state of Kerala underwent the worst flooding since the 1920s,
which is a direct effect of climate change. It led to displacement of more than 1.4 million
persons and affected over 5.4 million.

In Japan and Korea, record breaking heatwaves (41.1 °C and 41.0°C respectively) have
been experienced leading to deaths, health problems...

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