Why Conserve

Melting ice sheets

But the massive ice sheets over Antarctica and Greenland are another story. If both melted completely, sea levels could rise nearly 220 ft. (72 m). That's a worst-case scenario. But the melting is accelerating, and sea levels are projected to rise gradually, threatening low-lying communities Sources: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Third Assessment Report; NOAA; NASA; National Snow and Ice Data Center; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center; National Center for Atmospheric Research; U.S. Global Change Research Program; Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Worlds cities

Thirteen of the 20 largest cities in the world happen to be located at sea level, says Dr. Cindy Parker of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Md.

How it affect your health

death factors

there will be more frequent and longer heat waves of the sort that contributed to the death of at least 20,000 Europeans in August 2003.

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climate changes

Climate change is responsible for at least 150,000 extra deaths a year--a figure that will double by 2030, according to WHO's conservative estimate.

species driven to extinction

* More than a million species worldwide could be driven to extinction by 2050. Time Magazine, Feeling the Heat, David Bjerkpe, March 26, 2006

Union of Concerned Scientists

* The Northeast region of the U.S. is the 6 largest emitter of greenhouse gases on the planet. Union of Concerned Scientists: Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions

greenhouse gases

* The United States, with only four percent of the world’s population, is responsible for 22% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Stop Global Warming

derived from oil

derived from oil. Even the manufacture of soy-based inks typically involves the extensive use of diesel fuel, petroleum-based pesticides and herbicides. 8

second largest uses of carbon

* printing inks and toner are the second largest uses of carbon black, which is primarily. AIGA: Print Design and Environmental Responsibility

planet consumption and conserns

* If everyone on the planet consumed as much as Americans, we would need 4 planet Earths to support the total amount of consumption. Union of Concerned Scientists: Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions

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"Around the world, there has been a three-fold increase in extreme weather events over the past three decades."

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