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GLOBAL WARMING what’s the big deal?

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TWO MILLION PREMATURE DEATHS

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GREENHOUSE GASES METHANE

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Produced through refrigeration and air conditioning methods. These greenhouse gases are 3,830 times more powerful than CO2 gases. F

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Produced through agricultural practices, livestock, and landfills.

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The gas most responsible for warming. Produced through the burning of fossil fuels including oil, coal, and natural gases.

HYDROFLUOROCARBONS

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THE CHEMISTRY C- Carbon

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O- Oxygen

F- Fluorine

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GLOBALWARMING what’s the big deal?

Each body represents 100 people

PHASE OUT DIRTY ENERGY

24,000 AMERICANS DIE

FROM COAL BURNING POWER PLANTS E V E R Y

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GLOBALWARMING what’s the big deal? Represents the 96% Represents the 4%

RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES C A N

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NINETY -SIX PERCENT OF OUR ELECTRICITY

Long Term Geothermal Rank & Index 1. California 2. New Mexico 3. Colorado 4. Hawaii 5. Massachusetts

Long Term Wind Rank & Index 1. California / 74 2. Colorado / 72 3. New Mexico / 71 4. Illinois / 70 5. Texas / 70

Long Term Solar Rank & Index 1. California / 75 2. Hawaii / 70 3. Massachusetts / 70 4. New Mexico / 68 5. Nevada / 66

INVEST IN RENEWABLES

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GEOTHERMAL

Wind turbines do not produce greenhouse gases. These are very powerful sources of clean energy. Energy produced through wind turbines could source more than three times the total amount of electricity we produce in the United States.

Solar energy is produced by heat from the sun. Solar technologies capture, convert and distribute energy from radiated light. This energy is clean, inexhaustible, as well as import-independent.

Thermal energy is generated and then stored in the Earth’s surface. It can be stored as deep as 4,000 miles down. Currently in the United States, geothermal energy only makes up .3% of the country’s electricity generation.

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