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Transcript
Climate
Change and
Development
Extreme Weather Events
• Vice-president of UN’s IPCC – the ‘dramatic’
weather patterns are consistent with changes
in the climate caused by mankind
• "Extreme events are one of the ways in which
climatic changes become dramatically
visible.“
• Lancet Medical Journal – “Climate Change is
the biggest global health threat of the 21st
century.”
Pakistan and Climate
Change
Affected By A Changing World
“Climate change is the biggest
global health threat of the 21st
century”
(UCL Lancet Commission on Managing the Health
Effects of Climate Change,15 May 2009)
Pakistan’s Health Risks – up to:
• 1.5 million cases of diarrheal diseases
• 140,000 of cholera
• 150,000 cases of measles
• 350,000 cases of acute respiratory infections
• 100,000 cases of malaria
Over the next 3 months.
Ethics of Climate Change
1. We know that the creation gases such as CO2, cause climate change.
2. We know climate change puts the livelihoods and lives of the poorest
and most vulnerable people in the world at risk.
3. We knowingly and unnecessarily contribute to the creation of gases
that cause climate change. We can take action by contributing less.
4. We knowingly and unnecessarily put the livelihoods and lives of the
poorest and most vulnerable people in the world at risk.
5. We should take action by stopping unnecessarily contribute to the
creation of gases that causes climate change in order to stop causing
harm to the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.
People Causing Detrimental Change
Threats – First Feature
Those Affected
Violates Our Moral Sensibilities
Slow Change
Present Threats
Changing the World
Elon Musk
• PayPal
• Tesla
• Solar City
• Space X
International Agreement
Birthday Cake Solution
Australia – 6 years of emissions remaining at current rates
of use and it will have to last us until 2050
We emit almost twice as much as people from Germany
We emit almost 15 times as much as people from India
We emit more that 450 times as much as people from
Burkina Faso
Historical Responsibility