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Science & Our Interdisciplinary World
Scottish Baccalaureate
Support Event
Heather Reid
The Importance of Science
Improving our Quality of Life
The Importance of Science
Growing the Scottish Economy
The Importance of School Science
Encourage ‘questioning consumers’
Science & Curriculum for Excellence
Science Values & Sustainability
Science & Curriculum for Excellence
An Interdisciplinary Approach
CLIMATE CHANGE:- A HOT TOPIC
CLIMATE CHANGE:- IN THE MEDIA
June 2011
THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT
..most escapes to outer space
and cools the earth...
SUN
…but some IR is trapped by
some gases in the air, thus
reducing the cooling.
Sunlight
passes
through the
atmosphere..
..and warms the earth.
Infra-red radiation
is given off by the earth...
CO2 Emissions
CO2 in Atmosphere
Rising Sea Levels
Global Impacts
Scottish Impacts
Climate Change Act
• Cut CO2 emissions by 42% by 2020
• Cut CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050
Alternative Energy Sources
Renewable Energy in Scotland
• 25% of EU Wind energy
• 10% of EU Wave resource
• 25% of EU Tidal resource
• A potential 206 GW
Employment Opportunities
Skills Development Scotland
At present 80,000 green jobs
40,000 – 70,000 jobs in 5 - 10 years
Major effort required to produce more science &
engineering graduates plus highly trained
apprentices.
Employment Opportunities
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Engineers
Computing Modellers
Geologists
Town Planners
Technicians
Environmental
Economics
Construction
Legal
Project Managers
Future Scientists
Will work in an Interdisciplinary World
with Sustainable Values providing
Technological Solutions
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