The problems associated with climate change and extreme weather patterns caused by global warming have became a heated issue among the general public. Global warming, as predicted, might severely impact the global economy, food supply, ecological balance, and regional security.
Greenery in New Kaohsiung: Good Life with Low Carbon
According to the fourth Assessment Report (AR4) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) in 2007, global warming is an undeniable phenomenon, and over 90% of the contributing factors arise from human activities. The greenhouse effect might wind up endangering as much as one third of all the species on earth; every continent will be affected without exception, and aberrant phenomena such as famine, water shortages and other climate-related disasters will ensue. According to the long-term reduction plan of IPCC, compared to 2000, the emission of greenhouse gas should be reduced by 50 to 85% from now until 2050.
To respond to the impact of climate change, a low-carbon society should be developed, and Kaohsiung City should be turned into a city of the ‘Post-carbon Era’ by embarking on green economics and low-carbon industries. Also to make the public face up to the problems of global warming, the National Science and Technology Museum and Environmental Protection Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government have collaboratively designed the exhibition: “Greenery in New Kaohsiung: an exhibition on energy saving and carbon reduction”, whose theme is divided into: “Green Crisis”, “Green Movement”, “Green City”, “Green Life”, and “Green Revolution.” With understandable content and vibrant DIY activities, the exhibition aims to provide people with a better understanding of the global warming crisis, international attention and movements related to this issue, Taiwan’s policies, the endeavors of Kaohsiung City to become a low-carbon city, and easy tips they can apply to achieve energy saving. With this exhibition, the National Science and Technology Museum sincerely welcomes you to protect the earth, and live a low-carbon life.