Changing Climate

(Extreme Weather) by Gretchen Olsen

Global Warming

Almost 60% of the Earth is polluted because of greenhouse gases, which include carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane. Global Warming is changing the climate and is causing more extreme weather, which is effecting nature, people, and animals.

Global Warming, 2012

Rain Forest Destruction

Destruction of the rain forests threatens not only the local climate, but the global climate. It could result in some major problems that could effect everyone.

Destruction of rain forests, increased fossil fuels, and the use of cars--> Increase in greenhouse gases--> Increase of temperature--> Melting ice caps and rising sea levels--> More extreme weather events.

Corn, 2004

Example of Climate Change

Last year's record warm November in the UK was the second hottest since records began in 1659. It was at least 60 times more likely to happen because of climate change due to the effects of human activity on the planet's climate systems.

Another example is the heatwave in Texas in 2011. Because of Global Warming, Texas got hotter, and when Texas got hotter, it destroyed many crops and plants. That effected the people that relied on those crops.

Extreme Weather, 2012

What Can We Do?

To help stop climate change, humans could start using echo friendly fuels, less greenhouse gases, and could stop polluting. Companies could also stop tearing down vegetation and rain forests, and instead use land that has already been cleared off to build their factories or stores.

Work Cited

Corn, John. London: Franklin Watts, 2004. Print.

Harvey, Fiona. "Scientists Attribute Extreme Weather to Man-made Climate Change." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 10 July 2012. Web. 16 Jan. 2013. <>.

"Natural Disasters." National Geographic. Web. 15 Jan. 2013. <>.

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