What Is Climate Change?
Climate Change Definition
"A change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels."
How does climate change work?
“Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, trap energy from the sun, letting it get to the planet's surface but not letting it just reflect off back into outer space— much as the glass walls and roof of a greenhouse let heat in and trap it inside.”
When did climate change start?
- Has been present for hundreds of thousands of years
- Human activity has skyrocketed leading to a higher demand for natural resources such as energy, food and fuel.
Is climate change effecting people now?
- Northern regions of the world
- Alaska, Canada and the Arctic Circle
Will Climate Change effect our area?
- Temperatures continuing to rise
- Changes in precipitation patterns
- Extended growing seasons or frost-free seasons.
Why has climate change grown?
- Depend on the land, air, and oceans
- Some of these materials are renewable while others cannot be replaced or renewed
- Further implications that may go beyond the intended outcome
What Can we do to help
- Reduce energy
- Recycle cans, paper and boxes