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What is Climate Change?

A change in global or regional climate patterns, attributed to increased levels of carbon dioxide from the use of fossil fuels.

Weather vs Climate

Weather is the day-to-day state of the atmosphere…temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, visibility and wind.

Climate is the weather of a place averaged over a period of time, usually 30 years.


Global warming vs Climate change

Global warming refers to the Earth’s rising temperature, while climate change includes warming and the effects of warming - like melting glaciers, extreme weather: heavier rainstorms, frequent droughts, etc.

Global warming is one symptom of the much larger problem of climate change.

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Carbon dioxide levels have skyrocketed since the industrial revolution

Carbon dioxide levels have skyrocketed since the industrial revolution

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Ocean Acidification in the Arctic

  • The glacial freshwater melt in the Arctic will render much of it a dead zone.

  • Fresh water melt is not only more acidic, but is also lighter, warmer, less saline and because it is warmer, has a vastly reduced oxygen carrying capacity, than deepwater.

  • The net result is that the fresh water melt acts much like putting a clear plastic bag over your face. You can see through it, but it will suffocate you to death.

  • Most of the Arctic will end up as a dead zone.

  • This is the physics of water.

Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home

An appeal from Pope Francis to every person living on this planet for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges.

Climate Change Articles

Arctic Permafrost Melting 70 Years Sooner Than Expected, Study Finds

Access to Clean Mobility

Carbon Offsets

Armadillos are Moving North: Another Sign that the Climate is Changing

California Air Resources Board (CARB) Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory

California Looks to Electrification of All Transport to Cut Emissions to Zero

Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit Landmark at 415 ppm, Highest In Human History

Climate Change Is Wreaking Havoc on Our Oceans. Here’s How We Save Them.

Effects of Climate Change

Exxon Predicted In 1982 Exactly How High Global Carbon Emissions Would Be Today

Evidence for man-made global warming has reached a “gold standard” level of certainty

From ruined bridges to dirty air, EPA scientists price out the cost of climate change

I Oversaw The U.S. Nuclear Power Industry. Now I Think It Should Be Banned

Major Coal Company Went Bust. Its Bankruptcy Filing Shows That It Was Funding Climate Change Denialism

Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

New York to Approve One of the World’s Most Ambitious Climate Plans

Occurrence Of Back-To-Back Heat Waves Likely To Accelerate With Climate Change

Pope Francis Calls for Immediate Action on the Climate Crisis

Rapid Permafrost Thaw Unrecognized Threat to Landscape, Global Warming Researcher Warns

the Story of the Fossil Fuel Industry's Climate Deception

200 Species Extinct Every Day, Unlike Anything Since Dinosaurs Disappeared 65 Million Years Ago

Twice as many plants have gone extinct than birds, mammals, and amphibians combined

United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education

Climate Change Solutions

Australia will plant 1 billion trees in the next 11 years

4 Bacteria Capable Of Reversing Climate Change By Eating Pollution

A biological solution to carbon capture and recycling?

A metal-free, sustainable approach to CO2 reduction

Carbon-Eating Bacteria Could Be One Answer to Climate Change

Genetically Engineered Bacteria Could Help Fight Climate Change

How Bacteria Could Help Turn a Potent Greenhouse Gas into Renewable Fuel

San Diego Forward - Vision of the Future of Transportation

Scientists are calling for 'artificial trees' to fight climate change

Climate Change Resources

Our Children’s Trust

Climate Action Campaign

Climate Science, Explained in 10 Graphics

Earth’s CO2

NASA: Global Climate Change

A Warmer World Is A Hungrier World

Visualize a Century of Global Warming in Just 35 Seconds

What Is Climate Change

Yale Climate Connections

Petitions

Tell Your Senator We Need ALL States to Start Building Clean Energy

100% Clean Energy School Districts!