Monday, December 14, 2015

What is climate change?

Scientists often discuss climate change and its seriousness. However, many people still do not understand its effects and importance on our world and what it exactly means for us. If the average global temperature changes even by 2 degrees fahrenheit it can result in a reduction in crops, an increase of flooding due to an increase in precipitation, a decrease in streamflow in some rivers. It has been mentioned  that average global temperatures have increased more than 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit over the last 100 years, and is expected to increase each year.

Many people, and even a small percentage of scientists do not think climate change is occurring. Data shows that there has been an increase of the average global temperature. Other observations include: warmer oceans, melting arctic sea ice and glaciers, sea level rise, increasing precipitation, and changing wind patterns, which are contributing factors to the increase of the average global temperature.

It is not too late to make an impact on future climate increase and change. In order for people to help eliminate climate change and make an impact they all need to compromise and make plans together. Government officials, activists, and educators need to find a way to work together to help end this environmental change that with effect the entire world.

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