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Unformatted text preview: Climate Change Climate Change vs. Global Warming Is the Earth getting Warmer? What is the Greenhouse Effect? Are changes caused by human activity? Can we prove climate change is happening? What can be done to reverse trends we are seeing? Climate Climate- The long term average of weather conditions at a particular location Weather Short term variations in atmospheric conditions at a particular location Global Warming Average temperature of the Earth- is it increasing? increasing mean temperature over last 100 years Increase about 1 degree every 25 years Earth is warming What is the cause of the warming? Does this prove climate change is going to happen? Is this temperature change caused by man? Greenhouse Effect Temperatures have risen over the last 100 years Have greenhouse gases increased over the last 100 years? Which Greenhouse gases correlate with human activity? Carbon Dioxide Atmospheric CO2 concentration (ppm) Carbon Dioxide levels have risen over last...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2009 for the course BIOPL 2400 taught by Professor Silva,t. during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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