Global warming and climate change refer to an increase in average global temperatures.
Natural events and human activities are believed to be contributing to an increase in average
global temperatures. This is caused primarily by increases
Climate change intro
Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change
lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). Climate change may
refer to a change in average weather conditi
The resources that make up the current Climate Literacy Catalog are representative of all the
principles and concepts of the framework as it existed in the Fall of 2008; there is at least one
resource that related to each fundamental concept. However, in
New technologies and implications
43. Computer technical support jobs are increasingly being outsourced to India for all of
the following reasons except
A) large English speaking population in India.
B) strong telecommunications infrastructure in parts of
The evidence for rapid climate change is compelling
The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have
been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about
7,000 years a
The topic of climate change is complex and often confusing even to experts. As we explore how
human activities impact the climate system and how that in turn will impact human societies it
is important for us to have a firm understanding
Effects of our actions
The vast majority of climate scientists agree on the fundamentals of human-induced climate
there is healthy debate about the extent of change and what to do about it. Just as with smoking
cancer, the weight o
Climate change review
What do we mean by climate and climate change?
Climate is the average of weather over time and across large regions, even the entire planet.
what is happening in one place at one time.
The global climate has always varie
Main article: Plate tectonics
Over the course of millions of years, the motion of tectonic plates reconfigures global land and
ocean areas and generates topography. This can affect both global and local patterns of climate
Climate Change Communiation
Each year in the United States about 40 percent of carbon dioxide emissions the primary
cause of global warming comes from electric power plants, especially those powered by the
burning of coal.
On Monday, June 2, the EPA will