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Climate Change

What is Climate Change?

“Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle. But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.” (What Is Climate Change?, United Nations)

What is Global Warming?

“Global warming is the long-term warming of the planet’s overall temperature. Though this warming trend has been going on for a long time, its pace has significantly increased in the last hundred years due to the burning of fossil fuels. As the human population has increased, so has the volume of fossil fuels burned. Fossil fuels include coal, oil, and natural gas, and burning them causes what is known as the “greenhouse effect” in Earth’s atmosphere.” (Global Warming, National Geographic)







Additional Information

Additional Information:

What is the Paris Agreement? (United Nations)

Paris Agreement Text in English

Climate Change 2022: Full IPCC Report  (IPCC)

WWF’s US policy priorities: looking back on 2021 and ahead to 2022 (World Wildlife Fund)

As extreme weather increases, climate misinformation adapts (ABC |April 21, 2021)

Will global warming “chill” the U.S. economy? (Monthly Labor Review, March 2020)

Global Warming 101 (NRDC, March 2016)

The Causes of Climate Change (NASA)

After 40 years, researchers finally see Earth’s climate destiny more clearly (Science Magazine, July 2020)

The WIRED Guide to Climate Change (Wired, April 2020)

‘Worst-case’ global warming scenario still best guide until 2050, study says (Climate Home News, March 2020)

How to Act on Climate Change: A User’s Guide for 2020 and Beyond (Earth Day Network)

Even if we start to fix climate change, the proof may not show up for 30 years (The Washington Post, July 2020)

Global warming quiz (Environment America)

The slowing down of ocean currents could have a devastating effect on our climate (CNN,  March, 2021)

Drought and Climate Change   (Center for Climate & Energy Solutions, April 15, 2021)   

Greenhouse gas levels hit a new record, cuts fall short, U.N. finds   (NBC | October 25, 2021)   

China at COP26: Beijing’s coal addiction is key to climate summit (NBC| October 28, 2021)   

Study: 10 UNESCO forests emit more C02 than they soak up (ABC | October 28, 2021)   

Glacial lake outburst floods: How a lesser-known climate phenomenon threatens from above (CNBC | November 1, 2021)  

COP26 report card: How the world’s largest emitters are faring on climate goals (ABC | November 1, 2021)    

Biden announces new methane rules and launches global pledge to slash planet-warming emissions  (CNN | November 2, 2021)   


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