What is climate change?

Climate Change

Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors that include oceanic processes (such as oceanic circulation), variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics and volcanic eruptions, and human-induced alterations of the natural world; these latter effects are currently causing global warming, and "climate change" is often used to describe human-specific impacts.

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Climate Change In West Virginia
... Climate change in West Virginia is of a concern due to the effects on the environment ... Over the next century, climate in West Virginia may change even more ... For example, based on projections made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and results from the United Kingdom Hadley Centre’s climate model (HadCM2), a model that accounts for both greenhouse ...
Simon Mc Keon - Climate Change
... On climate change, McKeon has expressed his desire to see the topic raised to the top of both the "political and public agenda" ...
Climate Change - Physical Evidence For and Examples of Climatic Change - Sea Level Change
... Global sea level change for much of the last century has generally been estimated using tide gauge measurements collated over long periods of time to give a long-term ... orbits — have provided an improved measurement of global sea level change ...
Climate Change In New Zealand - Political and Social Aspects - Civil Society and Non-governmental Organisations
... civil society groupings and NGOs have formed to lobby in favour of and against a variety of climate change policies ... conservation organisation, campaigns on climate change by increasing public awareness ... Climate has an effect on ecosystems and therefore on species ...
Climate Change In New Zealand - Political and Social Aspects - Media Reporting and Public Opinion
... A six-month study in 1988 on climate change reporting in the media found that 80% of stories were no worse than slightly inaccurate ... to the those supporting anthropogenic climate change and those who deny it ... the findings of the scientific community where the vast majority support the climate change scenarios ...

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