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What is climate change? A definition from the Department of Ecology of Washington State reads: Climate includes patterns of temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and seasons. It affects more than just a change in the weather and refers to seasonal changes over a long period of time. These climate patterns play a fundamental role in shaping natural ecosystems, and the human economies and cultures that depend on them.

It may be used inter-changably with global warming as they’re closely related. Global warming causes climates to change. Here is NASA discussion on the two terms, What's In A Name?

We recommend you listen and learn which is the best advice we can give to begin to understand the challenges before us.

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Call to Earth - A Message from the World's Astronauts to COP21
December 05, 2015

For more about the Overview Effect and astronauts experiences please check out OVERVIEW (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDfEnKcHBSc) and PLANETARY, now available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/planetary/id1058246189

The Association of Space Explorers reached out to their fellow astronauts to pass on a simple message of solidarity, hope and collaboration to combat climate change and reach our political leaders during such a crucial time.

Featuring:

Germany:
Astronaut Ernst Messerschmid, Ph.D – Space Shuttle

Japan:
Astronaut Soichi Noguchi – Space Shuttle, Soyuz, ISS
Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki – Space Shuttle

Netherlands:
Astronaut Wubbo Ockels, Ph.D – Space Shuttle, 1st Dutch Citizen in Space

US:
Astronaut Scott Kelly - Space Shuttle, Soyuz, ISS
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, MD - Soyuz, ISS
Astronaut Piers Sellers, Ph.D – Space Shuttle, NASA Climate Scientist
Astronaut Greg Linteris, Ph.D – Space Shuttle
Astronaut Ron Garan – Space Shuttle, Soyuz, ISS
Astronaut Jerry Carr – Skylab
Astronaut Nicole Stott – Space Shuttle, ISS
Astronaut Loren Acton, Ph.D – Space Shuttle
Astronaut Mary Cleave, Ph.D – Space Shuttle
Astronaut Dan Barry, Ph.D – Space Shuttle
Astronaut Bobby Satcher, Ph.D, MD – Space Shuttle
Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria – Space Shuttle, Soyuz, ISS, US Spacewalk Record Holder

India:
Cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma – Soyuz, 1st Indian Citizen in Space

Spain:
Astronaut Pedro Duque – Space Shuttle, Soyuz, 1st Spanish Citizen in Space

The video was produced by astronaut Ron Garan and Planetary Collective in association with Daria Lopez-Alegria of Space Bridges and edited by Steve Watts Kennedy. Planetary Collective is the award winning filmmaker behind the short film Overview, the groundbreaking full-length feature documentary Planetary, and the upcoming space documentary Orbital.

Special thanks to the Association of Space Explorers

Music by The Human Suits

Space footage from NASA and ESA

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