Climate Change

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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?

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Climate Change and the Power to Act: An Ethical Approach
June 27, 2018

We are already living with climate change; and although countries have pledged to limit global warming to 2 °C, success seems highly unlikely. This panel explores how to advance ethical leadership on climate justice globally, nationally, and locally in the years ahead. Topics include the Paris Agreement and commitments going forward, geoengineering governance, the problems in California, and the creative ways the Seychelles are coping.

This roundtable, sponsored by Carnegie Council's "Ethics & International Affairs" journal, took place at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention in San Francisco on April 5, 2018. Full full transcript and audio, please go to: https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/studio/multimedia/20180405-climate-change-and-power-to-act-ethical-approach-for-practical-progress