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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: A slow-burn existential threat | Jon Gertner
July 15, 2019

- There are islands in the Chesapeake Bay that have already succumbed to sea level rise, one of them is Holland Island.

- Even in a best case scenario, the consensus is that we'll get at least two feet of sea level rise by the year 2100.

- One big question is: What will happen when flooding gets worse and worse and people decide there's no hope for them anymore to live in their respective towns.

Jon Gertner is a journalist and historian whose stories on science, technology, and nature have appeared in a host of national magazines. Since 2003 he has worked mainly as a feature writer for the New York Times Magazine. His first book, The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, was a New York Times bestseller. His latest is The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future.

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