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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Counting the Cost of Climate Change -Heat in Heartland
If nothing is done about climate change, dangerous levels of extreme heat are likely across the Midwest, causing crop losses of corn and wheat up to 69 percent, rising energy costs up to 16 percent higher, and a reduction in labor productivity by three percent. Those are some of the warnings in a report (summary here) from the Risky Business Project, Heat in the Heartland: Climate Change and Economic Risk in the Midwest. The Minute via 3BL Media with John Howell

Published on Feb 10, 2015-  Read more.

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