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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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Human Behavior and Climate Change by Dr. Shahzeen Attari 1 of 2

Dr. Shahzeen Attari discusses possible causes and effects of global climate change. She asserts that US has a responsibility to work on reducing its carbon emissions and mentions the differences between supply and demand-side solutions.

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Dr. Attari provides an overview of the rest of her presentation, which will include discussions of public perception of energy consumption, the preferred methods of inducing behavioral change, and her current research. Presented at the Garrison Institute's Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium, May 2010.

EarthSayer Shahzeen Attari

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