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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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Notes from the Front of the Climate Fight by Bill McKibben

October 26-28, 2012, New Bedford, MA, Marion Institute. A talk about the ongoing, ever-deepening fight to keep global warming from getting entirely out of control, and show some ways for New Englanders to join the battle.

Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org.  In 2011 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and led the largest civil disobedience action in 30 years, a protest at the White House to stop the construction of the Keystone pipeline that saw the arrest of 1253 people.

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