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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Trending Story - Social Cost of Carbon V143

Published on Sep 5, 2016

Trending Story - Social Cost of Carbon V143 

Trending Story, an email by Climate Change Risk expert Dr. Mark Trexler is available through subscription. In this issue he addresses the social cost of carbon. It is an introduction to the Social Cost of Carbon as an environmental issue, and an explanation of how to explore it further in the Climate Web. To jump to that point in the Climate Web referenced in this story please use this link.

EarthSayer Mark Trexler

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