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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Why Single-Degree Climate Changes Matter by Anthony Leiserowitz

In a preview of this week's Moyers & Company, climate communication expert Anthony Leiserowitz explains that single-digit degree changes in our climate are comparable to single-digit degree changes in our body temperature when we get sick. "I think there's an analogy here — that little difference in global average temperature, just like that little difference in body temperature, can have huge implications as you keep going," Leiserowitz tells Bill.

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EarthSayers Anthony Leiserowitz; Bill Moyers

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