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Sustainability Education and Recent Debates on Climate Change - In the beginning of 1860s John Tyndall was discovered Carbon dioxide's heat-trapping properties (Chivers, D. 2011). From that time scientists from educational, political and philosophical ideologies fields have been appeared with different points of view Hicks, D. (2007). Some of those scientists are requesting urgent support to climate change situation Chivers, D. (2011). While on the other hand another advocates minimize the importance of climate change situation Chivers, D. (2011). These conflicts have made an increasing number of debates between scientists....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Climate Change Is Real and We Need to Address It - Climate change, no matter who you ask, is either real or a factious phenomenon that has been altering our planet at an alarming rate. With temperatures rising, weather events becoming more dangerous, and ecosystems suffering climate change can be viewed as a problem that is real. One of the places that is under the climate change gun, is a delicate ecosystem in Northern Minnesota. In Northern Minnesota two of the state’s biggest ecosystems come together and create a very delicate transitional zone called the prairie-forest ecotone....   [tags: environmental issues and concerns] 647 words
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Essay on Global Warming: Impact of Climate Change on the Environment - Every place, country, city, region has its own climate. Climate plays one of the important roles in people’s life. Climate is defined as the average weather, which means variety of weather conditions as rain, snow, hail, sun, and wind over period of time about 30 years that can be measured in any particular place.( IPCC Third Assessment Report - Climate Change 2001; editor:A.P.Baede) Climate change is a variation of average weather. There are 2 causes of climate change. The first is human activity which includes deforestation, burning fossil fuels, agriculture, transportation and infrastructure....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming] 2335 words
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Climate Change and Its Effects on Crop Yields - Throughout the last 100 years, there has been an increasing concern about the effect of climate change on our earth. Until recently, many scientists believed that climate change would not harm plant life because plants use carbon dioxide (CO2) to develop and with increasing earth’s surface, comes an increase of CO2 gasses. While it is true that climate change is helping certain aspects of crop life, I now believe that crop production is dramatically decreasing, crop prices are increasing, and food scarcity will become prevalent in the next decades to come if humans do not take action against climate change....   [tags: environmental concerns]
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The Tragedy of the Commons: Ozone Depletion and Climate Change - As the twenty-first century progresses, it has become increasingly apparent just how many challenges the world faces. Prominent among these concerns are environmental issues, in particular, ozone depletion and climate change. While the international community has been exceptionally successful in its struggle to reduce the production and consumption of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the organic compounds that contribute to the ozone issue, its efforts to tackle climate change have yielded considerably fewer advancements....   [tags: greenhouse, gas, planet, debate] 1301 words
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Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict - Climate change is becoming a focal point for security and conflict research. Research suggests that violent conflict is affected by climate change and this could become increasingly worse in the future. Barnett, J., Adger, W. (2007) suggest that climate change undermines human security by reducing the access to natural resources that sustain people’s way of life. Climate change also has the capacity to undermine states as well by cutting off the states ability to provide opportunities and services that help maintain life and which help to maintain and build peace in daily life....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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We Have a Moral Responsibility to Stop Climate Change - Climate Change and Business as Usual Scientists have shown that over the past 150 years, since the start of the Industrial Revolution, human activities have been a substantial contributing factor to climate change. Emissions from carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping gases, also referred to as greenhouse gases, have increased the greenhouse effect that causes the atmosphere to retain heat. This in turn has caused the earth’s surface temperature to rise. This is known as climate change, and the primary human activity causing it is the burning of fossil fuels....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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The Big Issue of Climate Change and Global Warming - ... Yes, we should care if Earth is getting warmer. There are a lot of effects that global warming has on citizens in our world. Global warming affects agriculture, infrastructure, how we consume energy, cropping yields, food processing, transportation, storage, and the list goes on. Statistics say that within the next several hundred years the yield to just about every crop will decrease by up to 30%. Global warming doesn't just affect plant life- it also effects animals all around the world....   [tags: greenhouse gas, temperature, agriculture] 675 words
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Importance of Remote Sensing in the Study of Climate Change - Climate change is one of the most prominent problems facing mankind in the 21st century and remote sensing through space based observation has come to play a more and more important role in the study of climate change since its inception (Cracknell and Varatsos, 2011; Navalgund and Singh, 2011.). Cracknell and Varatsos (2011) says there are two reasons as to why remote sensing plays a vital role in the study of climate change, namely the huge coverage the data provides in terms area which allows studies at a local, regional or global scale and also the temporal coverage of this data as there are now libraries of data covering several decades available....   [tags: Remote Sensing, Modern Dilemmas]
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Energy, Society, and Climate Change - Energy, Society, and Climate Change The topic of my presentation was the proposal to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. This controversial proposal has come into the forefront of U.S. energy policy in the past year with the Bush administration advocating its approval to open the previously undisturbed habitat of the Refuge to oil exploration. In my presentation, I gave a basic overview of U.S. oil usage, a brief history of drilling on the North Slope, the formation of ANWR, the potential pros and cons of drilling in the Refuge, and concluded by citing other means of oil management that would by far offset any temporary gains by ANWR drilling....   [tags: Preservation Wildlife Essays]
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The Approach to Climate Change: Hamiltonian Response or Jeffersonian Response - The approach to climate change has been a topic of debate for as long as the concept of climate change has been around. Some believe that the Hamiltonian response, a focused national response from the government, is necessary in order to get the country to correctly react to the problems the world is currently and will be facing. Others believe that the Jeffersonian response is more appropriate since it means that citizens would be in control of the changes and therefore more willing to make the changes and more likely to accept, follow, and tell others about these changes....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming]
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We Must Solve the Climate Change Crisis - "For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. Now, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods—all are now more frequent and more intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science—and act before it’s too late." -- President Barack Obama We owe something to future generations in terms of conducting energy and environmental research and...   [tags: Global Warming Essays, 2015] 418 words
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Occurence of Climate Change and Its Impacts on Life - Climate change is already beginning to affect plants, animals and their role in the ecosystem. Ecosystems are very important as provides habitable conditions. Ecosystems are sensitive to the changes placed upon them whether it is natural or human related. According to Fletcher, “Studies shows that natural decreases in biodiversity are as potentially damaging as the negative impacts resulting from climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress. Because natural stressors are ever present, the growth of negative impacts related to climate change and human population growth could cause increasing damage to ecosystems that are already stressed as a natural condition.” Thi...   [tags: ecosystems, plants, animals]
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Facts About Global Warming and Climate Change - Facts about Global Warming and Climate Change We know of no other habitable place in the universe comparable to planet earth. But the climate change poses obvious threat to all forms of life in the planet and no living creature is exempted. Extreme and unpredictable weather events and catastrophes are too overwhelming. Sometimes, people may need international aid to stand up. It’s quite alarming how global warming affects the world. Imagine the world’s coolest places, the Arctic and Antarctica with its ice melting and pouring significant amount of water to the sea....   [tags: weather, greenhouse gas, energy] 862 words
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The Impact of Climate Change and Hostile International Relations on the Philippines - The Impact of Climate Change and Hostile International Relations on the Philippines The Republic of the Philippines, an island country located in the Malay archipelago in Southeast Asia, including 7,107 islands, known as Philippine Archipelago, has a total area of nearly 300,000 square kilometers. The country, named "Las Islas Felipinas" after King Philip II of Spain, fell prey to Spanish colonialism in 1565 (Jezek, 2006). In nowadays, Philippines is still a developing country, therefore it has a numbers of problems that can lead itself to collapse, referring to the 5 point framework that can lead society to collapse of Jared Diamond, which is human impact on the environment, climate change...   [tags: Country Analysis, Politics]
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Effects of Climate Change on the Boreal Forests in Canada - ... The prime breeding ground for most of the ducks in the continent is the prairie potholes in the boreal. Drought and high temperatures due to the increasing global warming is likely to dry out the boreal forests breeding grounds for ducks as a result of melting of the permafrost in the subsurface. For instance, the total surface area of ponds in Alaska since the 1950s has decreased by about 31%, and the number of ponds has also decreased by about 50% (Randerson, 1130). The climate change in the boreal forest in Canada can also alter the suitability of habitats by changing the distribution of plants and trees due to global warming....   [tags: environmental issues and concerns]
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Scientists and their Roles in Promoting Environmental Awareness and Climate Change - SCIENTISTS AS ADVOCATES 1) As environmental groups and activists work to promote action on climate change and other environmental problems, scientists are increasingly asked to play more prominent roles in public life, as communicators, policy advisors and/or as advocates. Drawing on readings and discussion in class, discuss the different roles that scientists and their organizations can play relative to engaging the public and policymakers, providing specific examples. Discuss the advantages, trade-offs or risks to each role and how the role chosen by a scientist often relates to both their personal values and outlook but also their institutional or organizational affiliation....   [tags: Advocate, Policy, Arbiter] 2208 words
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The Climate Change an Environmental and Social Issue in Nowadays Society - Outline Introduction The climate change an environmental and social issue in nowadays society, the awareness of environmental protection is increasing very rapidly in science and construction industry. However, it is not a new phenomenon "more than 100 years ago, Swedish chemist Svante Arrhenius, theorized that higher level of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) would increase the atmosphere's heat-trapping effect and lead to higher surface temperatures" (IPCC, 2007). Nevertheless, the amount of the CO2 trapped in the atmosphere increased by as much as 30% since 1970, according to CEMEX....   [tags: temperature, pollution]
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The Effects of Sea Level Rise Caused by Climate Change - ... Oh yeah, and did I mention that Kiribati will most likely cease to exist by the time the century is up. Kiribati is only 2 metres above sea level at its highest point, making it one of the world’s most vulnerable nations to the effects of sea level rise caused by climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made a prediction in 2007 that global sea-rise would be as much as 0.8 metres by the end of the century. Other scientific studies suggest that the increase will be as much as 1.9 metres....   [tags: pollution, kiribati hawaii] 939 words
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Global Warming and Climate Change: Melting the Marine Life - ... Dr. Morgan Pratchett, another scientist participating in the study, stated, “[This] may directly influence where we will find these species in the future and how many we are able to fish sustainably.” Nevertheless, Dr. Johansen says that there is still hope. He has noticed that the coral trout may be able to adapt to these increasing temperatures. His proof was in the trout residing towards the north, in the Great Barrier Reef; they were more conformable to the new temperatures than those of the southern region....   [tags: gases, waters, environment]
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Relationship Between Plant Biomass and Climate Change in the Arctic - Introduction The world has been warming up including the arctic since the 1950s (Hudson and Henry 2009; Mcguire et al. 2009).This concept is widely known as climate change or global warming. The increase in temperature on the earth surface and atmosphere has been a by-product of man’s industrialization and an insatiable need for energy (Smith 2008). A once contentious issue has now been put to rest furthermore there is the newly found supposition among the public that in fact climate change is a real and threatening problem (Smith 2008)....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Can the Kyoto Protocol Stop Climate Change? - Can the Kyoto Protocol fix the climate change. Climate change may be a serious problem for the future human generation, but many countries have pushed the climate change aside due to not enough scientific evidences to prove. Since the end of World War II, the world has done a great job to live in peace. Despite some conflicts, overall world has lived peaceful under the United Nation. However, the climate change will disturb the world peace and destroy the future generation’s habitat. Beginning, the average world temperature has risen a bit every year....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Reducing My Personal Impact on Global Climate Change - Over the years scientist and international stakeholders in global climate and environment such as the IPCC and UNEP have overwhelmingly agreed that the major cause of the earth’s climate change and environmental degradation is of anthropogenic origins. These anthropogenic activities include the release of large volumes of gases into the atmosphere especially carbon gases from both industrial and domestic sources, deforestation, landfilling and encroachment of swamps and wetlands. The effects of the impact of human activities on the global climate and environment are already being experienced by humans in the form of rising sea levels threatening low lying areas, extinction of certain animals...   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Climate Change: We Need a Carbon Tax - One of the most compelling and difficult environmental problems society is facing today is climate change. People do not realize how much the environment has changed for the worse in the last ten years, until they are told that the last two decades of the 20th century have been the hottest in the last 400 years, according to climate studies (Conserve Energy Future). Today the carbon dioxide levels have reached 396.81 parts per million (ppm). “Carbon dioxide (CO2) has also increased over the last 100 years-- from about 300 ppm to 370 ppm....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Research Regarding Climate Change and Agriculture Management in Nepal - 3 Research propose The purpose of research is to explore, how climate change had been changed the management of agriculture in Nepal. 3.2 Objectives a) To examine the management of agriculture helps to minimize the effects of climate change on agricultural products. b) To assess the relation between climate change and agricultural productivity. c) To find out the response of villagers against changes. d) To explore any adaptation strategies practiced by farmer. 4. Study Area The research is mainly focused in two Village Development Committee (Khokana and Bungamati) located at southwest of Lalitpur District of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (tripadvisor, 2014)....   [tags: Farming, Villagers] 911 words
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Climate Change and the Rise of Infectious Disease in Developing Countries - Her infection began when she was bitten by a mosquito which was seeking her protein-rich blood to nourish its eggs. As part of the process of sucking the droplet of blood from the girl, the mosquito, simultaneously injected saliva to ease the flow of blood into its proboscis. Malaria-causing pathogens gathered in the mosquito’s salivary glands and traveled into the girl’s body. Once in the body, the wormlike parasites moved to the girl’s liver to embed themselves allowing them to feed and multiply....   [tags: global warming, epidemiology, third world]
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The Role of Climate Change in Coral Reef Destruction - Climate change is arguably one of the most discussed issues in climatic conferences and political debates across the world. Establishment of the fact that global warming is the leading cause of climate change continues to persuade people to find out ways of reducing or mitigating the effects it has on the earth. Global warming occurs naturally, but artificial causes, which are mainly human activities, contribute to this effect. The release of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from human activates has led to a 0.60C rise in global temperatures (Walther et al., 2002)....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Cap and Trade: One Solution to Climate Change - Cap and Trade: One Solution to Climate Change The threat of climate change in recent years is recognized as a real and potentially catastrophic threat to the health and welfare of our planet, as industrialized nations continue to run their economies by burning carbon into the atmosphere. Recently, it has taken on a larger role in our national media, the public, and the government, as the effects of anthropogenic climate change become more evident. In the United States, for example, the year 2007 brought the first major piece of legislation in the country to address the problem under the Climate Security Act, and the United States Supreme Court ruled that the U.S....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Earth´s Climate Change and Its Causes - Over the past decades, the Earth experiences disasters continuously. Many scientists identified them as signs of climate change. The causes of climate change can be divided into two main factors; they are natural events and human activity. “As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the expectation can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions”, expressed by the former United States vice president Al Gore (Climate Change Quotation, Internet)....   [tags: Carbon Dioxide, Human, Activities] 1107 words
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Air Pollution Essay: Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change - Air pollution and greenhouse gases are the reason for the planet as it is today; the reason why we see campaigns flooding the media informing us to ‘switch off’, ‘save the planet’ and ‘turn down the heat’ and the reason why the government is trying to develop a successful scheme, such as the carbon tax scheme, to reduce air pollution caused by major industries. Air pollution and greenhouse gases are the two immediate causes of global warming and climate change. Air pollution occurs when chemicals or particulate matter enter the atmosphere....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming] 1498 words
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Climate Change: Turning Carbon Dioxide in Cement - ... This process is intended to mimic sea cement. Sea cement is produced by coral when making their reefs and shells by taking the calcium and magnesium in seawater and using it to form carbonates at normal temperatures and pressures. The process is turning the CO2 carbonic acid and then making carbonate, which means that water and pollution are the basic necessities of turning the CO2 emissions into cement. Figure 2 shows the process of converting Carbon Dioxide into self-cement and other chemicals....   [tags: calcium silicales, limestone] 946 words
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Research Proposal: Political Affiliation and Climate Change - Global warming and climate change has ascended to prominence in normative, political, and scientific domains in recent years. The dangers of this salient yet contested concept implicate citizens and legislative officials across the globe, posing immediate and future threats to mankind, natural resources, biodiversity, and environmental stability. Proponents of the global warming theory support laws, regulations, emission standards, and international protocols that seek to control the phenomenon and mitigate its effects....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Climate Change: Man Made or Planetary Cycle? - Our climate is changing and we are all seeing and feeling the effects. This could either be brought upon by our interaction with the environment through our development and advancement, or can be a natural cycle of our planet/biosphere. The issue of global warming has been stressed to the various world leaders by the scientific community, as science points to the dangers in elevated greenhouse gasses (Revkin, 2012). “Global emissions of carbon dioxide jumped by the largest amount on record in 2010, upending the notion that the brief decline during the recession might persist through the recovery....   [tags: Global Warming Essays] 1866 words
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Human´s Impact on Global Climate Change - ... Human activities contribute to climate change by causing changes in the earth’s atmosphere in the amounts of greenhouse gases, aerosols, and cloudiness. Good changes to earth’s system to global climate change temperature depends on the balancing act between energy entering and leaving the planet's system. When incoming energy from the sun is absorbed by earth’s system, the earth can get warm. When suns energy is reflecting back into space, earth avoids warming, when energy is released back into space, earth cools down....   [tags: greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide] 726 words
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Ocean Acidification and Its Effect on Climate Change - Ocean acidification is one of the highest environmental concerns that involve the change in climate. Ocean acidification is caused by uptake of rising atmospheric CO2. This increase in CO2 is from burning fossil fuels. Not only does it affect humans it affects numerous marine ecosystems. Coral reefs are one of the most affected systems by ocean acidification. Coral is one of the main ecosystem engineers in these ecosystems without them; the ecosystem will not be as healthy or sustainable for other organisms....   [tags: fossil fuels, biodiversity, coral reefs] 1915 words
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How Climate Change Affects Fruit Production - ... Although all of them are affected by climate change in one way or another, I will be focusing on what the fruit is facing. New Zealand is the second top kiwifruit-producing nation in the world, next to Italy. Approximately 400,000 tonnes of kiwifruits are produced, 93% of which are exported. The most commonly grown and found variety is the green Hayward kiwifruit, named after the horticulturalist that developed it. Around 80% of the national crop is grown in orchards in the Bay of Plenty, where the condition of the soil and climate are considered to be suited for this....   [tags: the need for exteme cold temperatures]
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Weather Related Disasters Due to Climate Change - ... Hitting the Philippines, this tropical cyclone became one of its deadliest leaving a trail of destruction that made many citizens desperate. With delays in supplying food, water and medical supplies, fear caused many to take drastic actions. Since the storm, people have broken into homes, malls and garages, stripping the shelves of food, water and other goods. So much so, Romero noted in his piece the living conditions of the many families in Haiti. “A few yards away, hundreds of families displaced by the earthquake languished under tents and tarps, bathing themselves from buckets and relieving themselves in the street as barefoot children frolicked on pavement strewn with garbage”....   [tags: global warming, environmental issues] 765 words
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Pollution Essay: Climate Change - Energy is the capacity for doing work, generating heat, and producing light. We use energy from the time we wake up until the time we go to sleep at night. Without energy we would not be able to perform the daily functions of life. Although energy is useful to us, energy has a down side. One of the topics discussed in class was electromagnetic energy. During the lecture on electromagnetic energy, the concept of the ozone layer and global warming was discussed. We briefly talked about how the ozone layer was disappearing because of the increasing amount of greenhouse gases....   [tags: Climate Environmental Greenhouse Environment]
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Climate Change: Effects on People and the Environment - “Our generation has inherited an incredibly beautiful world from our parents and they from their parents. It is in our hands whether our children and their children inherit the same world” (Richard Branson). This quote is a brief rewording of the issue we have today with global warming. For those who are not aware of what global warming is, it is when too much carbon dioxide is added into the atmosphere. Global warming can cause sever hurricanes, intense weather, and many other natural disasters....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming] 1908 words
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How Does Climate Change Affects Glaciers - Intro Glaciers have been around for millions of years and with the arrival of global warming there being threatened and challenged by warmer weather conditions and many of them have already melted and this has happened before but there has normally been a ice age and the glaciers just grow back but with the arrival of global warming the chance of a ice age has gotten much smaller and so has the chance of the glaciers that have melted to grow back or for new glaciers to form. For my global perspective I will be looking at the whitechuck glacier in Washington that from about 1970 to 2011 has retreated about 2 km and has lost half it's surface area....   [tags: weather conditions, warmer, melted] 1026 words
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Human Influenced Climate Change - Arguments Against Climate Change These are some of the arguments used to prevent effective action on climate change. Climate change is not occurring This was the original argument used by the carbon industry to discredit climate change and global warming. Today the vast majority of world experts on climatic issues agree that it is changing, and that the evidence is there for everyone to witness. Climate change is good for us A more recent argument used by the carbon industry to confuse the issue of climate change and global warming with the intention of stopping effective action on climate change....   [tags: Global Warming Essays] 566 words
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The Impact of International Tourism on Global Environmental Change - Introduction International tourism can now be recognised as one of the biggest contributing sectors for many countries’ GDP. Moreover, it has transformed them in many aspects such as economic, socio-culture, and environment. International tourism involves activity of inbound and outbound tourist of a country and resident or non-resident visitors within the country (World Tourism Organisation 2014). The World Tourism Organisation has predicted the growth of tourism activities to increase by an average 3.3% up to the year 2030....   [tags: climate change, exploitation, damage]
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Climate Change and Evolution - Climate Change and Evolution The ecological consequences of global climate change are expected to be drastic although not much is known as to how individual species will react to these changes. Irrespective of the causes of climate change, whether anthropogenic or natural, it is imperative that we address these concerns, as they will have widespread impacts on the human species, both directly and indirectly through forcings on other species. The climate is not expected to shift evenly and the ways in which certain species adapt or migrate due to these changes could be erratic and unpredictable....   [tags: Global Warming Essays] 1066 words
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Deforestation Causes Climate Change - "Ladies and gentlemen, the world's forests need to be seen for what they are—giant global utilities, providing essential public services to humanity on a vast scale." -- Prince Charles on Deforestation Many development institutions and politicians regard population pressure as the major factor causing rainforest destruction. Nobody can deny the serious global problem of population growth. However, the belief that this is the main cause of rainforest loss is used by many governments and businesses to imply that there is little or nothing they can do about the problem of rainforest destruction....   [tags: Global Warming Essays] 1908 words
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Volcanoes and Climate Change - Missing Graphics Volcanoes and Climate Change Introduction: Since the beginning of time, volcanoes have been wreaking havoc on the world, as we know it. Yet in the more recent times, there has been a great amount of debate regarding the effect of volcanic eruptions on world climate change. In this report, the effects of these volcanoes will be explored, particularly in regards to cooling and the depletion of the ozone. Table of Contents: Introduction General Information on Volcanoes Effect of Volcanoes on Cooling Effect of Volcanoes on Ozone Depletion Specific Volcanic Eruptions and their Effects Debate over Connection between Volcanoes and Global...   [tags: Geology Global Warming]
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Climate Change And Mexico - The Effect of Increased Greenhouse Gasses on Mexico and it's Effort to Reduce Environmental Damage Introduction For over a hundred years, scientists have been carefully gathering and verifying data on the earth's temperature. The latest data reveals some striking trends:All 10 of the warmest years on record have occurred in the last 15 years The 1990's have already been warmer than the 1980's- the warmest decade on record The global average surface temperature has risen 0.5 degrees (site source)For the first time ever, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the authoritative international body charged with studying this issue, concluded that the observed increase in global average...   [tags: Global Warming Greenhouse Gases]
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Climate Change in India - Information regarding India ’s climate dates back for thousands of years. The reason for this is that India was once ruled by the empire of Alexander the Great in 300 B.C. Alexander’s empire was one of the first western civilizations to keep environmental and meteorological records in writing. Thus, from just about the western world’s beginning, India ’s environmental records have existed in writing. However, although no written documents regarding India’s weather and climate exist prior to Alexander’s era, we can assume certain climatic conditions and changes prior to 300 B.C....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Climate Change - Sometimes it is not the direct case or cause of human-induced or man-made anthropogenic climatic changes and sometimes it may not be directly due to natural causes but, due to one single and sudden cause whose origination has not yet been completely understood, whose infestation has been found to have caused ripple effects to affect the total environment from top to bottom and bottom to top of the impacted hierarchy of the living things who have and that has gone through tremendous pressure and in-turn has pressurized the environment as well to create a web of and link of events and reactions that has on a final analysis have potentials to raise temperature levels as a result of discharge of...   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Climate Matters and Ralph Waldo Emerson - Broom Claims, Human caused climate change, has caused much harm to many people around the world. He says this is due to a large number of individual actions, and gives us many reasons why these miniscule things are unjust, he believes we should be willing to change the way we live, to have a smaller carbon footprint. Injustice is one of the many things Broom has brought up in his book, to help us better understand what we have been doing to the larger community of the world, but he only gives us some incite into the transgression we are having....   [tags: Bromm claims that humans caused climate change] 542 words
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Climate Change - “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projects that, if unchecked, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations by 2100 will range from 650 to 970 parts per million. As a result, the panel estimates, average global temperature would probably rise by 2.7 to 10.4 degrees between 1990 and 2100 ”. Climate change Earth changing climate is attracting more serious attention of environmentalists and politicians in last the years due to heavy concern over the future of our earth. Human heavy dependence on the use of fossil fuels, 90% of commercial energy, is responsible for the 22 % of industrial emissions of gases....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1348 words
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Climate Change - Climate Change Introduction What is the oceans role in climate. The oceans play a vital and pivotal role in the distribution of life sustaining water throughout our planet. 86% of the evaporation that occurs on earth is over the oceans. The oceans are the planets largest reservoir of water transferring huge amounts of water around the hydrological cycle. In fact the oceans “dominate the hydrological cycle, for they contain 97% of the global water inventory” . The hydrological cycle can be disrupted by changes in ocean circulation that play such an important role on evaporation and precipitation....   [tags: Environment Environmental] 1886 words
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Climate Change - Global climate change has positive and negative effects on marine and terrestrial ecosystems. The cause of global climate change is said to be because carbon dioxide is being emitted through the large scale burning of oil, coal and gas, with an additional contribution coming from clearing of tropical forests and woodlands which results in wildlife life destruction. The carbon dioxide traps heat from the sun in the earth's atmosphere and prevents it from being sent back out into space. The heat that stays trapped in the atmosphere causes the global temperature to increase....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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China's Plan to Combat Climate Change - China uses a large amount of fossil fuels everyday, which leads to much of their pollution. This year, their air pollution spiked at the high 500s on China's government index, which is more than double of the 202 high in 2008 (Bettina Wassener, The New York Times). China is in the process of expanding their renewable resources by using the Gobi desert to build six wind farms, which is equal to 16 coal-burning plants, so that they are more sustainable (Keith Bradsher, The New York Times). Also, recently the U.S....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Global Climate Change - Global Climate Change Climate change is not a new concept; in fact there is evidence of major climate changes throughout the earth's history. However since the industrial revolution and especially since world war two, there has been an unprecedented change in the earth's atmosphere (Gates 4). As of March 1999, scientists reported the construction of a thousand-year record of the average temperature on earth. The results of their study concluded that a nine hundred-year cooling trend has been decisively reversed within the last fifty years (Bell and Strieber 9-10)....   [tags: Global Warming Essays] 1520 words
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Overview of Climate Change in the United States - Overview of Climate Change in the United States Outline 1. Overview 2. Uncertainty 3. The Structure of Government 4. Economic Impacts 5. The United States' Inward Focus 6. The Media 7. Partisan Politics 8. Conclusion Overview Climate change is on the international policy agenda primarily because of warnings from scientists. Their forecasts of a potentially dangerous increase in the average global temperature, fortuitously assisted by unusual weather events, have prompted governments to enter into perhaps the most complicated and most significant set of negotiations ever attempted....   [tags: Global Warming Environmental Essays]
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Impact Of Climate Change On Automotive Business - Climate change has been one of the most discussed issues in these modern days. It is prove on many researches that the increase in man-made green house gas emission can significantly affect the climate in the world, on every part of the globe. In the last few years, climate change has become the most researched subject in science. The reason is that because climate change can affect significantly to the earth and it has to be taken care of. In a business world, particularly in Automotive Industry, climate change is also one of the must discussed subject, and because of automobile is one of the factors that produce the most CO2 (Carbon dioxide), it become one issue that force automotive indus...   [tags: Global Warming Essays] 1049 words
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Air Pollution and Climate Change in Tanzania - Air Pollution and Climate Change in Tanzania In looking at how weather and climate effect Tanzanian society, it is important to emphasize how both increased air pollution and evidence of climate change are of growing concern to Tanzania’s future. A developing nation of roughly 38 million citizens invested in an economy primarily focused on agriculture, Tanzania is at this time unable to handle the growing issues it is facing as they relate to the livelihoods of the majority of its citizens. Prolonged drought has increased the importance of the country’s rainy season, and further amplified the threat of each year’s dry months, which last for the majority of the year....   [tags: Africa Environment Ecology Essays Papers]
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Carbon Sinks and Global Climate Change - Carbon sinks have been a hot topic surrounding global climate change. To understand this debate it is first essential to understand what carbon sinks are and what they do. Plants have the natural ability to soak up carbon dioxide from atmosphere, storing it as carbon. In relation to global climate change, plants, especially trees, can help to absorb some of the carbon dioxide that humans have emitted into the atmosphere. This becomes one possible solution in mitigating climate change. As with many possible solutions to climate change, there are positive and negative sides of carbon sinks as a mitigation option....   [tags: Environment Earth Papers] 2828 words
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Climate Change and The Rise in Sea Level - "On a recent afternoon, Scott McKenzie watched torrential rains and a murky tide swallow the street outside his dog-grooming salon. Within minutes, much of this stretch of chic South Beach was flooded ankle-deep in a fetid mix of rain and sea. “Welcome to the new Venice,” McKenzie joked as salt water surged from the sewers." ----- Michael J. Mishak, Associated Press June 7, 2014 at 4:24 PM EDT According to the World Bank Development Report 2013 there has been an increase in global surface temperature of 0.4 to 0.9 Celsius (C) in the past 100 years....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Climate Change and Air Pollution in Australia - Climate Change and Air Pollution in Australia Air Pollution Fortunately for Alice Springs and much of the Northern Territory, its remote location and low population density mean that the city is not a large source of air pollution. In fact, in a report issued by the Northern Territory Minister of Infrastructure, Planning, and Environment, it is said that while doing testing for the National Environmental Protection Measure the government only tested for particulate matter in Alice Springs, instead of the whole slate of air pollutants, which would have included Carbon Monoxide, Ozone, Sulfur Dioxide, and Nitrogen Dioxide....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Volcanic Eruptions and Global Climate Change - Volcanic Eruptions and Global Climate Change Abstract There has been much debate in recent decades over how much volcanic eruptions contribute to global climate change, the destruction of the ozone layer, and global warming. This electronic term paper deals with various sides of this debate. There will be a specific focus on the great nineteenth century eruptions of Tambora and Krakatoa. Table of Contents Introduction The Effects of Volcanoes on the Earth Systems in General The 18-- Eruption of Tambora and its Effects on the Earth Systems The 1883 Eruption of Krakatoa and its Effects on the Earth Systems Why Some Scientists are Saying that Volcanoes Do Not Have a Great Effect on Global...   [tags: Geology Global Warming]
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Business Strategy Towards Climate Change - 1.Introduction Carbon neutrality is not more a dream, a nice marketing phrasing or either a reason to rebel. It is strategy. Many companies now realize that they can rather make profit by being reasonable about global warming than trying to tackle new regulations. This is the result to changes that first became an important issue after the Kyoto Protocol was agreed on, back in 1997. This protocol was the written code for the new era of climate change control, with new resolutions and indexes aimed at the reduction in emission of green house effect gases all around the world, by the countries who agreed upon the protocol, which entered vigor from the beginning of 2005....   [tags: Global Warming Essays] 1602 words
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Change in the Political Climate of Texas - The relationship between a local government and its people is typically a combined form of stability, as well as discordant moments of tension and rising-to-dramatic change. More specifically, the political climate of the local government differs depending on how those people view the three aspects of their governmental calls and needs: rights and responsibility of the people, obligations of their government, and limits on the local governmental authority. In the youth of Texas, the Democratic Party enjoyed electoral dominance on all levels of state government and in the representation in the national government....   [tags: Texas Politics, informative, expository] 1503 words
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Going to Get Gassy: A Biblical Look at Climate Change - As a member of the National Rural Electric Company I am presenting to you the idea of cutting off the carbon dioxide limitations is not the brightest of decisions. It will change the world as we know it. Over the past few years record-breaking and extreme weather events including sweltering summers, super-storms, wildfires and shrinking icecaps, alongside the acidifying of the oceans has been the topic of discussion. In Missouri this winter we have seen more snow, extreme freezing temperatures, and then day’s later 60 degree weather just to start over again....   [tags: atmosphere, electricity, god] 813 words
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Australian Climate Change in the Last 50,000 years - Who were the first settlers of Australia and when did they arrive. Both questions have yet to be answered definitively. The most common view is that the Aborigenes’ ancestors came from southeast Asia more than 50,000 years ago (50,000 BP). That date is based on a few sites in northern Australia where thermoluminescence-dating—a technique for determining the time at which material was formed by measuring the light energy released when heating it—was used. Because a comparatively greater number of sites have been radiocarbon-dated to around 40,000 BP, ho we ver, some researchers have come to doubt the accuracy of the thermoluminescence technique (indeed, thermoluminescence dating of the Jinmi...   [tags: Climate Weather Australia Essays Papers]
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Green Light on Europe's Cut Backs - Global warming and issues of environmental sustainability have been at the forefront of concerns confronting Australian society for a while now. Jill Singer’s article ‘Green light on Europe’s cutbacks’, which was published in the Herald Sun on November 5th, 2009, contends that arguments about the legitimacy of climate change need to be put aside to tackle the issue before it is too late. Singer appeals to her readers sense of guilt and fear of the situation, asks rhetorical questions, uses experts and inclusive language to draw the reader in and convince them of her opinion....   [tags: Climate Change] 852 words
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"A Small Price for a Large Benefit" - Introduction and Summary One of the hottest issues of today is climate change.  The increasing evidence for the danger caused to our planet by global warming is still faced with many who doubt, but the main point of Robert H. Frank's New York Times article, "A Small Price for a Large Benefit" is that the pressing nature of this issue ultimately doesn't leave any time for doubt.  The article is based on evidence given by the Integrated Global Systems Model at MIT, which predicts how much an increase in overall global temperature will be by the end of the century....   [tags: Climate Change]
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Global Threat or No Threat - Since late 1800 scientists have studied the phenomenon of Global Warming and majority of them had concluded that human activities are responsible for most of the warming. Human activities contribute to global warming by enhancing earth’s natural greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect warms the earth surface through the complex process involving sunlight, gases and particles in the atmosphere. Gases that trap heat in the atmosphere are known as greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases....   [tags: Climate Change] 1457 words
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We Must Stop Global Warming - It is hard to believe that a collection of human beings can cause destruction to an atmosphere changing the surface temperatures all over the world. Global warming is happening, but the debate between scientists, citizens, and politicians is who is causing it. Fifty years ago we could have questioned this and been skeptical about the findings, but now there is research showing how much of an impact we are putting on species, nature, habitats, and glaciers. Glaciers the sizes of buildings are simply disappearing beneath the ocean....   [tags: Climate Change]
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The Effects of Global Warming - The majority of people on the planet are completely oblivious to the amount of carbon dioxide they produce on a day-to-day basis. The majority of us wake up, maybe drink a cup of coffee, some go to a job, eat a few times, maybe have a little fun, and then go to sleep. Each day goes by and little do we realize that the carbon we produce as humans has a very devastating effect on the world we live in. Global warming is a major problem that affects our atmosphere, agriculture, oceans, and, most importantly, humanity....   [tags: Climate Change] 1105 words
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Why Americans Fail to Take Action Against Climate Change - ... He also wrote that if people felt that they are connected to nature they might begin engaging in pro-climate behavioral change. In the third stage, which is feeling personally responsible to act, Frantz and Mayer pointed out that a sense of connection to the environment would help in increasing peoples' willingness to help. Denying is part of human nature. We tend to deny if we are not willing to do something to help and this is also true if we are talking about Climate Change. Both of the articles discussed how denial could be a barrier of taking action....   [tags: global warming, environmental issues]
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Not Finding Nemo: How Climate Change Affects Marine Life - Not Finding Nemo A ghost to the human eye, a fight against an invisible force, that is climate change. As the dawn breaks, a whale will no longer find its food. A lobster will wake and find it a struggle to breathe. An underwater luminescent forest of coral will cease to exist. These are just a few of the causes of climate change. A force so powerful, it will take decades to reverse its scar on the ocean. This reaction to environmental change has never been seen before on earth at this heart-breaking pace or scale....   [tags: environmental concerns]
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U.S Domestic Actions on Climate Change: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - ... The credit range is from hundreds to thousands of dollars (Bannon, 2007). The initiatives by states, industries, local governments, schools, universities and non-governmental organisations are vitals additions to the many federal strategies to inform the public and educate the industry on issues of climate change. In this view, a Climate Change Education Interagency Working Group that was established in 2008 to harmonize efforts and build on an incorporated climate change national plan. This joined effort of the local governments, States, United States federal government and private institutions are making sure that the public gets first hand information on climate change and create aw...   [tags: natural gas, nuclear, coal]
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Affecting the Archipelago: The Effects of Climate Change on the Nation of Indonesia and Proposed Responses - Over the past fifteen to twenty years, the concept of a warming climate on a global scale has been increasingly discussed and brought into the public eye. Various drivers have been debated , and the jury is still out as to which can be seen as the primary cause for the worldwide shifts in temperature. Though agreement may not necessarily be reached as to the primary cause, the effects are becoming increasingly hard to ignore. Though these effects can be seen in many (one might even argue, most) locations around the world, they are certainly greater in severity in certain locales....   [tags: environmental issues, global warming]
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Climate change Adaptation Planning: Tourism industry in the Himalaya Region - Introduction: The Himalayas is a vital region that facilitates mountain tourism to a number of countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal. The unique landscape and scenery of Himalayas is the main attraction to tourist activities in this region. Tourism industry is one of the major contributors to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment. As an example, tourism sector contributes 9.4% of GDP and 8.2% of total employment in 2012 for Nepal (World Travel & Tourism Council 2014)....   [tags: himalaya, tourism, nepal, china]
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Climate Change, Hybrids and Applied Ethics: An Explorative Guide to Setting Policy - Normative ethics is a central part of the philosophical exploration of ethical theories and is the study of what is right and wrong (Encyclopedia Britannica). Its study is a powerful tool in determining the basis and course of moral actions as it explores moral choices rather than the language or origins of morality; for this reason it falls under the category of applied ethics. While normative ethics is a broad term that encompasses many schools of thought, it is generally thought to be broken down into three categories: the school of virtue ethics, deontology and teleology (or consequentialism)....   [tags: normative ethics, applied ethics, philosophy]
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Climate Change Effects Snowfall and Snowmelt in the Northern Rocky Mountains - Climate change can affect the precipitation of snow and subsequent melting on a global scale in various ways. Increased global temperatures can affect the timing of the seasons, causing a delay in the first snowfall of winter and earlier spring melts. This lengthens the snow-free summer season. Additionally, there can be periods of warm, spring-like weather during winter. This can result in rain instead of snow. Warm periods can also induce premature and unusual melting during the typically cold winter months (Snow and Climate)....   [tags: global warming, environmental issues] 720 words
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Exploration of Climate Change, Feedback Loops, and The Polar Jet Stream - Introduction “Climate change is real. It is human-caused. We’re seeing the effects now.” (Romm, 2014). Climate change is an important issue the public is aware of, but do not see how their individual responses can have an impact on such a large global issue. Changing people’s temporal habits and attitudes about climate change will be a challenge. As the impacts of anthropogenic climate change are felt more often in our daily lives, people around the world will begin to adjust their temporal habits for greater sustainability of the natural environment we solely depend on for our survival....   [tags: gas emissions, natural enviornment]
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Climate Change and Global Warming: Why Are Politicians Still Debating? - Portions of the United States experienced an exceptionally cold winter this year. Here in North Carolina we had three months of overnight temperature below freezing with temperatures in the 20s. I have lived in the Raleigh area for 25 years and have never experienced a winter so consistently cold with thick layers of ice on windshields every morning and frost on the roofs of homes that remained frozen until the middle of the morning. The act of cleaning up snow and ice brought back memories of growing up in the 1960s in the far north of New Jersey where temperatures remained below freezing for months and the ice on local lakes was solid enough to support the weight of a tractor to plow away...   [tags: winter, temperature, mount glaciers]
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Answers to Three Questions About Climate Change, Food Supply and Agriculture - 1. Before reading through these articles I had read a little bit about how climate change may be having an effect on our food supply, especially due to the droughts and heat waves being experienced across the country these past few years. I am not very aware of how this shortage will impact the global economy, but I imagine it will not be a positive one. I would also like to learn what can be done to help the food shortage, so millions of people around the world will not have to suffer health-wise or economically....   [tags: Sustainable, Crops]
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