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Climate Change is a change in the pattern of weather, and related changes in Oceans, Land surfaces and Ice sheets, occurring over time.  And, It's Happening! It is Supercharging Hurricanes, Wildfires. Droughts, Heatwaves and Rain. Wherever we live on this earth, Global Warming is affecting Us - We, You and Me.  So very often when we turn on the news, go online or talk to a family member they often cast doubts. . . "The climate always fluctuates". or "The scientists are fudging data", etc. etc.  The fact is, the Planet has warmed since the Industrial Revolution and we have all contributed to the current state of the planet. Humans are increasingly influencing the climate and the earth's temperature by burning fossil fuels, cutting down rainforests and farming tons of livestock.  It's easy to tune out the noise when we are not familiar with the Lingo:

LOWERN is an acronym for 6 factors that affect climate.
  • Latitude. It depends on how close or how far it is to the equator.
  • Ocean currents. Certain ocean currents have different temperatures.
  • Wind and air masses. Heated ground causes air to rise which results in lower air pressure.
  • Elevation.
  • Relief.
  • Nearness to Water.

Emissions:  Gases or pollutants released into the atmosphere through burning fossil fuels.

Greenhouse Gases:  Any gases that trap heat in the atmosphere, including carbon dioxide, methane and hydrofluorocarbons which are used in refrigerants, aerosols and fire retardants. The more present they are the hotter the planet gets.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2):  One carbon atom + two oxygen atoms = the mother of all greenhouse gases.

Carbon Neutral:  A term used to describe the state of an entity (such as a company, service, product or event), where the carbon emissions caused by them, have been balanced out by funding an equivalent amount of carbon savings elsewhere.

Fossil Fuels:  Fossil fuels include coal, petroleum, natural gas, oil shales, bitumens, tar sands, and heavy oils. All contain carbon and were formed as a result of geologic processes acting on the remains of organic matter produced by photosynthesis.

Clean or Renewable Energy:  Often referred to as clean energy, comes from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished. In fact, wind energy, is one of the cleanest and most sustainable ways to generate electricity as it produces no toxic pollution or global warming emissions.

Conservation:  Protecting or Restoring natural environments, resources and wildlife.

Sustainability:  The  maintaining of conditions that guarantees human society. The three R's - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle.

Green:  Short for "Environmentalisim".

There is uncertainty about how great the impact of a changing climate will be.  It could cause fresh water shortages, dramatically alter our ability to produce food, and increase the number of deaths from floods, storms and heatwaves.  Thousands of studies conducted by researchers around the world have documented increases in temperature at Earth’s surface, as well as in the atmosphere and oceans.  Many other aspects of global climate are changing as well.  

Carbon dioxide is the climate’s worst enemy.  It’s released when oil, coal, and other fossil fuels are burned for energy - the energy we use to power our homes, cars, and tech devices.  By using less of it, we can curb our own contribution to climate change while also saving money. We all have to do our part to protect the environment we give to our grandkids and greatgrandchildren.  What say You?

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