Climate Change

Climate Change is something we all wonder about.  Is it really true, or is it just a worried myth?  We all hope to find out.

Carbon dioxide and other global warming pollutants are collecting in the atmosphere like a thickening blanket, trapping the sun's heat and causing the planet to warm up.

This graphic shows the changes that scientists have been noticing over the years.

Although local temperatures fluctuate naturally over the years, the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history. Scientists say that unless we curb the emissions that cause climate change, average U.S. temperatures could be 3 to 9 degrees higher by the end of the century.

Consequences of Climate Change

~ Increase in species extinction

~ Reduction of coral reefs, forests, and tropical rainforests

~ Threats to small island states in the Pacific as sea level rises

~ Increasing drought threats

~ More severe flooding

~ More severe weather in hurricane prone zones

What Causes Warmer Weather?

Carbon dioxide and fuel emissions are NOT good for our environment. These radiant forces are known to be warming the planet.  Or, is the earth's features itself causing the warming of the planet. (Volcanoes, and other natural causes) It could be a combination of both altogether.

The question is whether people are going to adapt to the change of temperature and use more air conditioning while staying indoors, or are they going to move to a place with a cooler climate.

Works Cited

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a year ago

Anthony Siler

a year ago

Good job Anthony! Thanks for sharing what you learned about climate change. Nice images and website links. Have a great summer.