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Study suggests communicating about the effects climate change may shift deniers’ perspective

A study conducted by Portland State researchers Brianne Suldovsky and Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez has suggested that communicating about the effects of climate change is more likely to get a denier involved in mitigating them more than explaining why climate change...

Tropical forests losing ability to store CO2, NASA study finds

A recent study led by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California has found that the world's forests' ability to store CO2 has decreased. It was argued that the decrease in ability was caused by large-scale deforestation, habitat degradation,...

Rising temperatures cause ‘aliens’ to invade Nepal’s oldest national park

Botany professor Bharat Babu Shrestha has claimed that rising temperatures have caused non-native species to invade Nepal's oldest national park. For example, a flowering plant in the daisy family was rare back in 2013. However, the invasive species now cover large...

UN science report to estimate possibility of ‘black swan’ events caused by climate change

UN analysts said on Tuesday a report from the world's climate scientists addressing the impacts of accelerating climate change is due out on August 9. "We are now observing climate change with our own eyes in ways we did not broadly before," said the University of...

‘Invasive aliens’ lurking at Nepal’s oldest park

Tribhuvan University botany professor Bharat Babu Shrestha has claimed that climate change has allowed "aliens" that endanger local wildlife to reside in Chitwan National Park in Nepal. “The changing climate appears to be conducive for invasive alien plants to grow...

‘Moon wobble’ to increase flooding in US coastal regions

According to a new study conducted by NASA, every coastal area in the U.S. will experience rapidly increasing high tide flooding due to “moon wobble” and climate change. Moon wobble is not an uncommon phenomenon for the scientific community. The orbit of the moon...

Tropical forests losing ability to store CO2, NASA study finds

A recent study led by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California has found that the world's forests' ability to store CO2 has decreased. It was argued that the decrease in ability was caused by large-scale deforestation, habitat degradation,...

Most common questions about climate change 

What is nature of climate change?

Climate change is a change in the pattern of weather, and related changes in oceans, land surfaces and ice sheets, occurring over time scales of decades or longer. Weather is the state of the atmosphere, its temperature, humidity, wind, rainfall and so on—over hours to weeks.

What are the 5 effects of climate change?
  • rising maximum temperatures.
  • rising minimum temperatures.
  • rising sea levels.
  • higher ocean temperatures.
  • an increase in heavy precipitation (heavy rain and hail)
  • shrinking glaciers.
  • thawing permafrost.
How does climate change affect the natural environment?
  • Climate change is having serious impacts on the world’s water systems through more flooding and droughts. Warmer air can hold a higher water content, which makes rainfall patterns more extreme. Rivers and lakes supply drinking water for people and animals and are a vital resource for farming and industry.

How can we prevent climate change?
  • Speak up! 
  • Power your home with renewable energy. 
  • Weatherize, weatherize, weatherize. 
  • Invest in energy-efficient appliances. 
  • Reduce water waste. 
  • Actually eat the food you buy and make less of it meat. 
  • Buy better bulbs.
  • Pull the plug(s).
What are 3 facts about climate change?
  • Fact 1: Most of the increase in global temperatures since 1950 has been caused by human activity.
  • Fact 2: The average temperature of the Earth is determined by the greenhouse effect. 
  • Fact 3: Global temperatures have increased by about 1° Celsius in the past century.
How will climate change happen?

Humans are increasingly influencing the climate and the earth’s temperature by burning fossil fuels, cutting down rainforests and farming livestock. This adds enormous amounts of greenhouse gases to those naturally occurring in the atmosphere, increasing the greenhouse effect and global warming.

What are the bad effects of changes in nature?

Some changes have bad effect like pollution and destruction of habitat and lose of lives. Improper disposal of garbage, harmful chemicals and human waste can cause changes. It can pollute air, land and water.

What are the five major causes of climate?

These have been caused by many natural factors, including changes in the sun, emissions from volcanoes, variations in Earth’s orbit and levels of carbon dioxide.

What are 4 effects of climate change?

Increased heat, drought and insect outbreaks, all linked to climate change, have increased wildfires. Declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, health impacts in cities due to heat, and flooding and erosion in coastal areas are additional concerns.

Is climate change bad 2020?

Global temperature rise. The planet was warmer by 1.2 degrees Celsius from January to October in 2020 than the pre-industrial average measured between 1850 and 1900, according to the Nature report. This is the second-warmest recorded when compared to similar periods in historical data.

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Study suggests communicating about the effects climate change may shift deniers’ perspective

A study conducted by Portland State researchers Brianne Suldovsky and Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez has suggested that communicating about the effects of climate change is more likely to get a denier involved in mitigating them more than explaining why climate change...

Tropical forests losing ability to store CO2, NASA study finds

A recent study led by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California has found that the world's forests' ability to store CO2 has decreased. It was argued that the decrease in ability was caused by large-scale deforestation, habitat degradation,...

Rising temperatures cause ‘aliens’ to invade Nepal’s oldest national park

Botany professor Bharat Babu Shrestha has claimed that rising temperatures have caused non-native species to invade Nepal's oldest national park. For example, a flowering plant in the daisy family was rare back in 2013. However, the invasive species now cover large...

UN science report to estimate possibility of ‘black swan’ events caused by climate change

UN analysts said on Tuesday a report from the world's climate scientists addressing the impacts of accelerating climate change is due out on August 9. "We are now observing climate change with our own eyes in ways we did not broadly before," said the University of...

‘Invasive aliens’ lurking at Nepal’s oldest park

Tribhuvan University botany professor Bharat Babu Shrestha has claimed that climate change has allowed "aliens" that endanger local wildlife to reside in Chitwan National Park in Nepal. “The changing climate appears to be conducive for invasive alien plants to grow...

‘Moon wobble’ to increase flooding in US coastal regions

According to a new study conducted by NASA, every coastal area in the U.S. will experience rapidly increasing high tide flooding due to “moon wobble” and climate change. Moon wobble is not an uncommon phenomenon for the scientific community. The orbit of the moon...

B.C. Premier Commits to Supporting Tourism Industry Suffering From Wildfires

British Columbia's prime minister vowed to continue supporting tourism amid hopes that a recovery will be launched by the governor of the province as hundreds of wildfires broke out. John Horgan's remarks came less than 12 hours after a Southeast Fire Department...

How warming and deforestation transform the Amazon Basin into a source of CO2

Scientists are on high alert about the Amazon heading into a devastating fire season. This is the outcome of a much anticipated study published last week in the journal Nature in which scientists performed 590 flights over the Amazon between 2010 and 2018 to measure...

As wildfires wipe out acres of Siberian forest, local politician points finger at global warming

The biggest, coldest region in Russian Siberia, Yakutia, is struggling with high temperatures for the third month in a row, along with devastating forest fires that have since set more than 1.5 million hectares ablaze. Konstantin Lashkevich, the CEO of Russia Forest...

Oregon’s bootleg fire nearing 400.000 acres as weather helps constrain growth

The Bootleg fire in Oregon that has destroyed more than 150 buildings and displaced several thousand people is so large that according to officials, it may not have been completely extinguished until November. A 2018 video shows a fire tornado passing under...

Tropical forests losing ability to store CO2, NASA study finds

A recent study led by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California has found that the world's forests' ability to store CO2 has decreased. It was argued that the decrease in ability was caused by large-scale deforestation, habitat degradation,...

‘Invasive aliens’ lurking at Nepal’s oldest park

Tribhuvan University botany professor Bharat Babu Shrestha has claimed that climate change has allowed "aliens" that endanger local wildlife to reside in Chitwan National Park in Nepal. “The changing climate appears to be conducive for invasive alien plants to grow...

‘Moon wobble’ to increase flooding in US coastal regions

According to a new study conducted by NASA, every coastal area in the U.S. will experience rapidly increasing high tide flooding due to “moon wobble” and climate change. Moon wobble is not an uncommon phenomenon for the scientific community. The orbit of the moon...

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