Introduction to Climate change
Many people make Climate Change or Global Warming a scary thing to understand but are not. Besides, the subject has sadly is politicized, and many young people would rather walk away from it.
Scientists have warned that the world’s climate has changed a lot and has affected many living and non-living things.
Many warmer places are now getting colder, and many colder regions are getting much colder and even warmer.
For example, between 1901 and 2012, it is believed that the earth’s temperature has risen by 0.89 °C. Rainfall amounts have also risen in the mid-latitudes of the northern hemisphere since the beginning of the 20th Century. It is believed that sea levels have risen to about 19cm globally, with lots of glaciers melting also.
Some people do not believe that these changes were caused by human activities. They think it is all political and falsehood intended to cause panic among humans.
Well, whatever it is, we would like to know more and take a few good points from this confusion, and use them to make our world a better place to live.
Climate change or global warming: Do they mean the same thing?
Climate change refers to general changes in climate patterns, including temperature, precipitation, winds, and other factors.
Global warming (as well as global cooling) refers specifically to any change in the global average surface temperature. Do not confuse the two.
Climate change is a change of the composition of the global atmosphere, observed over some time, and in comparison to other periods, as a direct or indirect result of human activity.
Let us start by learning a few tricky terms that we may need to explain Climate Change better.