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Current global climate change is the seventh climate change event in the past 650,000 years. Unlike past climate change episodes, many experts believe that human activity plays an important role in current global climate... More »

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Global warming indicates a change in the average temperature of the Earth as a whole, while climate change involves several factors in a localized situation. The media uses the two terms interchangeably, which often lead... More »

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Global winds help to distribute heat and water vapor around the Earth, which influences temperature and precipitation patterns around the entire globe. Global winds are caused by pressure differences in the atmosphere fr... More »

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Studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals state that upward of 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that the climate is changing, likely due in part to human activity. Many prominent sc... More »

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Global warming affects people by impacting climate with higher temperatures and catastrophic weather conditions, causing health problems by exacerbating pollution and spreading pests, and decreasing living space through ... More »

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Most scientists agree that man-made climate change, or global warming, began in earnest during the industrial revolution, which occurred between the 18th and 19th centuries. This occurred, they say, as a result of a larg... More »

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During a high school debate on global warming, explain that the scientific community at large warns of severe negative consequences to come if humans do not take action to stop climate change from occurring. Cite reputab... More »

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