Climate Change

The word climate change is often used. Is there a quite common understanding of what it is? We provide several definitions:

Climate change is a long-term shift in global or regional climate patterns. Often climate change refers specifically to the rise in global temperatures from the mid-20th century to present.” National Geografic Encyclopedia.

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.” Australian Academy of Science

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Do human activities enhance the climate change? Find information published by the Australian Academy of Science.

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Weather or Climate … What’s the Difference? “While weather refers to short-term changes in the atmosphere, climate refers to atmospheric changes over longer periods of time, usually 30 years or more.” Read the article on National Geografic Library.

Global warming, climate destabilisation, mass migration: What about the impact on the global economy? What changes are necessary to act more sustainable? A consequent shift from nuclear energy and fossil-fuels (carbon, oil, gas) to renewable energy (sun, wind)? The end of consumerism, the start of a new, low-meat food culture? Find considerations on these questions provided by Kimberly Amadeo on The Balance.