Global Warming Climate Change
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+ By Nicholas Gabriel
Do you have questions about climate change?
Explore the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions here.
The climate is changing. The earth is warming up, and there is now overwhelming scientific consensus that it is happening, and human-induced. With global warming on the increase and species and their habitats on the decrease, chances for ecosystems to adapt naturally are diminishing.
Many agreed that climate change may be one of the greatest threats facing the planet. Recent years show increasing temperatures in various regions, and/or increasing extremities in weather patterns.
Climate change is changing our economy, health and communities in diverse ways. Scientists warn that if we do not aggressively curb climate change now, the results will likely be disastrous.
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.
What it means to you:
Climate change also poses unique challenges to human health, such as:
•Significant increases in the risk of illness and death related to extreme heat and heat
•Some diseases transmitted by food, water, and insects are likely to increase.
•Certain groups, including children, the elderly, and the poor, are most vulnerable to
climate-related health effect
•Hotter weather enables deadly mosquitoes to travel greater distances; carbon dioxide in the air aggravates asthma and allergies.
These impacts will result in significant costs to our families and the economy.
What You Can Do?
Driving a vehicle, using electricity to light and heat your home, and throwing away garbage all lead to greenhouse gas emissions. You can reduce emissions through simple actions like changing a light bulb, powering down electronics, using less water, and recycling.
This app provides many easy steps you can take at home, school, the office, and on the road to protect the climate, reduce air pollution, and save money. Small steps add up, if we all do our part.
Here's the good news: technologies exist today to make cars that run cleaner and burn less gas, modernize power plants and generate electricity from nonpolluting sources, and cut our electricity use through energy efficiency. The challenge is to be sure these solutions are put to use.
Climate Change and Global Warming.
You can make a difference -
Take action today!
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