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We are eight students studying climate change from California University of Pennsylvania who will be writing a series of blog posts explaining a climate change related issue over the next several weeks.
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NOAA, (2019). A collage of typical climate and weather-related events: floods, heatwaves, drought, hurricanes, wildfires and loss of glacial ice. [Photograph]. https://www.noaa.gov/education/resource-collections/climate/climate-change-impacts
The Beginner’s Guide to Climate ChangePart 6: Modern Climate Change Policy Current State of the World Many countries have already begun implementing their respective climate strategies. Each nation has a different approach that suits them best, but we will be taking a look at the most prominent and successful examples for this introductory blog. Additionally, […]
The Beginner’s Guide to Climate ChangePart 5: Combatting Climate Change Stopping Climate Change Now that we’ve discussed what problems may arise from climate change, what can we do to combat these negative impacts? The simple answer is that there are three primary strategies to possibly be utilized: Adaptation Mitigation Geoengineering Each has their strengths and […]
The Beginner’s Guide to Climate ChangePart 4: What Impacts Will Climate Change Have? Climate Change Impacts There is a wide array of notable climate impacts that are either already underway or are considered highly likely to occur (>95% chance). These outcomes are the reason why we are concerned about climate change; if not taken seriously, […]
The Beginner’s Guide to Climate ChangePart 3: Are Humans Causing Climate Change?The Climate Record The Earth has undergone many drastic climate changes over the course of its history; there have been 5 major extinction events, and all of them have been connected in some way to rapidly shifting atmospheric conditions. We have established that climate […]
The Beginner’s Guide to Climate ChangePart 2: Is the Climate Changing? Observable ImpactsForget the question of whether or not humas are involved in the discussion of climate change for a moment; first, we must confirm that there is definite change in the climate system before we associate it with human actions. What is happening in […]
The Beginner’s Guide to Climate ChangePart 1: Introduction & Misinformation Introduction Climate change is one of the most hotly debated topics of modern times. From its initial discovery in the 1970s to the mass political upheaval it spurs in countries across the world today, there is no avoiding the discussion; unfortunately, much of the […]