Climate Change

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What is climate change? A definition from the Department of Ecology of Washington State reads: Climate includes patterns of temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and seasons. It affects more than just a change in the weather and refers to seasonal changes over a long period of time. These climate patterns play a fundamental role in shaping natural ecosystems, and the human economies and cultures that depend on them.

It may be used inter-changably with global warming as they’re closely related. Global warming causes climates to change. Here is NASA discussion on the two terms, What's In A Name?

We recommend you listen and learn which is the best advice we can give to begin to understand the challenges before us.

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Arctic oil drilling: | Keep it in the ground

Published on Jul 16, 2015

It is on the verge of another attempt to extract some of the estimated 400bn barrels equivalent of oil and gas at the top of the world. But drilling in the Arctic is expensive and dangerous. And oil prices have fallen dramatically. Will this and government action thwart Shell's ambitions? Published on Jul 16, 2015 BY THE GUARDIAN.
See also This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein here.