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?

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Greenhouse Gases by F. Sherwood Rowland

F. Sherwood Rowland, UCI Bren Research Professor of chemistry and Earth system science, received the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering that chlorofluorocarbons in products such as aerosol sprays damage the Earths protective ozone layer. Although the finding was controversial at first, it ultimately led to a world ban on CFCs. Video by Kerrin Piche Serna, University Communications. Prof F. Sherwood Rowland passed away Saturday, March 10th, 2012.  Image story here.

EarthSayer F.Sherwood Rowland

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