23 February 2013

Weekend Info: Climate Change Infographic

An infographic on climate change shows the dangers it brings as well as the effect it has on the world today.

Climate change and global warming have been used interchangeably. Although they seem to refer to the same thing, they technically are different. Global warming refers to the rise in average temperature near the Earth's surface while climate change refers to any significant change in climate over a long period of time.

Climate change addresses significant and long term changes in climate factors which include but not limited to temperature, precipitation, or wind patterns.

Major scientific organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) agree that climate change is happening and that man is a major contributor to it. In 2010, the National Research Council concluded that "Climate change is occurring, is very likely caused by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems".

The infographic communicates the dangers that climate change can bring as well as changes that are already happening because of it.


Climate Change Infographics
Climate Change - EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency)
California Coastal Planners Preparing for Climate Change
MIT News: More Powerful Devastating Storms To Come Due To Climate Change
Hydrological Research Team Find That Parched and Dry Soil Trigger Afternoon Rain Storms
Geoengineering Through Solar Reduction Management (SRM) May Significantly Reduce Rainfall
Studying Solar Minimum and Its Effect on Climate
Geoengineering and Its Effect on the Global Food Supply
Heat Stress May Condition Corals in Surviving Climate Change and Coral Bleaching
Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 Will Address Mathematician's Role In Climate Research
Climate Change Findings Not As Severe
Scientists Publish Study Predicting Earth's Susceptibility To An Environmental Epidemic Can Trigger Planetary Collapse
Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Faster Than Expected; Hits Record High
Movement of Greenland Glaciers Speeding Up. May Affect Ocean Level and Climate Change
Research Point To Microbe As Cause For Ocean's Methane Levels
Newly Discovered Criegee Biradicals Shown to Naturally Cool The Planet