Speaking: When the students are thought to be ready and confident enough, gradually turn the class into a discussion about climate change and global warming (causes of the climate hanges, what’s happening in the world, what we can do about it, etc).Ruth – You only have to switch on the news to see the crazy things the weather is doing.It’s the extreme weather conditions caused by global warming.In the lesson, we are aiming at a result in which students are actually able to use the language about environment, especially about the climate change/global warming, both verbally and in writing.Tanya – In 20 years time the traditional British weather will be a thing of the past.
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For example, weather reporters of local television stations are not leading authorities on climate change.Climate Change and Ecosystems: Students research the interdependencies among plants and animals in an ecosystem and explore how climate change might affect those interdependencies and the ecosystem as a whole.Others reflect an opposite bias: that every harmful weather event is caused by global warming and that the effects of climate change will be cataclysmic everywhere.Climate and weather have long been important science subjects.The lessons also delve into the details of climate change and its impacts; for example, there are several lessons that illustrate why sea level rises in a warming climate.
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Throughout history the planet Earth has experienced many climate changes due to natural causes.Journal of technology research, 2, 1-8.Innovating in uncertain markets: 10 lessons for green technology.Now that anthropogenic climate change has become a serious problem, many environmental scientists as well as activist argue if the damage that has taken place is irreversible.The natural cycle of these factors working together dictate how the planets weather and seasons take place.
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Around the middle part of the Cretaceous period a ten degree Celsius increase in average world temperature occurred (“Dinosaurs Climate Change and Biodiversity”).The shifting of continents changed the Earth’s landscape, altering weather patterns and overall climate (“Dinosaur Extinction Theories”).TechMedia Network, 14 Mar.Also, over a long period of time, climate gradually changed.Rapid climate change also ends up on the suspect list of possible dinosaur extinction events.
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Another strategy by US forces is the use of spy satellites which enable to tell what the current weather in a certain place is.They used this as an advantage and they only established an attack when the weather is good or favorable to them.They were trained to adept in their terrain which was plain and their weather.But the weather and the climate became their enemy.Afghanistan has a mountainous terrain and the climate is hot.
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“Lessons of Climate Change, Stories of Solutions.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 67.1 (2011): 60-63.Global warming is caused by the emissions of greenhouse gases that have been released over millions and millions of years causing the Earth’s climate to fluctuate."The Climate Footprint: A Practical Tool to Address Climate Change."The climate is fluctuating so much as to where ice sheets are melting and disappearing.Nation 265.21 (1997): 6.
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With these efforts now and an eye toward the issues that global warming will create in the relatively near future, we can prevent climate change from becoming an extinction event.Anyone who simply accepts the fact of changing weather patterns can easily see the logic in these efforts regardless of whether they have any desire to reduce their carbon footprint.Flood levels that year reached beyond the 100-year-floodplain and ignited questions about the effects of changing weather patterns on agriculture and population centers in the central United States.I feared at first when reading Jones’ introduction that he was going to be one of the people who claim that the climate shift is part of a semi-predictable pattern of geological history as...
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New analysis have brought “near real-time assessments” of the role that climate has in intense weather within reach of reality.Raloff writes that although not all extreme weather may be caused by global warming and not all deadly disasters may be attributed to human-caused climate warming (many disasters were exaggerated by human modifications to topography such as heavy industrialization), human-caused weather has brought severe droughts, abnormal increases in hurricane activity, and unusual highs in minimum temperatures in the polar regions.She cites a report written by David Rupp for the Bulletin of American Meteorological Society on behalf of Oregon State University that Texas’ chances of experiencing extremes in hot and dry weather ...
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Many consider human caused global warming to be a myth, just an excuse for the record temperatures and other weather patterns.Increase in weather phenomena is another effect of global warming.More importantly, any alteration in the planets weather patterns will seriously affect the migration patterns of various species.Climate change will result in loss of habitat for many animal species like polar bears, tropical frogs and coral reefs just to mention a few.Overall, the planet will experience extreme weather conditions, characterized by flood and droughts, heat waves and cold waves, and extreme storms like cyclones and tornadoes.
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This essay talks about the presence of climate change and its impact on ski industry which is dependent activity on weather conditions.Nicholls (2006) mentioned that the building of conference amenities combined with the contribution of a broad variety of outside leisure activities during the seasons may provide resorts with a balanced, constant source of revenue that is less dependent on weather conditions.The lack of an unchanged weather is not connected to growing prices and is not necessarily measured to the top valued consumers.Fliri’s (1974) weather tables as expressed in Steiger and Mayer (2008) demonstrate a strong connection between -2°C daily average temperature and -6°C daily lowest temperature (Nicholls, 2006).Scott and McBoy...
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Lesson 4: Climate Change Will Place Immense Strain on Public Sector Budgets- due to the damages of frequent flooding and storms, the government would naturally be forced to allocate more funds for the rehabilitation of the damaged properties.Climate change would then expect to result in $6 billion losses.Reduced income in climate affected sectors, for example in the timber industry, in the aquaculture sector, in the amusement centers (beach resorts) would force investors and business owners to cut down on their expenses and so their employees too.Despite Bush’ stand on the issue of global warming, economists and business analysts have positively pointed to the benefits of climate change to the world’s economy and indeed agreed that clima...
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Along the same line of argument, Dewar (2005) contends that humans may not be able to alter the day-to-day weather but they do alter their behaviours to either avoid or take advantage of these weather conditions.Weather forecasting is a useful way to alter one’s behaviour or plan activities to suit prevailing weather conditions on the day of event.Although this study fully acknowledges the importance of climate to tourism, with weather being an important factor, survey results show the possibility that destinations may also be chosen in spite of the likely bad weather.Pleasant weather increases tourist satisfaction, whereas severe weather conditions such as rain and strong winds disrupt outdoor activities.In this study on Sentosa, the ac...
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For example, people say “Death valley has a desert climate.” Climate is the weather that a place usually has year after year.People expect the weather to change, but have a harder time agreeing exactly how climate is changing.Weather generally refers to day-to-day temperature and precipitation activity, whereas climate is the term for the average atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time.Rainy Weather when drops of water fall from clouds, the weather is rainy.Climate can be contrasted to weather, which is the present condition of these elements and their variations over shorter periods.
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As discussed above, there are also many other factors which influence the air masses themselves, but also which directly influence the weather and climate of the British Isles.The effects of these continental air masses are less prevalent than maritime influences; however they still have important influences on weather in the British Isles, and are also fundamental in explaining temporal and spatial differences in climate across the country.Overall, it seems that the air masses do have a very large effect on the weather brought to the UK, and therefore its climate too.The air masses are certainly crucial to the weather patterns seen across the country, however I would arguably say that the location of the British Isles, with its exposure...
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Climate is defined as the average weather, which means variety of weather conditions as rain, snow, hail, sun, and wind over period of time about 30 years that can be measured in any particular place.Climate change could lead to number of catastrophic disasters as droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and volcanic eruptions.( IPCC Third Assessment Report - Climate Change 2001; editor:A.P.Baede) Climate change is a variation of average weather.In conclusion, it seems that causes of climate change have effects on nature which covers almost everything.For the last century climate has dramatically changed.
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On the other hand, in the case of an increase in temperature or rainfall events which are highly unpredictable, it seems that tourists would more likely accept and plan their activities to suit these random weather conditions.Singapore’s “hot and sunny” weather condition and all-year-round sunshine acts as a huge impetus attracting tourists.Despite acknowledging that climate is an important resource for tourism in Singapore, this study made an interesting finding that weather did not prove to be the ultimate choice affecting tourist’s decision to Sentosa.The significance of climate among other factors was revealed in the survey and confirmed the findings by Hamilton, et al (2005) that weather and climate can act as both push and pull fac...
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The unpredictable weather conditions result to non-market negative impacts especially in the agricultural sector.Geomorphological impacts of extreme weather: Case studies from central and eastern Europe.What does extreme weather cost the US?Climate Science Program’s synthesis and assessment product 3.3, “Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate”.Climate change impacts on the United States: The potential consequences of climate variability and change : foundation ; a report of the National Assessment Synthesis Team ; US Global Change Research Program.
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However, the study of climate gained more ground in the 15th century when explorers begun to search for new lands across the seas, seeking for gold, spices, and lands to conquer, meteorological instruments invented by Galileo (thermometer) and by Torricelli (barometer) enabled men to measure the state of climate in different places and times.Currently, this paper finds that the study of climate is not only important but imperative because it affects the ecosystem and even the extinction of species in extreme climate change.Researches made in the last few decades have shown that “interactions between the atmosphere and ocean in the tropical belt of the Pacific Ocean” (World Meteorological Organization, 2006) have been a factor in changing...
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Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Agricultural Systems.Climate change is the transformation in the distribution patterns of weather or changes in average weather conditions of a place or the whole world over long periods.The change can be positive, where there is an observed increase in average measurements of weather conditions, or negative, where a decrease in weather conditions is observed.In conclusion, there are many negative effects of climate change caused by both natural forces and man’s activities.Human activities contribute substantially to climate change and this in turn destroys his ecosystem, activities, biodiversity and livelihood at large.
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The weather has been completely different the last few years for us in Indiana because it has been warm winters and really hot summers.The weather also will affect the growth of food and need to start world trade to make sure we can try to eliminate hunger across the world.The climate change will affect the weather and cause more serious storms that would be worse than Hurricane Katrina, the August 2005 storm that slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast and inundated New Orleans.In addition to their effects on infectious diseases, such extremes of weather pose direct physical risks to the humans in their path-heat stroke, drowning, dehydration, and injury.It seems it is a circle because if there is bad weather it will affect our growth for food...
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The human actives influence the climate change, the climate change causes natural disasters.Based on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disaster to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) and developing research to answer questions: if there are some types of extreme events become more frequent, severe, and longer in the past decades; the relative contribution of climate change to the various types of extreme events; how can the health community coordinate and cooperate with the climate and development communities to protect health during and after natural disasters (Sauerborn & Ebi, 2012).It focuses on community-based risk management, urban environmental management, human security, water community, risk communication, climate...
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Attention has begun to shift from local, short-term seasonal patterns of temperature, rainfall, other elements of the weather, toward longer-term trends that can affect the entire Earth, se long-term (typically 30-year) weather trends are called “climate.” It is therefore important understand the difference, as well as the relation, between “weather” and “climate.” An example of the relationship between weather and climate is El Nino, which is weather with local, short-term consequences as well as with global, long-term importance.Therefore, when dealing with climate change, scientists need to make a number of assumptions with an ever increasing number of models that focus on different parts of the climate system; all of which makes pinp...
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The steppe climate, or Bsh, is very similar to the tropical desert climate and surround the Bwh climates except on the western side.These weather patterns are controlled by the subtropical high pressure cells.This climate is known for being seasonless due to the consistency in day to day weather.Westerly winds and storms, especially in the winter play a key role in the weather conditions.The mid-latitude steppe climate, or Bsk, isn’t much different from the desert climate.
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As humanity stands at the cusp of another shift in the climate, we are faced with consequences of choices that we have made and even harder choices that we have yet to make.We must curtail our greenhouse gas output, but this must be done in a responsible and deliberate manner.We must diversify our food crops and not be reliant on a few species that are already failing us.We will not be able to stop the next cooling period; however we can ease our transition into it.Humanity must address its effect on the global climate and the best lessons to learn have already been taught in the period of time leading up to and during the little ice age.
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Since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) first report in 1990, the international community has known “emissions resulting from human activities are substantially increasing the atmospheric concentrations of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and nitrous oxide.” (IPCC, 1990).As the impacts of anthropogenic climate change are felt more often in our daily lives, people around the world will begin to adjust their temporal habits for greater sustainability of the natural environment we solely depend on for our survival.Climate change is an important issue the public is aware of, but do not see how their individual responses can have an impact on such a large global issue.“climate chang...
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Simply put, climate change is the abnormal weather cycle that is caused by human intervention.This interference subsequently results in a dynamic shift in natural weather patterns.Climate Change: Impact, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation .The weather cycles are very disturbed in the continent.The pollution ultimately results in climate change and abnormal global weather patterns.
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Sometime, when you watch TV, and then see that outside it is raining; soon you turn your head to see the weather then its sunshine.All the bad consequences we have are really a good lesson for us.On the other hand in the year 2050, the global warming effects on the climate will become complex.We must start conserving energy and protecting the environment.I know it is very hard today to take things back from the people that they are used to, but still we have to decrease our technology.
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Rising global temperatures have been accompanied by changes in weather and climate.It is thus important to identify gender-sensitive strategies to respond to the environmental and humanitarian crises caused by climate change It’s this universal role as caregiver — one that we would rarely change if given the chance — that increases women’s vulnerability to our changing climate.Climate change refers to any significant change in the measures of climate lasting for an extended period of time.Effects of climate change on women Climate change has serious ramifications in four dimensions of food security: food availability, food accessibility, food utilization and food systems stability.By carefully monitoring weather conditions it is possible...
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Climate inform one what would be the pattern of climate in the place usually one reside.U. S. A, Australia and Canada have the highest per-capita emissions.The term climate includes regular weather sequences like spring, winter, fall and weather, average weather conditions and special weather incidents like floods, tornadoes, hurricanes etc.For instance, New Orleans is having a humid climate, San Diego is famous for its mild climate, Seattle is renowned for its rainy climate and Buffalo is prominent of snowy climate.It is to be observed that though all the above places are situated in America, but still they are having dissimilar climate .
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Kenya are world class at long distance running as are morocco, this is mostly due to when they train, and what type of weather they train in.Some people may want to go out in the rain and train as they may find this enjoyable, but a lot of other people may dislike the cold and wet weather and stay indoors to participate in sport or just sit about.When the weather changes this can change most athletes’ attitude to training.This is the scene in Northern Ireland, and Sweden etc as these countries have unpredictable weather and climates so no one knows what type of day it is going to be.If the weather is hot all the time, athletes will train on a regular basis, but if the weather is cold and wet, the athletes will not be motivated enough to ...
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