DEFINING CLIMATE CHANGE - John Wawrzonek

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DEFINING CLIMATE CHANGE
CLIMATE CHANGE disrupts both weather and climate.

WEATHER is what happens locally and for relatively short periods, possibly for as short has a day or even as long as a year.

FOR CLIMATE CHANGE TO BE PRESENT the weather must change in one of two ways:

1. THE AVERAGE WEATHER must change over an extended period of time, and/or

2. THERE MUST BE A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN WEATHER ANOMILIES over an extended period of time.

The present climate easily meets these criteria. Examples are:

1. A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN TEMPERATURE over many decades.

2. HISTORIC PATTERNS OF WEATHER change significantly over many decades.

3. A CONTINUOUS RISE IN SEA LEVEL.

4. LARGER AND MORE INTENSE STORMS.

5. MANY INSTANCES OF RECORD DROUGHT.

6. A GREAT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER AND INSTENSITY OF WILDFIRES.

7. A DISRUPTION OF OCEAN CURRENTS.

And many others.

DROUGHT, WORLDWIDE
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