• Submitted By: armstead11
  • Date Submitted: 02/20/2009 8:58 PM
  • Category: Science
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Climate change is any long-term significant change in the expected patterns of average weather of a specific region over an appropriately significant period of time. Climate change reflects abnormal variations to the expected climate within the Earth's atmosphere and subsequent effects on other parts of the Earth, such as in the ice caps over durations ranging from decades to millions of years.

In paragraph two the author goes on to state that the IPCC has stated that, “human activities are influencing global warming.” In paragraph three Oreskes quotes the national academy of sciences stating that green house gases are accumulating in this atmosphere causing temperatures to rise. The author read 928 abstracts published in scientific journals with the keywords “Global Climate Change.” Seventy-five percent of the articles came to the same consensus that human activities are affecting the climate.

Being apart of life you use some senses to experience Global Climate Change. The sense of sight is used everyday. During Global Climate Change sight is used to see the snow melting in the middle of January. Also sight is used to not see much snowfall during the winter of 2009. Touch is another important sense used. This sense is used to feel the high temperatures in the middle of winter. Not only does it affect winter it affects the other seasons as well. During the summer I was employed at a pool as lifeguard, just about two to three times a week we closed by three o’clock because it was so cold outside. Hearing isn’t used during Global Climate Change. As well as taste, and smell are also not used.

The world is changing more and more everyday. One of the most obvious examples of Global Climate Change is in the Arctic. The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment is a chain of eight countries that includes Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden, and the United States of America. Global Climate Change is going to hit the poorest...