Saturday, March 11, 2017

What is Climate Change?

The Intergovernmental Panel on climate change (IPCC) refers to climate change as a change in the state of the climate that can be identified (e.g. using statistical tests) by changes in the mean and/or the variability of its properties, and that persists for an extended period, typically decades or longer. It refers to any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity.

The United Nations Framework Convention on climate change (UNFCCC), refers to climate change as a change of climate that is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and that is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods

More commonly, climate change is a shift in long-term average weather patterns The international scientific community agrees that there has been a significant change in global climate in recent years, particularly in the polar areas

The most noticeable and direct impact of climate change observed in recent years is global warming.

Global warming is a significant increase in global ambient temperatures

The recent warming trend is now known to be undoubtedly mainly caused by anthropic activity due to the addition of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere mostly through the burning of fossil fuels.

Source of Information : Climate Change: A Silent Threat by Sylvain Richer de Forges
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