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Climate change facts for kids

Interesting Facts about Climate Change

Over millions of years, and up to the present time, our climate continues to go through shifts. Some are more dramatic than others:

  • 800 to 600 million years ago, the Earth was so cold that it was covered with ice.
  • Every 40,000 years, the Earth changes positions
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Global warming effects on weather

Is Extreme Weather the New Normal?

Scientists have continually warned about the increase in extreme weather conditions, and yet whenever a disaster happens, people ask – is this Climate Change? The writing on the wall seems to be blurry and unclear.

Recently, extreme heat waves, droughts and the

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Burning of fossil fuels effects

The Consequences of our Continued Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Currently, the worldwide demand for fossil fuels is on the increase more than ever. With many countries reporting higher consumption and demand, companies that work on the supply side are gladly investing more resources, in the building of

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Shocking facts about climate change

Keep calm… there’s a shift in the weather!

Did you notice a change in the weather? Maybe it’s a little warmer where you are or suddenly you experience snow? What about the crazy storms hitting the tropical countries like Typhoon Yolanda? Climate change is real and it’s upon us. Global warming is not

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Temperature change over the last 100 years

Is it getting too hot, or what?

According to a continuous study conducted by the NASA’s Goddard institute, the Earth’s average global temperature has risen by 0.8 degrees Celsius or 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the thermometer readings have

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2014 un climate summit: is it time for a change?

The Climate Summit is an annual get-together of government leaders, heads of the private sector, environmental organizations and civil society, upon the invitation of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The purpose of this meeting is to unite the world towards one goal – lower our carbon emission. It

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Alarming facts about global warming

We need to do something now…

What will it take for us to take the dangers of Global Warming seriously? We read about it, hear about it and see the evidence all around us, but we shrug our shoulders when asked to do our share to fix the problem. Yes, it seems like a problem that’s too big for one

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Global warming definition for kids

A threat to life as we know it…

There are certain conditions that allow for life to flourish on Earth. One of these conditions is that it is neither too hot nor too cold for all living things. It’s just right – and we easily adapt to it. In the past, there were changes in the Earth’s temperature that

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Information about global warming

Believe it, it’s here…

From all corners of the globe, from the North to the South Pole and all the areas in between, the signs are showing - our planet is warming up. Our global temperature has increased by 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius). Most of the increase happened over the past 3

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Rising sea level effects

We can only live on 30% of our planet

We might have the impression that we own the planet, but in reality, we can live only on 30% of it. That’s the total land mass of the Earth. We need dry land to thrive and plant our crops for food. This is the same for all land dwelling animals. Our survival is

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Ice cap melting facts

The Canary in the Gold Mine…

The Ice Caps are like the canary in the gold mine… It will tell you when it’s time to start worrying about Global Warming.

In the last 100 years, the world’s global temperature increased by degree Celsius. What’s the big deal? On a global scale, it’s not easy to make the

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What does carbon footprint mean?

One small step for Man, One giant leap for Mankind…

Carbon footprint is the amount of energy, greenhouse gases and waste that is generated to support the lifestyle of a country, group or individual. You have your own carbon footprint.

If you live in a small cottage in the countryside, for example, you

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Global climate change facts

How much trouble are we in?

The last report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5 years ago painted a gloomy picture of our planet’s future – our future. They predicted that global temperature will rise by 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit in the next century! The next report is due

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Global warming temperature change

Earth has a Fever

...It’s at 14 degrees Celsius and rising. We cannot cope with a further 4 degrees Celsius increase in temperature.

Global warming is a controversial issue with some scientists saying that it’s real and some say that it’s nothing to be alarmed about. The debate is on whether human

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Temperature changes due to global warming

The Debate on Global Warming

Global warming is the term used to describe the increase in our average global temperatures, which can cause our planet’s climate to change.

It is being debated if global warming is a fact, or if it’s just a hoax that’s meant to scare people. There are differing views on

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