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Global Warming-Climate Change Too Dated? http://theev.

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First we had Global Warming as the preferred term to try and explain what was happening as the average atmospheric temperature of the planet had climbed according to a host of independent indicators to show an increase of just over a half of a degree Celsius over the past 160 years. The increasing trend started in the 1850s and then that trend started increasing in the 1970s with no evidence of a weakening or reversing trend in recent years.

Climate Crisis & Carbon Crisis are "In" Global Warming & Climate Change are "Out"

However, this term seemed to confuse some members of the general populace since some incorrectly believed any data or proof of cooling no matter how local or isolated somehow negated the overall warming trend. Climate Change was then adopted as the preferred term to explain the warming

phenomena because it could also incorporated the observed extreme changes in weather patterns and record breaking temperatures that one would expect to see with a warmer atmospheric temperature. Warmer air can hold more moisture which can lead to higher winds and stronger storm production especially over water and the planet is covered 2/3 by water. Higher winds also cause more evaporation, as does warmer temperatures, this adds even more moisture to the atmosphere creating even more extreme weather. Carbon Crisis and Climate Crisis are quickly becoming the new updated terms to better help focus the need to act now as the amount of carbon in the air has broken out of standard graphs and exceeded all previous trend lines by several factors going back not just a 1000 years, or 10,000 years, but over 400,000 years!

Climate Crisis & Carbon Crisis are the new terms gaining popularity by mainstream media.

More extreme weather events are occurring around the globe and island nations are not just losing coastlines but large areas of territory and fresh water supplies. The acidification of the oceans threaten not just the coral reefs but all sea life as well, which in turn affects humanities food supply. The UN food agency warned that climate change will already restrict water available for crops for decades to come. Large areas of irrigated land that rely on snowmelt and mountain glaciers, heavy populated river deltas will experience reduce water flows and increased salinity and rising sea levels up to 3 (1m) by the end of the century. The rising temperatures also drastically alter the types of crops that can survive where lands

remain arable.

Flooding and drought is already creating climate refugees and forcing people to move, which puts economic pressure on neighboring areas and countries. UN scientists have said any increase in average temperature of more than 2.0 C (3.6 F) above pre-industrial levels puts Earth is a danger zone. Now under some current trajectories, we could be looking at a 4.0 degree Celsius (9.2 degree Fahrenheit) increase and thats nothing less than an extended doomsday scenario causing a significant loss of life.