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Climate Change - What is the Evidence and What are the Effects?

Scientists continue to learn more, but it's clear that climate change and global warming and cooling cycles have been going onUN Climate Change Conference again and again since the far distant past. Until quite recently almost everyone thought that climate change belonged only in the far distant past or in the far distant future, but certainly not in our time. Although global warming is still a controversial issue, as evidence continues to accumulate, it is becoming increasingly evident that climate change can take place more rapidly than we had previously thought, and that human activities leading to increased greenhouse gas emissions are having an effect. Learn more about climate change evidence and effects through the many Bright Hub articles on the subject.

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Latest Articles on Climate Change
How Does Global Warming Affect Wind Currents?

It's all about wind- literally. Wind directly influences climate, which makes wind a central issue in the debate over climate change...

How Animals Adapt to Climate Change in the Sahara

The Sahara Desert is the world's biggest, and indeed a harsh environment for the creatures native to its massive wilderness. Read on for a discussion of how Saharan animals may...

New Uses for Carbon Dioxide

Use carbon dioxide instead of sequestering it? Sound far-fetched? This article explains some of the current uses of CO2 in consumer products, medicines, and industry and research...

Using Oceanography to Predict Climate Change

Charles Greene and colleagues weigh in on how oceanography can be used to predict climate change....

Most Popular Articles on Climate Change
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    Plate Tectonics Effects Climate Change

    There are a few phenomena which, though not man-made, affect the climate of the atmosphere to a great extent. Plate tectonics movement is one such effect that has been affecting climate change for a long...

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    Understanding the Global Carbon Cycle

    Carbon is one of the most plenteous elements found on earth and is essential for all life. The carbon cycle consists of biogeochemical progressions in which the carbon is subjected to chemical reactions...

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    Problems with the Green Revolution

    Need help in understanding problems with the Green Revolution? Even though the Green Revolution is attributed to saving millions of lives, certain individuals claim that it also produces problems....

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    Afforestation: Meaning, Importance and Current Efforts

    Afforestation is the effort to plant trees in barren lands so as to create a forest. It is important because it helps check the over-use of natural resources by providing an alternative source pool. Learn...

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    Conservation of the Temperate Deciduous Forest: What You Need to Know

    Conservation of the temperate deciduous forest is essential if we want these forests, their flora, and their wildlife around in the future. Read on to learn what is being done to preserve these very important...

More About Climate Change
A Primer on the Relationship Between Deforestation and Global Warming

The relationship between deforestation and global warming is both straightforward and complex. Here is a description of how trees fight climate change. Included are ways trees directly...

The IPCC And What It Does

The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change, or IPCC, is one of the most powerful forces in the climate change debate, both within the scientific community and amongst policy makers...