15 Jul Climate Change and Carbon Emissions
Editorial cartoon by Adam Zyglis taken from the Buffalo News
Let’s get this fact out of the way: Climate change is real.
It’s hard to imagine that in this day and age there are still people who deny the science behind climate change. Most deniers point to the cold weather and simply say, that climate change can’t be real since it still gets cold. This logic fails to realize that weather and climate are two different things. Weather talks about our day to day state and deals with shorter terms while climate describes the long-term state. Over the past 15 years, the Earth has consistently been warmer and breaking heat records. This points to a trend as opposed to a one off event.
There’s a lot of information out there about climate change and today I’d like to share two of my favorites. Both are quick videos packed with all the basics of carbon and climate change. Enjoy!
First off is from Bill Nye for the National Geographic:
Next is a cartoon made by the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota: