CLIMATE CHANGE or GLOBAL WARMING?!

April 23, 2010 at 12:31 am 1 comment

Climate change or global warming?! We often hear both terms in public discourse without any distinction between the two and so many people are confused as to what the difference between the two is.  One way to look at it is that climate change,  as described in the previous post, is simply the long-term changes in weather patterns. This change can either be  towards a warmer climate, where the average temperatures increase or towards a cooler climate, where we notice a decrease in the  average temperatures. So, in a broad sense any change in climate can fall in the category of  “climate change”. What we anticipate  in the future, and to a certain degree now, is an increase in the global temperatures thus making our climate warmer and hence the name global warming!

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Green Restaurants in San Jose Earth Day by Eugene Cordero (Associate Professor, Department of Meteorology and Climate Science. San Jose State University)

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  • 1. Amr K  |  April 27, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    WOW! That’s very interesting..

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