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Earth Month 2019: Climate Change

What is climate change?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

"Climate change refers to any significant change in the measures of climate lasting for an extended period of time. In other words, climate change includes major changes in temperature, precipitation, or wind patterns, among other effects, that occur over several decades or longer."

Watch this video from the EPA explaining the basics of climate change.

Explore

National Climate Assessment

U.S. government report summarizing the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future.  For highlights or the full report:

National Climate Assessment

Read the section on climate change in our area: 

Northwest

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 

View official reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an international body established by the United Nations for assessing the science related to climate change.  Access the full reports here:

IPCC Reports

Highlighted report:

Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees Centigrade
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