Facts About Climate Change
2 Important Words!
Don't get these 2 mixed up!
Climate: the average weather over the course of many years. Scientists usually measure a place's climate over 30 years by looking at what kind of weather the place has been having!
- For example: During the summer, the climate of Mexico is warm and humid. In the winter, the climate of Canada is cold and snowy.
Weather: a short specific event like rain, snow, sunshine or cloudy skies. We can tell if the climate is changing by looking at the weather! If it rains more often than usual for many years, the climate will be more rainy!
- For example: It is snowing today, but it will rain tomorrow.
Well, How Does The Earth Get Warm?
The Greenhouse Effect
Greenhouses are structures used to keep plants warm by trapping the warmth from the Sun. Earth does the same thing to keep the creatures living on it warm! Some human activities like the ones we list below, also produce gas. However, the atmosphere is now being overwhelmed with heat and gas which is causing the planet to warm up. That's why we have Global Warming which is another word for Climate Change.
If only I could do something to help!
Things That Cause Climate Change: