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What is Climate Change?

Climate change involves the various changes within our climate that results in significant weather transformations over a period of time. Many causes of climate change are natural, but studies have also proven that humans have had their fair share of contribution towards climate change as well. The natural causes of climate change can range from fluctuating temperatures and precipitation to changes in volcanic activity, solar output, and the Earth's orbit around the Sun. However, as mentioned before, causes of climate change can be human-related as well. These can include but are not limited to, the destruction of trees and forests, the burning of fossil fuels, and the buildup of greenhouse gases. Activities such as the ones described above end up changing the land surface and release various substances into our atmosphere over a period of time. Ultimately, when this happens, the amount of energy consumed and the amount energy discharged can influence both warming and cooling effects on the climate. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other gases that trap heat into the atmosphere have inadvertently warmed the Earth and are causing a large range of impacts. All of the above contributions have added to an increasing regularity of natural disasters, fires, droughts, rainfall, floods, rises in sea levels, and global warming. Which brings us to, how do we particularly prepare for these potential disastrous events?

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3 Steps

STEP 1: Raise Climate Change Awareness.

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STEP 2: Implementation.

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STEP 3: Spread the word.

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