Climate Questions

Despite the preponderance of scientific evidence about the realities of climate change, in some cases the media still portrays it as a controversy. This leads to confusion and many people are left with questions about climate change. Explore some of the frequently asked questions about climate and climate change.

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  • Recycling station

    One individual CAN make a difference, and even small efforts can add up to big change when people work together. Read more

  • Two scientists taking an ice core from a glacier

    According to a recent survey by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 97 percent of climate scientists agree that global climate change is occurring and that human activity is the primary cause. Read more

  • Flooding of the North Maintenance Area at Sandy Hook

    While we may use the terms "climate" and "weather" interchangeably, they are two very different things. "Weather" describes day-to-day conditions; "Climate" is the average of these weather conditions over long periods of time. As Mark Twain put it, "Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get." Read more

  • Houses and factories

    People affect their environments, and our history is alive with examples. As our population and technological capabilities increase over time, so does our ability to impact the environment on a global scale. Read more

  • Wind turbines

    While alternative energy producers may be more expensive in the short-term, when long-term costs such as pollution, global warming, and quality of life are factored in, alternative energy is by far more cost effective. Read more

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