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Friday, February 6, 2009

Blog Challenge 3

Somehow the topic of climate change has become a political issue. In order to become a good citizen, you need to learn to separate science from bias and opinion. So let's explore a bit of where the bias might have come from and see if we can focus on the science...

Questions:

1. Define "global warming" and "climate change."
2. What is the main difference between the two above phrases?
3. How do you feel when you hear each of the above phrases? Is there any difference in your reaction to the two?
4. Ask your parents how they would define each, and how they feel when each is brought up. Why do you think that is?
5. What would you like me to ask Dr. Peter Kershaw, the head researcher, about his findings on climate change over the course of the past several years?

81 Comments:

At February 6, 2009 at 3:57 PM , Anonymous 3 - Danielle Rocco said...

1. Global Warming: The heating of earth's surface caused by a combination of greenhouse gasses, changes in solar radiance, and thinning of the o-zone layer

Climate Change: Any changse in the state of the climate that can be identified by changes in the average or the variability of temperature or percipitaion, and lasts for an extended period of time.

2. Global warming and climate change relate to eachother because, climate change and differences in climate change happen and are side effects of global warming.

3. When i hear global warming, its more of a scarier word them climate change, so i worry more than as if someone were to say there is climate change, it doesn't make me worry.

4. My parents do not know the difference between the two. But they knew a brisk definition of global warming, and they said it was earth heating up due to the pollutions human put in the air. They think that people should do more to try and slow down global warming.

5. I would ask him, if the data shows extremely scary effects on the earth in the future. Also i would like to know how much hotter earth's surface is actually getting each year.

 
At February 6, 2009 at 6:42 PM , Anonymous 1- kelli Burbridge said...

1. Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. Climate change is any long-term significant change in the expected patterns of average weather of a specific region (or, more relevantly to contemporary socio-political concerns, of the Earth as a whole) over an appropriately significant period of time.

2. Climate change is about much more than how warm or cool our temperatures are. Whereas "global warming" refers to increasing global temperatures, "climate change" refers to regional conditions. Climate is defined by a number of factors, including average regional temperature as well as day/night temperature patterns and seasonal temperature patterns, humidity,
precipitation.

3. When I hear climate change i just think of day to day change in temperature and how it is not that big of deal. When I hear global warming i think of the earth dying and how the glaciers are melting and how we have to fix the earth soon or the earth will be destroyed.

4. My mother think global warming is a problem but she thinks it will go away eventually. When she hears global warming she thinks of the green house gases getting stuck in the atmosphere and that is only a phase the earth is going through. She thinks this because she likes to be realistic. My father on the other hand doesn't think global warming exists and it never will so her refuses to define it cause it doesn't exists according to him. He thinks this because he is stubborn and a republican (if that means anything).

5. I would like you to ask Dr. Kershaw: Are Recent Extreme Weather Events, Like the Large Number of Atlantic Hurricanes in 1995, Due to Global Warming?

 
At February 6, 2009 at 11:34 PM , Anonymous 4- said...

1.
global warming-the gradual increase in the earth's surface temperature.
climate change-changes in regional climate characteristics, including temp, humidity, rainfall, wing and severe weather events.
2.
climate change is refers to regional conditions whereas global warming refers to increasing global temperatures.
3.
When i hear climate change i think of the change in temperature, and how different things affect it. The phrase global warming is more of a harsher subject that deals with the earths climate temperature increasing much too quickly. compared to climate change, i would say that global warming is more serious and somewhat of a more threatening phrase.
4.
My parents thought that the phrases meant the same thing. (change in earths temperature over a long period of time) I think they thought this because, global warming and climate change are such similar ideas that they just assumed they were the same.
5.
Ask him if he is worried for our future, or if the data he collected over the years was not as drastic as we are being told.

 
At February 6, 2009 at 11:35 PM , Anonymous 4-Alana Anderson said...

1.
climate change-changes in regional climate characteristics, including temp, humidity, rainfall, wing and severe weather events.
2.
climate change is refers to regional conditions whereas global warming refers to increasing global temperatures.
3.
When i hear climate change i think of the change in temperature, and how different things affect it. The phrase global warming is more of a harsher subject that deals with the earths climate temperature increasing much too quickly. compared to climate change, i would say that global warming is more serious and somewhat of a more threatening phrase.
4.
My parents thought that the phrases meant the same thing. (change in earths temperature over a long period of time) I think they thought this because, global warming and climate change are such similar ideas that they just assumed they were the same.
5.
Ask him if he is worried for our future, or if the data he collected over the years was not as drastic as we are being told.

 
At February 7, 2009 at 10:44 AM , Anonymous 4-John Echelberger said...

1. Global warming - increse in average temperature.
climate change - Change in overall weather.
2. global warming is the increase in temperature while climate change can go either way.
3. I feel like climate change is inevitable but global warming is a very bad thing that has to be stoped.
4. they feel that there is a lot we can do to help the climate.
5. what is the best thing humanity can do to help earth be at its best.

 
At February 7, 2009 at 4:20 PM , Anonymous 3 - Drew McGann said...

1. Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. Climate Change is weather is the day-to-day state of the atmosphere, and is a chaotic non-linear dynamical system that manifests itself (generally) in the lower atmosphere as wind, rain and the variations in temperature from those phenomena, as well as the influence of incoming solar radiation. Climate is a cybernetic system that is the long-term result of the average of all weather conditions over a given period of time.

2. Climate change involves increasing or decreasing temperatures or precipitation, or other changing weather patterns. It could be localized or widespread. Global warming, as its name implies, means only increasing temperatures over the entire earth. Climate change is a fact that can be documented from past measurements. Global warming is a theory that attempts to predict a future occurrence. Climate change is accepted as a natural phenomenon. Global warming is blamed entirely on mankind's action.

3. I feel that our continent is going through a warming process which is called one of these two things. I have no difference in reaction between these two.

4. My mom said that global warming is when the ice caps are starting to melt and that climate change is when our continent is slowly starting to get warmer over time. She said that over a long period of time, the temperature is going to rise a lot and things are going to start melting and she feels kinda bad for all the animals. I think that is because she likes to be around animals.

5. Is there anyway that we can stop global warming or climate change?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 12:10 AM , Anonymous 1- Aulbree Cook said...

1. Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation.
Climate change is any long-term significant change in the expected patterns of average weather of a specific region over an appropriately significant period of time.

2.Planet Earth's current warming trend is based largely on natural warming and cooling cycles that have been happening for eons. Climate change is about much more than how warm or cool our temperatures are.

3. I thik global warming is a huge issue in todays world. There are many ways we can help dillute the amount of pollution and help reduce global warming. Climate change is important too because I hate it when it is freezing cold in the morning and then super hot in the afternoon. It is so hard to pick my wardrope on these climate changes. :)

4. My dad thinks it is a huge issue that needs to be addressed. He feels eager to help reduce pollution and saves the fishes in the sea. This is because he cares about the environment and thinks it should be preserved.

5. I think you should ask him how he got interested in becoming a researcher on climate change and what he predicts the world will be like in the future if global warming continues.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 10:20 AM , Anonymous 1-Brandon Lai said...

1.Global Warming: The gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere.
Climate Change: Changes in regional climate characteristics, including temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind, and severe weather events.
2. The main difference between the two is that global warming is the increased in temperature across the entire Earth, while climate change refers to changing temperatures within a certain region.
3. When I hear the phrases I feel that something needs to be done, but that it will take a lot of hard work. To me, there really isn’t a difference between the two.
4. My parents said that they were both meant the increasing temperature of the earth. They didn’t really have an opinion on it.
5. I’d like to know how was the temperature is increasing and at what rate it is.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 10:31 AM , Anonymous 3-Olivia Twilegar said...

1. Global warming is the increase of the average temperature of the Earth's surface
Climate Change is any type of change in expected weather of a specific region.
2. The main difference between them is that global warming affects the whole world and climate change affects a region.
3. Yes, because global warming is affecting us wordly so it is a big impact on everyone.
4. My dad says global warming is affecting our world today and climate change is in areas. He says we should be more aware of global warming.
5. What can help stop global warming?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 10:33 AM , Anonymous 3-Olivia Twilegar said...

Hudson's Bay role in the last ice age brought the climate a little bit colder. Last winter the bay was frozen around 50 percent. In 1959 the climate was around 60 percent. Ice caps exist because when ice covers less than 50,000 km and lie over the top of mountains so the ice will flow away at its highest point. While being in Churchill, you would see lots of snow and polar bears and birds. You can take pictures of the beautiful sites and polar animals

 
At February 8, 2009 at 11:08 AM , Anonymous 4 - Morgan Sears said...

1.Global warming: An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
Climate Change: A change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability over comparable time periods

2.The main difference between these two terms is that climate change does not necessarily have to be caused by humans. Global warming is caused by the holes in the ozone layer caused by humans.

3.When I hear the above terms, it does not really impact me. I do not believe that global warming would have a significant impact in my life time. I do worry about the polar bears though. When I hear both of the terms, I usually think of them as the same thing.

4.When I asked my parents to define both Global Warming and Climate Change, they came up with the standard definitions: global warming is the melting of the ice caps and making the earth hotter, and for climate change, the said it was a change in the world’s climate. They feel that it is a terrible thing that this is happening.

5.I would like you to ask Dr. Peter Kershaw, that I heard that the global temperature actually lowered this year, if it is true, what does it mean for global warming?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 11:21 AM , Anonymous 5-Maseah Rasta said...

1.Global Warming: The rise in the world’s temperature due to the greenhouse effect.
Climate Change: A change in the world’s climate.

2.Climate Change involves the decrease in average temperature where Global Warming is the steady rise in average temperature.

3.I feel both cases are terrible as both have been increased due to the last century of human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels.

4.When I asked my parents how they each felt of Climate Change and Global Warming, they confessed that they had not really thought of them due to it not being a very serious issue when they were growing up. They both could not really give me a definite definition of the words.

5.I would like you to ask him what human activity factor had most likely effected Climate Change the most.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 11:37 AM , Anonymous 3 - Trenton Hughes said...

1. Global warming is an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect. Climate change is any long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area. 2. Global warming is the increase in temp, while climate change can be warming or cooling. 3. I feel that global warming will have bad results for us in the future and climate change sounds a little less serious to me. 4. My mother said global warming is the warming of the planet due to greenhouse gases and she doesnt believe in it. She feels climate change is when the climate goes up or down and she feels this is more realistic. 5. It would be interesting to ask if he believes global warming is real, and if so what can be done to help the problem.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 1:59 PM , Anonymous 3-Aaron Jones said...

1. Global warming is an increase of the average temperature on Earth & caused when harmful gases are sent into the atmosphere they break down the ozone layer.
Climate change is any change in global temperature and precipitation over time due to natural variability or to human activity.
2. The main difference between the two is "Global Warming" refers to the increase of the Earth's average surgace temperatures due to a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. "Climate Change" is a broader term that refers to long term changes in the climate, including average temperatures and precipitation.
3. Global warming sounds more serious to me. It also sounds like something new that was made up by people concerned about the environment. Climate change sounds like a term that scientist have used for years.
4. My mom said she thought global warming was the way the ozone was being affected from the chemicals and junk that we are releasing into the atmosphere. This is causing the earth to get warmer and warmer and the sun to be more damaging to our skin. Climate change is the changes in temps over the years. I think she answered this way because we always hear about global warming and climate change isn't talked about as much in everyday life.
5. Ask if climate change has changed in the last several years since people have started to be more aware of how we treat the atmosphere than it was changing in years past.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 2:48 PM , Anonymous 4- Allie Roy said...

1) global warming is the increase in he average temperature of the earths near surface air and oceans. climate change- is any long-term significant change in the expected patterns of average weather of a specific region over an appropriately significant period of time.

2)the difference between the two is climate change usually refers to changes in modern climate.

3) I feel that global waming is really a more scary term. climae change is describing weather and global warming is almost a warning.

4) When I asked m parents what they think about the two terms they agree with me. My mom thinks global warming is scary and we do eveything to help out the earh.

5) Is this limate change bound to leave to the earth freezing over or ove heating?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 4:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Climate change is the long-term average of a region's weather events lumped together.global warming refers to an average increase in the Earth's temperature, which in turn causes changes.
2.the difference is global warming is the annual increase of tempature.
3.when i hear the two phrases i feel concerned about the future of the planet.
4.they also feel concerned because of what we are doing to the enviroment and all of the pollution.
5.i want you to ask him when the world is going to end.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 5:48 PM , Anonymous 5-Katie Murray said...

1.) Global warming is the increase in average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere. Climate change is a change in the world's climate.

2.) Global warming is referred to the Earth's average surface temp. & climate change is more broad, and is referred to long-term changes in the climate.

3.) I feel like people make a bigger deal of global warming than they do with climate change. People believe that global warming is more our fault, but nobody really makes a big deal out of climate change, even though they are both very similiar, and probably have the same affects.

4.) My mom's description of global warming & climate change is that they are both just a change in the Earth's temperature. She feels that they are not that big of a deal, and that it is not a huge problem. I think that my mom is not as edcuated about global warming as I am, but I do agree that as of right NOW, no body is really dying of global warming, but in the future it will be a bigger problem than it is today.

5.) I would like you to ask Dr. Peter Kershaw if climate change is as big of a threat as global warming is.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 6:11 PM , Anonymous 5-Emilio Fuentes said...

1)Global warming- An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere, especially a sustained increase sufficient to cause climatic change.
Climate Change-Any change in global temperatures and precipitation over time due to natural variability or to human activity.

2)one is a changed climate from human activity and one changes the atmosphere due to several variables

3)when i hear the phrases i just think that we are eventualy going to ruin our earth. as far as i'm concerned its the same thing

4)hahaha my mom thinks that global warming isnt happening, my dad just thinks that they are the same thing too. my mom thinks peopled should recycle and my dad thinks that its not a problem.

5)you should ask him how seiously the climate change is. how soon will we will see the effects of the climate change

 
At February 8, 2009 at 6:22 PM , Anonymous 4-Jim Schade said...

1.global warming – the world getting warmer
climate change - a climate changing
2.climate change has a less serious sound to it than global warming does and it could be either cooling or warming
3.global warming sounds more severe to me because I've hear the word used more often in a negative context. Climate change sounds less severe because it doesn't seem as though it's talking about the popular issue of global warming when I hear about it. I feel more serious when I hear the words “global warming” than when I hear “climate change”
4.global warming - “climate changes that are being produced by changes in the polar ice cap which as the result of changes in the ozone layer”
climate change - “changes in the earth's atmosphere as a direct result of global warming”
5.Do you think if all of the things that the Kyoto treaty proposes were to pass that global warming would stop?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 6:39 PM , Anonymous 3-Casey Andrews said...

1. Global warming expresses the human caused phenomenon that is raising world temperatures while climate change expresses the earths natural cycle of warming and cooling.
2. The main difference is that global warming pins all the guilt on mankind making me feel like it is going to be a huge disaster that will inevitably take its toll on us all while climate change makes the phenomenon seem natural and makes me feel as if there is nothing to worry about. It is this way because there are two sides to the story. Some people advocate the idea of global warming and that we can make a difference in what is going to happen, while others believe that this is all part of a natural process. When you speak with Dr. Peter, i would like to know how rapidly the ice is thawing at the poles and how much longer before this has a great affect on our world.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 6:47 PM , Anonymous 3-Gavin Andrews said...

1. Global warming is the human caused warming of the globe while climate change expresses the earths natural cycle of warming and cooling.
2. The main difference is thatglobal warming puts all the blame on humans co2 emissions while climate change seems natural and harmless. Global warming makes me feel scared and distrustful in humanity because we have done so much harm to the earth. Climate change makes me feel like everything will be ok and we shouldn't worry about global warming. It is like this because so many people have opposing views and each term supports each side of the argument.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 6:49 PM , Anonymous 4-Veronica Hampson said...

1.global warming-an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.
climate change-any long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area
2.Global warming is all over and climate change is more based on location.
3.When I hear the phrases I'm not really sure what to think sometimes.It definately scares me though.My reaction is different because when I hear global warming it sounds like a more dangerous threat.
4.My mom doesn't really pay too much attention to everything it doesn't seem to be that big of a problem to her.I think this is because when she was my age nothing like this was really brought up so it seems crazy.
5.I would want you to ask if the speed of global warming seems to be going faster or if its gradual.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 6:51 PM , Anonymous 5-Tricia Rice said...

Blog Three Questions
1.) Global warming is the rise of global temperatures warming the earth. Climate change is when the climate temperatures increase or decrease due to the regions of the earth.

2.)The difference between them is climate change refers to any change in condition, while global warming specificly refers to an increase in temperature.

3.) I feel concerned about the above phrases. They both bring me the same reaction.

4.) My parents said that global warming is rise in temperature by what we've created and climate change is change in weather condition. They feel concerned about them too.

5.) I question I would ask is, what were the charts like 10 years ago compared to now?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 7:10 PM , Anonymous 4-Sarah Anderson said...

1. Global warming is is the increase in the temperature of the Earth's surface air and oceans. Climate change is the daily state/change in the atmosphere and the average of all weather conditions over a given period of time.

2. The difference between them is global warming is a change in the air and temperature drastically changing Earth's climate and conditions. Climate change is something that is always happening and affects the atmosphere.

3. I feel like climate change is dealing with the weather and global warming is something to fear, that will change our Earth in a negative way, even if it may be just a theory.

4. My parent defines climate change as the weather and global warming as an idea that scientists have found to define abnormal weather patterns. I think this is felt because it has been being talked about for so long and nothing drastic has happened.

5. I think you should ask what the future should be like in comparison to the old studies.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 7:11 PM , Anonymous 3-dylanreda said...

Global warming is an increase in the earth's atmospheric temperature that causes changes in climate and may cause greenhouse effect. Climate change is any long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area.

Global warming causes the greenhouse effect to worsen, while climate change is caused by the greenhouse.

I feel like everything that is happening in the world is out(humans) problem and we are the ones who cause global warming.

both parents feel like this will ultimatley be the end of many species and that it will cause many more problems in the future if we dont try to fix it.

I would like to know how it will effect polar bear poplations in the next 2 to 3 years.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 7:25 PM , Anonymous 5- Brina Carrier said...

1. Define "global warming" and "climate change."
Global warming is the sun's rays and heat getting trapped inside the earth's atmosphere because it's too thick with greenhouse gases. Thus, the earth overheats and causes problems in the environment.

Climate change is any major change in the normal weather patterns in a specific place.


2. What is the main difference between the two above phrases?
One is man-caused and the other is not.


3. How do you feel when you hear each of the above phrases? Is there any difference in your reaction to the two?
I feel like global warming can be helped, where as climate change just happens. MAYBE climate change happens because of global warming, but that (in my opinion) is a stretch.

4. Ask your parents how they would define each, and how they feel when each is brought up. Why do you think that is?
My mom said, "Global warming is a rise of temperatures in the globe, [which is a man- caused problem] and climate change is all over the planet [which can't be helped]"

I think that's her opinion because she's a democrat, and she cares about the environment.

5. What would you like me to ask Dr. Peter Kershaw, the head researcher, about his findings on climate change over the course of the past several years?

What does HE think about the global warming? Does he think it's all a made up concept used to scare people, or is it real and happening?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 7:30 PM , Anonymous 1-Andrew Knauf said...

BlOG 3

1.Global warming is when humans put out gases and poisens and teh greenhouse effect tkes place and traps those gases teh earth becomes much warmer.
Climate change is change over time in air water temps, ice caps

2.Global Warming is overal warming of teh planet,based on average temperature over the entire surface.
Climate change changes in regional climate characteristics, including temperature,humidity,rainfall, wind,and sever weather events.

3.When i hear global warming i think of polution and what we are doing that is hurting the earth. When I hear climate change i think of normal weather patterens that teh earth is going through.

4.MY parents said that it is a serious issue but they do not know enogh about and are not very interested.

5.How can you hepl teh polar bears

 
At February 8, 2009 at 7:33 PM , Anonymous 1-Hannah McDermott said...

1.Global Warming:The progressive gradual rise of the earth's surface temperature thought to be caused by the greenhouse effect and responsible for changes in global climate patterns.
Climate Change:Any long-term significant change in the “average weather” that a given region experiences. Average weather may include average temperature, precipitation and wind patterns.
2.Global warming is basically just the name for the world's current change in climate.
3.Global warming makes it sound like it is all our fault and makes the issue sound more urgent. While climate change sounds like the earth's natural cycle. I see it as global warming being what we, as humanity, do to affect the earth's climate. Climate change is just what normal.
4.My parents said that when they hear "global warming" they feel happy because they want the weather to be like Cabo down here in San Clemente. They defined Global Warming as Climate Change. I think this is so because, who wouldn't want perfect warm weather down here?
5.How significant is human impact on the earth's climate compared to the impact from volcano eruptions or other massive natural occurrences?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 7:45 PM , Anonymous 1-Demi M. said...

1.Global Warming-An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere, especially a sustained increase sufficient to cause climatic change. Climate Change-Any change in global temperatures and precipitation over time due to natural variability or to human activity.
2.Global warmin-refers to the increase of the Earth's average surface temperature, due to a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Climate change-is a broader term that refers to long-term changes in climate, including average temperature and precipitation.
3.Yes, I think of them differently because one is a bigger chnage I believe while the other is gradual.
4.Well, to be honest my mom has no idea about either of them really and the one that she has heard about more is global warming and she believes that is natural and its supposed to happen but people are inreasingthe process.
5. I would like to know if the patterns are normal and if they had changed dramatically?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 7:49 PM , Anonymous 5- McGuire GIllan said...

1. Global warming is the increase in the average tempurature of the earths surface. CLimate change is a long term significant change in patterns that should be expected.
2. The difference between Global Warming and Climate Change is that they are both measured in different time intervals and can actually not really be compared to one another.
3. When i hear the word gobal warming, honestly i do not agree with it so i believe that it is going to be mostly made up. on the other hand when i used to hear the word climate change i did think it had to do with global warming but now that i have done alittle research i understand it much better.
4. Both my parents feel the same way about the two above words, and they both agree its a concern, not so much for their life, but it will be in the future. Yet they do think decisions that they make in their lifetime will affect us and our children for the future generations to come. I think the reason this is, is because my parents are very up to date with the newspaper and the news, and well educated from reading books, they said they " do not loose sleep over it, but they think it is a concern."
5. ALthough i am not interested in CLimate change or Global Warming at all i would think it would be interesting to hear what Dr. Peter Kershaw would have to say about global warming or climate change. i am not agianst listening to ones opinion and i do not think it is out of line for people such as Al Gore who believe in global warming. Yet i have my opinion and they have theirs.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 7:54 PM , Anonymous 4 - Rachael Clark said...

1. Global warming is an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes changes in climate. It may result from the greenhouse effect. Climate change is any long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area.
2. The main difference is global warming refers to earth as a whole and climate change refers to certain areas of earth.
3. I don't have any major reactions to either of the two above phrases.
4. My mom, when asked, said global warming is the increase in earth's temperature and climate change is when the weather changes. She doesn't have any significant feelings toward global warming/climate change.
5. How has the climate of Churchill changed over the course of the past several years? Did it greatly contribute to global warming?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 7:59 PM , Anonymous 4 - Max Axline said...

1) Global Warming is an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.

Climate Change is any long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area.

2) The main difference between Climate Change and Global Warming is that Global Warming is an overall warming of the planet, based on average temperature over the entire surface.

However, Climate Change is any changes in regional climate characteristics, including temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind, and severe weather events.

3) When i hear these two phrases it makes me mad. How can we be so "smart" but not even care what is happening to our world. There is a difference in my reaction to the two now because I understand that they are two different subject areas now. Before this blog I thought these two subjects were the almost the same thing, but now I know otherwise.

4) I asked my parents what they thought on this subject matter and they seemed to know the differences between the two. However when the subjects are brought up they dont care to much about them. I think this is because we have been polluting our atmosphere for a long time now and they have grown ude to it.

5) I would like you to ask Dr. Peter Kershaw what the most interezting thing he has learned from his research and why.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 8:02 PM , Anonymous 4-Joseph said...

Global warming is an overall increase in world temperatures which can be caused by heat being trapped by greenhouse gases. climate change is a change in weather in a predicted long range forecast. When i hear global warming i think of something threatening and preventable. When i think of climate change i think of a normal change of weather patterns. when my parents talk about global warming they talk about green house gases and pollution and they think climate change is the same thing. I would like to ask how much global warming has changed and elevated in the past few years

 
At February 8, 2009 at 8:15 PM , Anonymous 4-tyler roche said...

1.An overall increase in world temperatures which may be caused by additional heat being trapped by greenhouse gases.Climate change is any long-term significant change in the “average weather” that a given region experiences. Average weather may include average temperature, precipitation and wind
3. Scared because that can effect us and the animals that live on
4.they said they thought it was the sme thing just in different wording they feel the same way i do about it worried that if we dont change our ways we are in troule
5, how much time do we have until the woeld starts taking on severe weather changes whether it be increase or decease

 
At February 8, 2009 at 8:24 PM , Anonymous 3 - McKenzie Campagna said...

1. Global Warming: an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect
Climate Change: any long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area
2. Main differences: Global Warming is mainly caused by human beings. Also, Global Warming is a theory that is not accepted by all scientists.
3. I don't feel anything when I hear these words because I have not researched global warming enough to know whether or not it is real, and if it is, if humans are contributing.
4. My dad believes in Global Warming. He thinks that human beings are contributing to the warming of the "globe"
5. Is Global Warming real in your opinion? Why do you think so? Who/What is being affected? What will happen within the next 5 years if Global Warming continues.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 8:27 PM , Anonymous 1-Eva Hinton said...

1. Define "global warming" and "climate change."

Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation.
Climate change is is any long-term significant change in the expected patterns of average weather of a specific region over an appropriately significant period of time.

2. What is the main difference between the two above phrases?

Global warming takes actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as for climate change reflects abnormal variations to the expected climate within the Earth's atmosphere.

3. How do you feel when you hear each of the above phrases? Is there any difference in your reaction to the two?

I feel that global warming can cause more problems for humanity, and it is caused by humans, and can possibly be reduced or stopped if we took action. I also think that climate change is not as disastrous because it is uncontrollable, and happens with nature.

4. Ask your parents how they would define each, and how they feel when each is brought up. Why do you think that is?

Both my parents feel that my generation will be the most affected by global warming, and they also said that global warming is caused by us. As for climate change they both feel that it is a course of nature that happens around the world in different periods of time, but with the affect of global warming the climate change can be disastrous. I think that my parents said this because things we do in our everyday life style is horrible for our enviroment and is actually starting to affect humans.

5. What would you like me to ask Dr. Peter Kershaw, the head researcher, about his findings on climate change over the course of the past several years?

I would like you ask him if there is any possible ways humanity can help stop global warming, and if it isn't stopped then what will my generation be facing in the next twenty years?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 8:40 PM , Anonymous 1- Michael Egan said...

1. Global warming is the increase of Earth's average temperature gradually increasing. Climate change is the long term change of typical weather patterns and occurrences.

2. Climate change covers the entire topic in a broad sense, whereas global warming refers to a climate change in which the temperature is increasing.

3. I think of both as the same phrase since our Earth's current climate change is global warming.

4. My mother feels the same on the two phrases as myself. She probably feels that way because we are both going through a climate change in our environment that will inevitably effect our civilization.

5. How does he feel about the neglect of the topic by many and how the brush it off as nonsense produced by the media?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 8:43 PM , Anonymous 4 - Jennika Guerrero said...

1 Global warming is an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse affect. Climate change is any long term significant change in the weather patterns of an area.
2 The main difference in the two phrases is that global warming is the increase in temperature while climate change is dealing with long term weather patterns.
3 When I hear global warming I think it is more negative than climate change. When we hear global warming we hear all of the negatives that are involved. Climate change I feel isnt as negative, I feel it is mainly just taking about changes in the weather and the study of the changes.
4 My dad said that he would define global warming as the planet gowing up degrees and the temperatures having an adverse affect on things such as glaciars, rain forests, and the amount of oxygen in the air. All of this is having an adverse affect on life on the earth. When thinking of these words he is upset because he feels that it is going to leave the children with a lot of problems in the future.
5 I would like to ask him about global warming if I had the chance. I'm so curious to know if it has increased and gotten worse since the Al Gore film in the past few years.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 8:47 PM , Anonymous 1 - Taylor Abramson said...

1. Global Warming-
an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere
Climate Change- a change in the world's climate

2. Global warming is said to be the cause of climate change which would ultimiatly screw up many things on earth.

3. When I hear the above phrases i feel uncomfortable because we are said to be destroying the earth for future generations to come with our polluting ways.

4. My parents have two opposite feelings on global warming resulting in climate change. My dad is a strong Al Gore supporter and things that we need to change the way we live while my mom is not as firm on the issue. I think it is because my parents are two opposite people with opposing viewpoints.

5. I would ask how drastic the changes have been and if we follow the same patterns that we are today, how will our earth be effected in 50 years? 100?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 9:16 PM , Anonymous 3-Alex Bunganich said...

1. Global Warming: the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation.
Climate Change: any long-term significant change in the expected patterns of average weather of a specific region.
2. Global Warming : An overall warming of the planet, based on average temperature over the entire surface.
Climate Change : Changes in regional climate characteristics, including temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind, and severe weather events.
3. Thinking of these two things make me want to be more prepared because any kind of weather can hit at almost anytime.
4. My parents defined these 2 definations basically exactly how they are. They feel the same way i do about the two.
5. When is global warming going to be in full effect?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 9:28 PM , Anonymous 5-Dylan Benson said...

Global Warming:an increase in temperature relating to greenhouse gasses. Climate Change: The natural change in any given climate. The key difference is one is natural and the other is man made. I feel one is real and the other is yet to be proven.My mother believes both can be real problems. She feels global warming is over done though. We don't like Al Gore in my family and refer to him as man bear pig.So we don't like to talk about global warming. You should ask him how real he thinks global warming is and if it will destroy our world.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 9:29 PM , Anonymous 5-Dylan Benson said...

Global Warming:an increase in temperature relating to greenhouse gasses. Climate Change: The natural change in any given climate. The key difference is one is natural and the other is man made. I feel one is real and the other is yet to be proven.My mother believes both can be real problems. She feels global warming is over done though. We don't like Al Gore in my family and refer to him as man bear pig.So we don't like to talk about global warming. You should ask him how real he thinks global warming is and if it will destroy our world.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 9:30 PM , Anonymous 5-Aurora Maddocks said...

1. Global warming is the heat trapped on the earth and climate change is the change in seasons due to global warming.
2. The main difference is that one causes the other.
3. I suddenly get all hot all over. And then I wonder when the earth’s wakeup call will be.
4. My mom said basically the same thing as me. My dad went along with my mom as always. My mom kept going on how more needed to do their part and how it can spell disaster for all of mankind.
5. I would like you to ask him how high the oxygen levels were back then( I mean before we started really screwing with the planet) and what effect those levels had on the ecosystem at that point in time.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 9:30 PM , Anonymous 1 - Sean Reish said...

1. “Global warming” is the phenomenon in which light from the sun is reflected from the earths surface back down to the earth instead of back into space because of the excess CO2 released into the atmosphere through modern day pollution.
“Climate change” is a vague term meaning the lowering or raising of global temperatures. Today it is mostly used when talking about the rising of global temperatures.

2. Climate change means either global temperatures rising or falling and could be completely natural.
Global warming means only global temperatures rising and is recognized as being caused by humans

3. I don’t worry too much when i hear either of the two phrases. When I usually hear the phrase global warming it is coming from a bias source that is usually trying to instill fear in its audience. But when I hear from non-bias, or rather more correct, less bias sources, they usually use the term climate change and their objective is to just feed you research and findings instead of stating global warming as fact after vaguely describing each of the scientific proofs and theories behind it.

4. Their reaction is that they are concerned about both and that they are both basically the same thing. I think they don’t know much about global warming because they haven’t been exposed to the theory in a educational atmosphere but rather commercials and small articles in newspapers or magazines.

5. Was there ever a cooling period on earth at a time when there was more CO2 in the atmosphere then there is now?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 9:38 PM , Anonymous 3-KC Clark said...

1 Global warming is when the earth heats up from gases. Climate change is when it goes from an ice age to not an ice change. Another example of climate change is from winter to spring.
2 The main difference is that one is changed from the humans race from all of its pollution and the other one is just the change of seasons.
3 When i hear global warming i get a since of worryness because it could effect me in the future. When i here climate change i just think of the seaons changing.
4 My mom said that global warming is from human pollutin and climaye change is hen the weather gets hotter or colder. When she hears global warming she gets sad because the world might not be there for future generations.
5 How many years will it take for climate change to dramatically impact the U.S. if we dont change anything.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 10:01 PM , Anonymous 3 - Kellie Rieger said...

1.Global Warming-An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere, especially a sustained increase sufficient to cause climatic change.
Climate Change-Any long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area.
2.I think the difference in global warming and climate change is that global warming is an increase in the average temperature at the surface of the earth, or part of the atmosphere and climate change is Climate may change in a single region or across the earth.
3.When i hear these terms it scares me i think about how horrible it is that us himans cause it and were arnt doing everything we could to stop it. It bugs me that some people arre ignorant enough to ignore it and not help.
4. My parents pretty much feel the same way about it as i do, they think its wrong that people could do the littlest things to help and some dont.
5.I'd like you to ask Dr. Peter Kershaw if in 2008 there was any change in gobal warming since most americans were informed about how we could help in 2008.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 10:19 PM , Anonymous 3- Nick Mayer said...

1. Global Warming is: Increase in the average temperature of the atmosphere, oceans, and landmasses of Earth. Some of its effects on the ocean: global warming is causing the tropical ocean shallower than 1,000 meters to become warmer and saltier, while water in the far north and south has become fresher. Global Warming also raises the oceans temperatures and disrupts the world’s currents, causing many organisms to die off and disrupting the normal weather cycles. Climate Change: When the world’s climate changes as a direct result of Global Warming.
2. Climate change is a result of Global Warming. The difference between them is that Global Warming is a worldwide /effecting phenomena while climate change usually just affects one small are where the climate has been changed/altered.
3. When I hear about climate change and global warming, I feel a mixture of emotions. I feel anger towards the people who are ignorant among this race. I feel saddened and guilty that those who are to come into this world will have to face an Earth that was not taken care of properly. I feel sad that when I go to recycle my trash I do not know if it will even go to a recycling facility or if it is just piled into landfills with the other non-recyclable materials. I feel educated in the area of these two phrases, which makes me want to prevent unnecessary damage to our nice little Earth.
4. My Dad thinks that Global Warming is a spoof?!!!?!? My Mom is a science teacher and told me a super long definition of Global Warming, similar to my own definition. My parents both agree that they feel they had to do their own research to become educated on the subject. They feel guilty that until recently they have been raised to not treat the Earth as good as we all need to if we want the Earth to last many more generations. I think that they have been raised by people who have seen so much change and so much technology; they have been raised to not recycle but continue to buy the cheap and trashy stuff. S
5. I would like to ask him what he is doing in his daily life, besides his away from home research to help solve the problem of global warming and decrease the ecological footprint he will leave on Earth when he dies?

: )

 
At February 8, 2009 at 10:23 PM , Anonymous 5-Kristina Eads said...

Global Warming-refers to an average increase in the Earth's temperature, which in turn causes changes in climate. A warmer earth may lead to changes in rainfall patterns, a rise in sea level, and a wide range of impacts on plants, wildlife, and humans.

Climate Change-represents a change in these long term weather patterns. They can become warmer or colder.
The main difference between these is that global warming is specifically an increase in Earth's temperature and climate change can be an increase or decrease in Earth's temperature.

When I hear climate change i just think of a mild change in the weather, but when I hear global warming I think that our Earth is increasing in temperature and in danger. Climate change is something that happens where global warming is something that has been built up. Climate change is caused by global warming.

My parents define climate change as the different weather temperatures and global warming as the depletion of the ozone layer and greenhouse gases heating the Earth. My parents feel that climate change seems less severe and global warming has a negative connotation. I believe they think this because humans are being blamed for global warming and it is currently a major issue.

I would ask Dr. Peter Kershaw if Global Warming can end our world. If not, what will happen?

 
At February 8, 2009 at 10:23 PM , Anonymous 5- Gabryelle Allnutt said...

1. Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation, and climate change is any long-term significant change in the expected patterns of average weather of a specific region over an appropriately significant period of time.
2. Climate change reflects abnormal variations to the expected climate within the Earth's atmosphere, and global warming is climate change due to rising greenhouse gases.
3. Honestly I feel a little confused because they both sound the same, but climate is natural changes and global warming is from humans emissions of green house gasses?
4. They think that they're kind of the same thing except that global warming is due to humans. They really don't seem to mind, but they recycle to help what they can, and I agree.
5. How much worse can it get before we have serious problems that are clearly visible?

 
At February 9, 2009 at 12:02 AM , Anonymous 3- Dom Ela said...

1.Climate change is the change of weather, any long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area.

Global warming is an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.

2.The differences is that global warming could end the earth and climate change can but not really effect it like global warming can.

3. I get really nervous when I hear about global warming because in can end humanity and its not really a fun thing to think about because it would be a disaster, I try hard not to. The climate change doesn’t really bother me because I don’t understand it I understand more about global warming.

4 My parents don’t really bielive in it. Or they just don’t talk about it.

5. what do you think will happen in 2012? Will the world end? How will it affect us? And If he predicts anything that will happen

 
At February 9, 2009 at 1:13 AM , Blogger 5-derekvermillion said...

1. Global warming- the rise in the earth's average temperature do to the admission of green house gasses
Climate change- the short or long term change in the earth's average temperature

2. the earth's climate can change for natural reasons, yet global waarming is a man made problem

3. yes we can prevent or slow the effects of global warming, yet climate change is caused by nature itsself

4. They feel that they mean the same thing, they feel that it isn't a very important issue right now. i think that it is a problem that will get alot worse with time and that our efforts now will prove effective farther down the road

5. can u estimate what the temperature would be like in the next 20 years, will there be ant more north pole

 
At February 9, 2009 at 12:47 PM , Anonymous 5-Nick Hagen said...

1.A positive feedback loop of negative consequences. Climate change is typically a natural occurence of alterations of weather patterns
2.One is assumed to be man made and the other is a natural cause.
3. Yes,typically global warning has anegative conotation while climate change is a common and normal procedure.
4.Global warming is bad and climate change is good.She is not environmentally aware.
5.Does climate change have negative effects.

 
At February 9, 2009 at 1:48 PM , Anonymous 3 - shaw kobayashi said...

Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans

climate change is any long-term significant change in the expected patterns of average weather of a specific region

Global warming is different to climate change because climate change is a long term effect rather than global effect where it changes differently

Yes because it does have a difference between the two because one is long term and the other one can change differently over the years

My parents said climate change is how nature controls the climate and global is by us effecting it. I only think they said that because they saw it on tv somewhere.


Ask him about if the humans are effecting the way the ice is melting and making the climate change because of the mass human poplution of today.

 
At February 9, 2009 at 4:51 PM , Anonymous 5- Madison Browning said...

Global Warming is an increase in earths temperature due to the carbon emmisions called green house gasses. Climate change can be a short or long term changes in normal or other wise expected weather patterns for a certian area. Earths climate has been known to change over time for example the ice ages. I personally believe that while we are adding to the carbon emmissions that Earth is going through a natural cycle of hot and cold. I do think that we can slow the effects of global warming, by finding different energy sources. My parents feel that global warming is not only a man made problem, but that it is a natural cycle. so they have similar beliefs to my own. I think that the world will be alot different because humans are going to have to play a much larger role in saving animals such as polar bears.

 
At February 9, 2009 at 5:04 PM , Anonymous 3-TimArthur said...

1. Global Warming- the increase in the earth's average temperature as a result of green house gases.
Climate change- the short or long term change in the earth's average temperature.
2. Global warming is an unnatural phenomenon from human impact, while the climate can change naturally.
3. When I hear climate change I do not feel guilty, but with global warming I do because I know it is a negative effect on the earth we created.
4.My mom said she that she thinks they are one in the same, because she believes global warming is just a natural trend. I disagree, we need to take control of global warming.
5. What is his expectation for climate change, can we still make a difference.

 
At February 9, 2009 at 5:44 PM , Anonymous 4-Ben Twilegar said...

1. Global warming- An increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.
Climate change- Any long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area
2. The main difference between the two above phrases is global warming is a problem from the people and climate change is a longer term change.
3. When i hear global warming and climate change i feel like we can change and make it so their is no climate change or global warming. I feel that their both similar or the same but they really aren't.
4. They said global warming is our globe getting polluted and climate change was a change in the weather over time. They both don't really care about the two subjects right now their more worried about the economy. I think they feel this way because its not gonna affect them but in the future it will affect their grandkids and there kids.
5. Is the Earth gonna be safe to live on in a couple hundred years or be dangerous due to the climate?

 
At February 9, 2009 at 5:57 PM , Anonymous 1-AmyTrexler said...

1.Global warming-an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere
Climate Change-a change in the world's climate
2. The difference between Global warming and climate change is global is an increase Earth's average surface temperature, due to a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Climate Change is a long-term changes in climate, including average temperature and precipitation.
3.When I hear these phrases it worries me a little. I have a bigger reaction to global warming because it's caused by us.
4. My parents would define global warming as the change in the ozone layer. And they say climate change is a cylcle that we are going though. They feel that we need to protect our earth for future generations. They feel this way because they don't like all the pollution.
5. Is there anything we should be really worried about climate change if so is there anything that we can do to prepare for it?

 
At February 9, 2009 at 6:29 PM , Anonymous 3-Courtney Howe said...

1. Global Warming: an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.

Climate Change: any long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area.

2. What is the main difference between the two above phrases? Global warming is the cause of climate change and climate change is the result of global warming.



3. How do you feel when you hear each of the above phrases? I'm worried for our future when I hear the word global warming, because after a while, the climate will actually change and I'm worried about our future.


4. Ask your parents how they would define each, and how they feel when each is brought up. Why do you think that is? They believe the same thing as me. They think it's a good idea that everyone is going "green" right now because it is an evident problem in our world.


5. What would you like me to ask Dr. Peter Kershaw, the head researcher, about his findings on climate change over the course of the past several years? I would like you to ask him if he believes in global warming and if it's evident and how much in temperature change it has been over the course of our history.

 
At February 9, 2009 at 7:03 PM , Anonymous 1- Michael Pulley said...

1. Global warming- the rise in the earth's average temperature do to the admission of green house gasses
Climate change- the short or long term change in the earth's average temperature

2. The earth's temperature has risen many times in history, in Global warming it is supposed to be caused by humans.

3. When I hear global warming i feel like someone is telling me what to do. When I hear climate change i feel that it is caused by the earth and its environment. I feel climate change gets less of a reaction from me.

4. They feel that if it is true, that we should do things to prevent it, but at the current time with the economy so bad that our money should be put to better use, for the time being.

5. if the ice continues to melt earlier and earlier can the polar bears adapt soon enough to guarentee their survival.

 
At February 9, 2009 at 7:09 PM , Anonymous 3-Chloe Cruse said...

1. Global Warming: is an increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting especially from pollution.
Climate Change: is the drastic change in temperatures indifferent habitats.
2. The difference between the two is the global warming envolves the WHOLE world and climate change is in a specific location.
3.To me, climate change is only happening because of global warming.
4. My father thinks global warming and climate change is a bunch of crap. I think this is because our world goes through cycles of warming and freezing.
5.I would like you to ask him if this is really global warming that is occuring or if it is just the usual cycle of the earth that has been occuring over the million years that the earth has been here.

 
At February 9, 2009 at 8:05 PM , Anonymous 4-whitney staeb said...

1. Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation.
climate change is any long-term significant change in the expected patterns of average weather of a specific region over an appropriately significant period of time.
2. The main difference between global warming and climate change is that global warming is human caused. Climate change can be the result of many things.
3. When I think of global warming i think of america, mainly. Us with our gas guzzling SUVs and indifferent attitude toward the fact of global warming. I know America is not the only cause of global warming but it just seems to me that American's don't really care that much, which really bums me out.
4. My dad feels that global warming is something that the earth goes and is not necessarily human caused. My mom is more on my side of the argument but still feels that it is a phase that we will overcome. Parents grew up in a different time than we do and global warming and climate change were words not in the usual vocabulary.
5. I would really like you to ask him how long we have until we completely screw ourselves over and end up in another ice age.

 
At February 9, 2009 at 8:14 PM , Anonymous 3 - Cody Goodwin said...

1. Global warming is the rise of earths average temperature because of green house gases.
Climate Change- short or long term change in earths average temperature

2. global warming is caused by man kind, and climate change occures natuaraly.

3. I think we could stop global warming if we just put effort into it. Climate change is natural and theres we can do about that.

4. They think that is not a serious problem and they dont even think global warming is actually happening it is just the climate changing. i think this is do to lazyness and disbelief of many people.

5. What do you think the climate will be like there in about ten years if the weather patterns continue.

 
At February 9, 2009 at 8:25 PM , Anonymous 5-madisonaldrich said...

1. globalwarming:an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect

climatechange:any long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area; also used figuratively

2. Global warming is man made and casued by humans being inconsiderate of our earth. And climate change is more of a natrual change occuring by nature

3. Us as humans can slow down the effects of global warming, but climate change is out of our hands.

4. My parents believe that there is not global wariming, they do believe that there are things that we can do to help not hurt the envirnment, but dont thnk that globla wariing is then gonna what casue the end of the world.

5. Why people say global warming is gonna cause an iceage?

 
At February 9, 2009 at 8:48 PM , Anonymous 1 - Nick Williams said...

1. Global warming- the rise in the earth's average temperature do to the admission of green house gasses
Climate change- the short or long term change in the earth's average temperature

2. the earth's climate changes naturally.
Global warming is caused by man.

3. I believe we need to seriously consider our actions and their affect on the world we inhabit. There is almost nothing we can do to control natural climate change, yet while our harmful toxins infect our planet's atmosphere, we damage the natural cycle of life in jurassic proportions.

4. My parents believe we need to do the best we can within reasonable means to change our daily habits in order to minimize our human impact against the world. They are up to date and keep up with the inventions, innovations and new discoveries that have been made within the green movement.

5. Can we anticipate severe changes in the earth's storm and weather patterns as far as typical hurricane zones shifting from their natural habitat and into uncharted territory with an increase in severity and size?

 
At February 9, 2009 at 9:05 PM , Anonymous 4-Kyle Milton said...

1.Global warming in my opinion is the slow increase in temperature affecting the earth as a whole. Climate changge in my opinion would be only certain location though so it doesn't affect earth as a whole.
2.earths climate change a natural process by earth itself and global warming however is completely a man made issue that affecting climate change as well.
3. while we can try to reverse the damages of global warming and be able to prevent futher damage we will never be able to control climate change to and extent.
4.my parents believe that global warming is some what a lie and that currently it doesn't pose a threat so it doesn't matter. However if we continue to pollute perhaps my parents will change their mind.
5. Within 5 years, how high would water levels rise due to ice melting solely in the arctic? What effects could this possibly have on environents worldwide?

 
At February 9, 2009 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous 5-lauren wright said...

1. Climate change- the short or long term change in the earth's average temperature
Global warming- the rise in the earth's average temperature do to the admission of green house gasses

2.Global worming is caused bu humans and the climate change is what happens naturally.

3.climate changes are caused by nature and we cant controll whereas we can help slow down or even prevent global warming.

4. My parents agreed with my definitions and they said that it is worse than it was when they were my age and that they think more things could be done to help prevent it.

5.If global warming continues what will the animal that live in warm or cold areas do to adapt or will they perish?

 
At February 9, 2009 at 10:14 PM , Anonymous 1 - Tmanley said...

1. Global Warming: An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
Climate Change: A regional change in temperature and weather patterns.
2. "Global warming" refers to the increase of the Earth's average surface temperature, due to a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. "Climate change" is a broader term that refers to long-term changes in climate, including average temperature and precipitation.
3. When I hear about Climate Change, I am not bothered too much about our environment as I would when I hear about Global Warming. My reactions for both are entirely different, partially because I feel stronger for Global Warming than I do about Climate Change.
4. My mom believes that Global Warming is not heating the world's temperature, it is about extreme weather, due to Climate Change. I think this is so, because of her experiences with how our weather goes from extremely hot to very cold due to Climate Changes.
5. Has our current Climate trends of hot-hots and cold-colds occurred during any other times in the history of our world's weather?

 
At February 9, 2009 at 10:15 PM , Anonymous 3-Edi McGarry said...

1. Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans
Climate change is any long-term significant change in the expected patterns of average weather of a specific region (or, more relevantly to contemporary socio-political concerns, of the Earth as a whole) over an appropriately significant period of time.

2. One is the process of the heating up of the Earth and the other is long term change and effect.

3. I feel frightened and I try to think about what I can do,my small part of helping out. I think about our future and how we are going to fix this problem. One is the process and one is long term its effecting us, they are both scary.

4. My parents say they believe in both and that when it comes up they think about how we as a nation are going to be eco-friendly and we try to do our part as well.

5. What's the next step, we need to as a planet start to do something together about preserving our planet?

 
At February 9, 2009 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous 3-DJ Gallegos(the man) said...

1. Global Warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth's near surface and oceans. Climate change the change in earth's average temperature.

2. The main difference between global warming and climate change is global warming is caused by the pollution of the people and the increase of green house gases and climate change is the change of the earth's average temperature.

3. I feel that global warming is worse than climate change, because a lot of the cause from global warming is the pollution from people and the increase of green house gases, and it can be reduced or prevented.

4 . They feel that global warming is a big issue to our future but it is starting to show consequences on our society today. They think that it will get even worse over time and the results will show that global warming is very effective.

5. How long do you think it will take for all of the polar ice caps to melt away?

 
At February 9, 2009 at 10:49 PM , Anonymous 3-DJ Gallegos(The Man) said...

1. Global Warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth's near surface and oceans. Climate change the change in earth's average temperature.

2. The main difference between global warming and climate change is global warming is caused by the pollution of the people and the increase of green house gases and climate change is the change of the earth's average temperature.

3. I feel that global warming is worse than climate change, because a lot of the cause from global warming is the pollution from people and the increase of green house gases, and it can be reduced or prevented.

4 . They feel that global warming is a big issue to our future but it is starting to show consequences on our society today. They think that it will get even worse over time and the results will show that global warming is very effective.

5. How long do you think it will take for all of the polar ice caps to melt away?

 
At February 10, 2009 at 3:47 PM , Anonymous 3-RandiFullen said...

1. Global warming is the observed and projected increases in the average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans.
Climate change is long-term alteration in global weather patterns, especially increases in temperature and storm activity, regarded as a potential consequence of the greenhouse effect.

2. “Global warming” as it is commonly used refers to the increase of the Earth’s average surface temperature, due to a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. “Climate change” is used in a broader context that refers to long-term changes in climate, including average temperature and precipitation.

3. These two phrases are nerve racking to hear. First of all climate change is long-term to the environment and global warming is mainly due to humans.

4. Actually my parents are very interested in global warming and climate change. They care for the environment and for the most part know their stuff.

5. You could ask how to turn around the damage that has already happened to our environment from global warming and the effects on climate change.

 
At February 10, 2009 at 9:18 PM , Anonymous 3- Daniel Cespedes said...

Global warming- the rise in the earth's average temperature do to the admission of green house gasses
Climate change- the short or long term change in the earth's average temperature
2. climate change is the trend that forms throughout time of temp. rising and falling, global warming is a problem created by humans.
3. it feels that when I hear global warming it is a bad thing that is how the media portrays it that it is a big threat.
5. how much do you think this phenomena will change the world we live in?

 
At February 10, 2009 at 10:03 PM , Anonymous 5 - brian dyer said...

1. Global warming is the rise in earth's average temperature due to the admission of green house gasses. Climate change is the short or long term change in earth's average temperature.
2. Climate change can be natural changes but global warming is being blamed on mankind.
3. I feel worried when i see the two above phrases. When i hear about global warming im more shocked. when i hear about climate change it sounds natural.
4. They said they think they are relatively the same thing in the sense that they both have to do with the earth changing. i think thats because they arent learning about it like we are.
5. How soon does he predict that the polar ice caps will melt completely.

 
At February 11, 2009 at 10:20 AM , Anonymous 2-manuel said...

global warming is an increase in the world's temperature. climate change can be changes in weather going up or down. the main difference is that global warming is a definition for a long term. when i hear that every time is something bad. i would ask him how can we make a real change on the global warming.

 
At February 11, 2009 at 7:55 PM , Anonymous 3- Alyssa Wood said...

I don't know why my post didn't show up the first time. I have a zero on this, but here's resubmitted answers for you:
1. Climate change occurs temporarily, while global warming is the gradual change of temperature over the course of time.
2. Climate change refers to conditions in regional areas, where global warning refers to the rising in the remperature on earth.
3. Global Warming sounds more serious to me because I think of the term as a global problem. As in climate change, this sounds more common.
4. My parents basically agreed with my opinion on the phrase. They thought this because they consider the same thing I do.
5. Do you feel worried about out future? Are you concerned about the costs of this problem?

 
At February 11, 2009 at 7:56 PM , Anonymous 1 - Kayla Wood said...

1. Climage can be changed by humans and is the relative weather in a certain area, consistently. Global warming is the global heating of earth's temperature worldwide.
2. The main different between the two phrases above refers to region, while global warming refers to increasing global temperatures.
3. When I hear climate change, I think of a region going from cold to hot weather. When I think of global warming, I think of dramatic changes.
4. My parents thought that global warming and climate change were the same thing. I think that is because global warming is a new deal.
5. I would like to ask him what findings point to human impact on global warming and climate change?

 
At February 11, 2009 at 8:12 PM , Anonymous 1 - Kayla Wood said...

1. Global warming – the world getting warmer
Climate change - a climate changing.
2. Climate change is refers to regional conditions whereas global warming refers to increasing global temperatures.
3. Global warming sounds severe to me, more serious. Climate change sounds like sun to rain or clouds to snow.
4. My parents thoughts that they were both the same thing.
5. How does this prove humans are the catalysts?

 
At February 11, 2009 at 9:15 PM , Anonymous 2 - Trey Senate said...

1.
Global warming is an increase in the average tempetature of the earth's atmosphere which may be caused by reduced mumbers of trees, increased levels of carbon dioxide and other green house gasses.
Climate change is a long term alteration in global weather patterns.

2.
Global warming is the cause, and climate change is the effect.

3.
I feel bad that humans have let the Earth and the Earth's climate, get to this point. We need to take better care of it.

4.
My mom says global warming is causing a potentially harmful change in the Earth's weather patterns and climate change is the outcome. She feels bad that we have let it go this far without doing something sooner too.

5.
Politics!

 
At February 11, 2009 at 9:22 PM , Anonymous 2- Trey Senate said...

Continued:

5.
I would like to ask Dr. Kershaw two things.
One, where in the world, if any, will anyone benefit from global warming?
Two, has global warming caused more people to get cancer?

 
At February 17, 2009 at 7:50 PM , Anonymous 5 - Kelsey Davidson said...

Global Warming - the average increase in temperature of the earths near surface and ocean since the mid twentieth century

Climate Change - any long-term obvious change in the consistant patterns of average weather of an area over a large period of time.

2. Global Warming is about temperature increasing while climate change refers to temperatures increasing, decreasing, precipitation levels, wind patterns, and things along those lines.

3. When I hear global warming, I feel like its more of a problem than our climate changing. My reaction between the two is a little different because we hear about global warming a lot more than the climate as a whole changing. Another difference is since the temperature is increasing and making polar bears die, i get more sad about that than just hearing 'the climate is changing.'

4. my mom says, "uhhh climate change? isn't that like, temperature, wind, and water and how its changing? or is that wrong? Global warming, its bad and we need to find other fuel sources so we save money in the end and stop messing up the world."
My mom feels like its a problem and it needs to be solved for future generations. I think she feels this way because its kinda true, and she likes the enviornment a lot and doesnt want to see things go to waste.

5. I would like you to ask Dr. Peter Kershaw, if he believes there is an issue with the earths warming temperatures or if he believes its just a repeat in history that people are worrying too much over. Also, at the rate things are going with the melting ice caps, how many more years do the polar bears have to live in their natural habitats?

 
At February 20, 2009 at 3:20 PM , Anonymous 3-Joe Twilegar said...

1. Define "global warming" and "climate change."
global warming – the world getting warmer.
climate change-changes in regional climate characteristics, including temp, humidity, rainfall, wing and severe weather events.
2. What is the main difference between the two above phrases?
climate change the climate change is refers to regional temperatures whereas global warming refers to increasing global temperatures.
3. How do you feel when you hear each of the above phrases? Is there any difference in your reaction to the two?
Neither one really bothers me. Probably because it hasn't really effect my lifestyle yet. No there is not
4. Ask your parents how they would define each, and how they feel when each is brought up. Why do you think that is?
4.global warming - “climate changes that are being produced by changes in the polar ice cap which as the result of changes in the ozone layer”
climate change - “changes in the earth's atmosphere as a direct result of global warming”
5. What would you like me to ask Dr. Peter Kershaw, the head researcher, about his findings on climate change over the course of the past several years?
Was there ever a cooling period on earth at a time when there was more CO2 in the atmosphere then there is now?

 

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