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Is the climate changing?

In this section you will learn more about changes that have been occuring in


The time for debate is over. The Earth’s climate is changing in significant ways. Scientific evidence strongly supports this.

We are currently able to identify and measure many effects on the natural world as indicators of climate change:


  • ocean air temperature
  • decrease in sea ice extent
  • Northern hemisphere snow cover
  • ocean heat content
  • inland lake temperature
  • rising sea levels
  • glacier retreat
  • troposheric air temperatures
  • specific humidity
  • temperature over land
  • stratospheric air temperature
  • sea surface temperature

These profound changes are affecting people, animals, insects and plants.  The entire living world is feeling the effect of a changing climate.