Effects of Climate Change


He who does not learn forfeits his life. -Hillel, Pirke Avot 1.13

What is climate change and why do we refer to it as global warming?

The British Broadcasting Corporation offers a clear explanation. The BBC has a clear and enforced policy that it does not allow debate or equivocation of established science. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-24021772

A deeper dive into the nature of climate change and its effects is more difficult due to the Climate Denial Industry and their deceptive tactics on social media and on pseudo-science websites that mimic real science sites. The authoritative online source is the Union for Concerned Scientists at https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming.

National Geographic has a site for students to explore climate change: https://www.natgeokids.com/au/discover/geography/general-geography/what-is-climate-change/

We are in the midst of a great extinction event. Species are disappearing at an accelerating rate and scientists are racing to document it. Scientists call these excellerating species deaths the Anthropogenic Extinction. https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2016/12/specials/vanishing/

Potable Water scarcity will continue to accelerate. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank offers this summary of a 66 percent decrease in available water supplies by 2050: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/23665/K8517%20Executive%20Summary.pdf?sequence=10

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