What Is Climate Change?
Climate is the typical or average weather recorded over a period of time in a given or set region. Weather anomalies occur such as a cool day in summer, or a warm day in winter. Those events do not show climate change. Trends observed over long periods of time prove climate change is occurring right now.
Our planets climate has changed over it’s 4.5-billion year history. During this time, Earth has warmed and cooled over several periods.
Observations prove Earths climate has altered in the last 100 years. These observations are by the scientific community.
In Australia, our average temperature is up by around 1%. Even this small change is a rapid one. This speed of change does not provide animals, plants and us to adapt. Thus the delicate balance of Earth’s ecosystems become affected.
In my next post, we will look at what the major causes are of climate change.