Jeff Arnold 10 Is Climate Change Impacting Vermont? Is

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Jeff Arnold 10 Is Climate Change impacting Vermont? Is Climate Change affecting the state of Vermont? First we need to find out what professionals are defining the term climate change as. Some people want to refer to climate change as specifically air temperature increases. But “Global Warming” refers to the long term warming of the planet. Global temperature shows a well-documented rise since the early 20th century and most notably since the late 1970s. Worldwide, since 1880 the average surface temperature has gone up by about 0.8°C(1.4°F), relative to the mid-20th-century baseline((n.d.). In Global Climate Change Vital Signs of the Planet). Climate change takes global warming into account and also takes rising sea levels, shrinking of…show more content…
Through looking at recorded snow fall totals, Lake Freeze overs, and agriculture impacts one is able to start seeing trends in environmental changes. By looking at record snow fall records we can get a sense of historical air temperature and see how a specific location has been warming. Lake Freeze over data also gives good indications of an average air temperature increase. But there are still many people in this world that doubt that climate change is real. Yes earth goes through different periods of time where the climate has changed drastically. Look at the Ice Age, there was a time where a huge glacier stretched all the way across Vermont and in some places that glacier was 2 miles thick. Take for example, former Texas governor Rick Perry, who is in charge of the Department of Energy stated in 2011 that, “Global warming was an unproven scientific theory.”(Sidahmed, M. (2016, December 15). To the new presidential administration the topic of climate change has been looked at as a joke or even as a false idea. What we now know with the amounts of glaciers residing and the rise in temperatures and sea levels I believe that this subject is a bigger topic than what they believe. This subject needs to be taken seriously and we as humans need to take responsibility for some of our actions that have impacted climate change. I strongly disagree with many different actions that our president has taken regarding the issue

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