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Climate Change! What's That All About?

Much of the energy we use every day comes from non-renewable
resources
. Driving vehicles, heating and cooling homes, washing and drying clothes, and using other appliances all use energy. This energy may be generated by fossil fuels. This causes greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and affects such things as air and water quality as well as the mixture of gases that surrounds the Earth.

What are greenhouse gases (GHG)? They are gases such as carbon dioxide and methane which are produced when fossil fuels are burned. They occur in nature and form a natural "greenhouse" that helps keep the Earth warm.

Scientific evidence strongly suggests that adding more greenhouse gases into the Earth's atmosphere is expected to cause the Earth's average temperature to rise. This could lead to changes in many aspects of our weather such as amounts of rain and snow, wind patterns, and extreme weather events. We call this climate change.

 

Resources
You can learn more about the effects of climate change on the following web sites:

http://www.msc.ec.gc.ca/saib/
http://adaptation.nrcan.gc.ca/

 

 
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