What is Climate Change?

Mark Wood's Expedition Journal

Climate Science Series


By now you have probably heard the terms climate change and global warming thrown around and heard from people who are adamant they are happening and those who are adamant that they aren’t. However, what do these terms really mean? How do we know if they are happening or not? In these journals, we are going to explain all the jargon surrounding this topic and hopefully make the subject much clearer. We’ll also let you know what you can do to fight climate change because every individual’s contribution can make a difference.

Global Warming

The term global warming refers simply to the warming of the Earth over the past century. Since the early 20th century the average temperature of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere has increased. This temperature is calculated by measuring the temperature across the entire globe during the year so seasonal changes and differences between…

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