climate science
recent local trends
climate action
acronyms
100
The day to day atmospheric conditions that include temperature and precipitation.
What is weather?
100
This Great Lake has less ice cover in the winter than it used to.
What is Lake Michigan?
100
Using less energy to achieve the same results.
What is energy efficiency?
100
EPA
What is Environmental Protection Agency?
200
The 30 year trend of weather conditions over time and across seasons.
What is climate?
200
This type of event causes problems for basements & roads-- and it's increasing with climate change.
What is flooding?
200
Energy Star appliances, LED light bulbs and clothes pins are examples of this kind of technology.
What is green technology?
200
CW
What is Chicago Wilderness?
300
The effect of gases trapping heat in the atmosphere.
What is the greenhouse effect?
300
The period of days in which plants are actively growing (especially interesting to gardeners and farmers); it is getting longer with climate change.
What is the growing season?
300
The total amount of greenhouse gases emitted by a company, organization, family or person.
What is a climate footprint?
300
GHG
What is greenhouse gas?
400
Disruption of long-term patterns of temperature, precipitation, etc. on a global scale.
What is climate change?
400
This season will have more rain than snow.
What is winter?
400
Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
What is mitigation?
400
What is Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
What is IPCC?
500
The percentage of climate scientists who agree that the climate is changing, and getting warmer, because of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity.
What is more than 95%?
500
This time of day does not get as cool as it used to, so there is less relief from high temperature.
What is nighttime?
500
Efforts to cope with the impacts of a changing climate.
What is adaptation?
500
NCA
What is National Climate Assessment?
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