Climate change is one of the major issues we face today. We live in the moment of a potentially devastating event.
Most people accept climate change as an issue because it is backed by copious research. However, the media is filled with both deniers and acceptors. This includes prominent politicians who want to start televised events to debate the existence climate change.
There is one problem with all the televised material on climate change. The news and politicians usually refer to climate change as “global warming.” This is starting to change with more and more news companies writing headlines as “climate change.” News anchors and reporters will still say global warming when relaying information.
We need to make a change in the way we speak. Climate change is a scientific term used to refer to the change in weather patterns and climate on a global average. Global warming simply refers to the warming of the world.
One of the simplest ways to observe climate change is in weather events such as thunder storms or hurricanes. It is seen in the increased intensity and spontaneity of storms. Since climate change deals more with weather patterns it is not appropriate to call it global warming.
Certain politicians call climate change a hoax because the city they are residing in is cold enough to snow. This is not only ridiculous it is wrong. Climate change does not mean all areas will warm up. In fact some areas will even cool down.
We exist in one of the great moments in history. Future generations will look back and will either praise or condemn us. We can change the gruesome future that is being painted by scientists.