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Climate Change is real, Uncle Jo

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  • So... your mother told me that you're taking a class on global warming... Why would you want to waste your time on something fake like that? 
  • I'm still not convinced... what do weather patterns have to do with, as you call it, climate change? Isn't the whole global warming thing that the earth is getting hotter and we're all going to drown after the ice melts? 
  • Uhh, well... there's actually a lot of evidence supporting climate change, Uncle Jo. For example, the five warmest years ever recorded have occurred since just 2010!1 
  • Now boy... you don't know what you're talking about. Want to explain how it's covered in snow outside on THANKSGIVING? 
  • *sigh*
  • And research is pretty conclusive in that the earth is experiencing a period of greater than average warmth accompanied by changing weather patterns that can have disastrous impacts on our communities and this is influenced by the humongous amount of greenhouse gases humans cause to get trapped in the atmosphere2
  • You know your farm, Uncle Jo? Rural areas are already being impacted by the effects of climate change! As a matter of fact, "climate change related weather effects, including crop and livestock loss from severe drought and flooding, shifts in planting and harvesting times, and large-scale losses from fires"3 have been extremely damaging to farmers in the US and across the world! 
  • Well you see... one anecdotal experience doesn't rule out climate change. Scientists look at the big picture by analyzing patterns and climate trends WORLD WIDE over decades
  • hmmm... well that's not quite right, but I'm happy to try to explain more
  • Since climate change is happening at the global level, different places will experience different impacts from climate change! 
  • However, the majority of these impacts are extremely negative.  While some coastal regions are facing the threat of ever-decreasing shore lines, flooding, and extreme storms, many of us will face similar consequences
  • Oh boy...
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