Views on Climate Change

An important point needs to be made regarding climate change. The phrase, “global climate change” is misleading and should be replaced by something that more accurately reflects what is taking place. First, there is no such thing as a “global climate,” and second, entire climate regions are not changing from one type to another. Rather, the boundaries of some climate regions appear to be shifting. For example, the northern boundary of the Cfa climate region in the United States may be shifting northward. Additionally, the western boundary may be migrating eastward as the BSk climate region shifts that direction. More research needs to be completed to determine if these shifs are actually occurring and to examine the extent of these shifts if they have occurred. Therefore, a better and more accurate phrase would be “climate region boundary shifting” or “shifting climate region boundaries.” BG

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