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Explains how participants of school and collage groups can take motion on weather swap: techniques, initiatives, and classes in tips on how to inspire complicated businesses to make adjustments.

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However, smaller quantities of several other climate-altering gases may be generated on college and university campuses and these may have much more effect on the climate per molecule. Just as nations prepare inventories of climate-altering gases to establish their base case and inform decision making and action, colleges and universities can and should prepare an inventory. In the next chapter we discuss campus inventories and climate action goals. 3 The Campus Inventory and Climate Goals In this chapter we discuss the linked topics of goals for climate action and campus inventories of climate-altering gases.

It is likely that college students will respond to climate change messages when they are about “our future” and about the role of technology in addressing the problem. 2 1. Time Magazine, April 3, 2006, 167. 2. : Frameworks Institute, 2001). Climate Change Basics and the University 17 world, who survey peer-reviewed publications and develop consensus analysis on the science, economics, and technology of climate change. 10 Scientists have documented that climate changes are already occurring. Over the past century, spring has started sooner and fall has ended later.

We use emission data from colleges around the country to examine some of the implications of comparing our emission profiles with those of others. One of the issues we explore is the relationship between wealth and emissions. In the next chapter, we talk about generating a campus emission profile with an inventory. Climate Change Basics for Decision Makers and Advocates Climate change or global warming refers to the changes in the earth’s temperature that are associated with human activity. We generally use the term climate change because it incorporates the range of outcomes beyond rising temperatures.

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