Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week

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Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week


CLIMATE change refers to a long-term significant change in the "average weather" that a given region experiences. Average weather may include average temperature, precipitation, and wind patterns. It involves changes in the variability or average state of the atmosphere over durations ranging from decades to millions of years. These changes can be caused by dynamic processes on Earth, external forces including variations in sunlight intensity, and more recently by human activities.

In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, the term "climate change" often refers to changes in modern climate that include global warming. The noted changes in the environment and climate are bound to have deleterious effects on people when they are not reversed. As the causes of climate change include the acts of people, many world leaders have called on their colleagues and the general public to take on much more conservationist actions to stem the tide of climate change.

To heighten the Filipinos' awareness on the problem of climate change and to mobilize collective participation of the public and private sectors in a nationwide environmental awareness campaign, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared the week of November 19-25 each year "Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week. …

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