Climate change is a natural process that has been sped up by human activities. Natural or geologic climate change should not be confused with modern climate change. Today, when most people talk about climate change, they are really talking about modern climate change, also known as anthropogenic — human-caused — climate change.
Climate change describes the process of altering our planet’s climatic conditions. This involves more than temperature; climate is determined by precipitation patterns, minimum and maximum temperatures, drought, storm intensity and more.
Introductory discussion addressing why it is important to plan for climate change.