The University-Westside Unit of the LWV will host a presentation on Climate Change this Friday, April 19, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Palms Rancho Public Library, 2920 Overland Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064.
What do yo need to know about climate change? Global atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide have increased markedly as a result of human activities. The global increases in carbon dioxide concentration are due primarily to fossil fuel use and land use change, while those of methane and nitrous oxide are primarily due to agriculture.
A warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global average sea level. At continental, regional and ocean basin scales, numerous long-term changes in climate have been observed. These include changes in arctic temperatures and ice, widespread changes in precipitation amounts, ocean salinity, wind patterns and aspects of extreme weather including droughts,heavy precipitation, heat waves and the intensity of tropical cyclones. Most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations. Discernible human influences now extend to other aspects of climate, including ocean warming, continental-average temperatures, temperature extremes and wind patterns.
To discuss climate change how being politically involved makes a difference, come to the meeting.
Park in the rear and enter through the back door, as the library doesn’t open till 10. If you plan to attend please call the League office (213) 368-1616.