When we talk about climate change, sometimes referred to as global warming although it is not the same, we are talking about a significant and lasting change in weather patterns over long periods of time (ranging from decades to millions of years). These changes to the weather are not of a specific kind, but are caused by various factors.
A common question regarding climate change is “what can we do to help, in whatever way”. Environmental awareness is a possible answer to this question.
Everyone has heard about acid rain but few know exactly what it is and what causes it. Acid rain is any type of precipitation with elevated levels of sulfuric acid and nitric acid. It is not only the liquid rain we are familiar with; it is also present in snow, fog, hail, dew, mist and suspended droplets that end up on the ground.
Skyscrapers have been getting taller and taller through the years. When New York City’s Empire State Building was built in 1931, it was the world’s tallest skyscraper in the world at 1,250 feet and remained at the top of this list until 1970, when another NYC building supplanted it, the World Trade Center’s North Tower. That reached 1,368 feet into the sky. However, the Empire State Building is now all the way down to 42nd