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Group wants students to learn about climate change

Posted at: 11/20/2012 5:32 PM
Updated at: 11/20/2012 6:06 PM
By: Elaine Houston

ALBANY - School administrators have joined the fray over Global Warming and climate change. 

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, they think New York students should be taught about the impact of our changing environment.

In Mr. Larry 'Bizzarro's' Earth Science class at Albany High, explaining global warming to 9th graders  can be somewhat comical, as he calls the ‘Greenhouse Effect’ as the ‘Hot Pocket Effect,’ but outside the classroom, on cable news outlets, the tone turns much more serious as those who 'don't' believe Global Warming is 'real' counter those who do.

Those who acknowledge global warming, point to Sandy-the hurricane whose strength, size and whose track inland made it 'anything' but typical.

 Even the President was asked last week, if there was a connection .

“We can't attribute any particular weather event to climate change but we do know  is that he temperature around the globe is increasing,” said President Obama.

There's even a fight over what to call it---are the terms global warming and climate change interchangable, again it depends who you talk to.

Climate change is defined as a 'long-term' shift in climate, measured by changes in

temperature, wind and precipitation.

This is how Mr. Bazzaro explains global warming to his students.

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