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Climate changes making noise but why aren’t we paying more attention?

LatinaLista — Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and were able to find a fresh turkey big enough to feed your holiday dinner guests.

If you recall, Butterball had announced that they experienced an odd shortage of fresh turkeys weighing 16 pounds or more. But what is even more troubling is that they are still searching for the reason why.

Could it have anything to do with climate change?

Who knows, but an event that does have something to do with climate change is what scientists are hearing from melting glaciers – sizzles.

Scientists say that they have recorded the sound of glaciers actually sizzling as they disappear into warmer water.

The noise, caused by trapped air bubbles squirting out of the disappearing ice, could provide clues to the rate of glacier melt and help researchers better monitor the fast-changing polar environments.

It’s a troubling development and one that underscores how each of us should become more aware of how climate is changing before our eyes – and ears.

Cornell University wants to help everyone develop a more heightened sense of awareness about climate change and created a “one-stop-shop” for climate change information.

Cornell Climate Change features a variety of useful content: a searchable directory of climate change research and outreach programs at Cornell; issue-specific pages to help farmers, youth educators, and others connect with Cornell’s research-based resources and tools for reliable information; climate change-related videos; and a “What’s with the Weather?” feature where Cornell weather experts explain recent weather events within the context of climate change.

“Our ultimate goal is to explain the science of climate change so that everyone can understand how it affects their lives, and can start to make changes,” said Allison Chatrchyan, director of Cornell’s new Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture.

Unfortunately, the sad reality may be that most people won’t start to take notice of climate change until they see it for themselves. That looks to be closer than ever before – and it may start with our dinner tables.

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