Dear Amy: What’s the difference between global warming and climate change? — Sydney, Raleigh, N.C.
Dear Sydney: Although these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, they’re actually two different things. Global warming refers to an increase in the Earth’s average surface temperature over time, whereas climate change refers to the variations in climate caused by this temperature increase. When the Earth’s temperature rises, it affects more than just the weather. Oceans, polar ice caps, plants and animals are all impacted. To learn more about climate change, visit epa.gov/climatechange/kids/faq.html.
Dear Amy: Where can I publish my writing? — Anna, Amarillo, Texas
Dear Anna: A great place to start is KidPub, kidpub.com, where you can share your stories online. If you are interested in publishing a book, KidPub also publishes books by kids and teens. Another option is to submit your work to a magazine. Skipping Stones, skippingstones.org, and Creative Kids Magazine, ckmagazine.org, both feature stories, articles and poems by kids. Be sure to read all the guidelines carefully before submitting your work. Good luck!
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