Caring For Our World

What Is Climate Change?

Everyone is talking about ‘climate change’, but what does it actually mean? Climate change describes how our climate is changing as greenhouse gases build up in the atmosphere causing weather patterns to alter across the world. Most scientists agree that this is due to the use of fossil fuels such as coal and oil which release carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions as they burn.

The earth’s climate has changed rapidly and the ten hottest years on record have all occurred since the beginning of the 1990s.

Contrary to popular belief, global warming and climate change do not improve our overall lifestyle, the effects are indisputably negative! For instance, the recent floods and droughts – which have affected people across the country. We need to take action now or our future, and that of our children, is uncertain.