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Study suggests that only 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact

Biodiversity loss - Summary of major biodiversity-related environmental-change categories expressed as a percentage of human-driven change (in red) relative to baseline (blue). The study suggests that only 3% of the world's soil is environmentally intact, with healthy...

Britain’s natural forest is facing ‘crisis point’, report warns

Ancient woodland - Ancient woodland at Brading, Isle of Wight, England showing bluebells (blue flowers, Hyacinthoides non-scripta), ramsons (white flowers, Allium ursinum) and hazel (trees, Corylus avellana). Indigenous woodlands are at a crisis point, with only 7% in...

California targets urgent projects as wildfire season unravels

Five of the twenty largest wildfires in California history were part of the 2020 wildfire season. (CBS13/AP) California is in a race so desperate that in the face of another devastating wildfire season, authorities began seeking local project ideas before they had...

Huge explosion rocks Caribbean island of Saint Vincent as volcano erupts

Engraving 'after Agostino Brunias' (ca 1801) entitled A Negro Festival drawn from Nature in the Island of St Vincent. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Early on Monday, the volcano fired a huge amount of ash and hot gas, the biggest explosive eruption ever since it...

Cyclone damages Australian cities, cuts power to thousands

Cyclone Seroja Tropical Cyclone Seroja caused widespread damage to houses near the Western Australian town of Kalbarri on Sunday, leaving tens of thousands without electricity. Premier Mark McGowan on Monday said up to 70 per cent of buildings in Kalbarri were...

St Vincent volcano: Ash falls like snowfall on Caribbean island following massive eruption

St. Vincent Island (Florida) "Lightning, thunder and rumblings" on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines remains on the rise, the U.S. Meteorological Agency said. Severe white ash has lashed parts of the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, a day...

Study suggests that only 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact

Biodiversity loss - Summary of major biodiversity-related environmental-change categories expressed as a percentage of human-driven change (in red) relative to baseline (blue). The study suggests that only 3% of the world's soil is environmentally intact, with healthy...

Britain’s natural forest is facing ‘crisis point’, report warns

Ancient woodland - Ancient woodland at Brading, Isle of Wight, England showing bluebells (blue flowers, Hyacinthoides non-scripta), ramsons (white flowers, Allium ursinum) and hazel (trees, Corylus avellana). Indigenous woodlands are at a crisis point, with only 7% in...

Most common questions about climate change 

What is nature of climate change?

Climate change is a change in the pattern of weather, and related changes in oceans, land surfaces and ice sheets, occurring over time scales of decades or longer. Weather is the state of the atmosphere, its temperature, humidity, wind, rainfall and so on—over hours to weeks.

What are the 5 effects of climate change?
  • rising maximum temperatures.
  • rising minimum temperatures.
  • rising sea levels.
  • higher ocean temperatures.
  • an increase in heavy precipitation (heavy rain and hail)
  • shrinking glaciers.
  • thawing permafrost.
How does climate change affect the natural environment?
  • Climate change is having serious impacts on the world’s water systems through more flooding and droughts. Warmer air can hold a higher water content, which makes rainfall patterns more extreme. Rivers and lakes supply drinking water for people and animals and are a vital resource for farming and industry.

How can we prevent climate change?
  • Speak up! 
  • Power your home with renewable energy. 
  • Weatherize, weatherize, weatherize. 
  • Invest in energy-efficient appliances. 
  • Reduce water waste. 
  • Actually eat the food you buy and make less of it meat. 
  • Buy better bulbs.
  • Pull the plug(s).
What are 3 facts about climate change?
  • Fact 1: Most of the increase in global temperatures since 1950 has been caused by human activity.
  • Fact 2: The average temperature of the Earth is determined by the greenhouse effect. 
  • Fact 3: Global temperatures have increased by about 1° Celsius in the past century.
How will climate change happen?

Humans are increasingly influencing the climate and the earth’s temperature by burning fossil fuels, cutting down rainforests and farming livestock. This adds enormous amounts of greenhouse gases to those naturally occurring in the atmosphere, increasing the greenhouse effect and global warming.

What are the bad effects of changes in nature?

Some changes have bad effect like pollution and destruction of habitat and lose of lives. Improper disposal of garbage, harmful chemicals and human waste can cause changes. It can pollute air, land and water.

What are the five major causes of climate?

These have been caused by many natural factors, including changes in the sun, emissions from volcanoes, variations in Earth’s orbit and levels of carbon dioxide.

What are 4 effects of climate change?

Increased heat, drought and insect outbreaks, all linked to climate change, have increased wildfires. Declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, health impacts in cities due to heat, and flooding and erosion in coastal areas are additional concerns.

Is climate change bad 2020?

Global temperature rise. The planet was warmer by 1.2 degrees Celsius from January to October in 2020 than the pre-industrial average measured between 1850 and 1900, according to the Nature report. This is the second-warmest recorded when compared to similar periods in historical data.

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Study suggests that only 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact

Biodiversity loss - Summary of major biodiversity-related environmental-change categories expressed as a percentage of human-driven change (in red) relative to baseline (blue). The study suggests that only 3% of the world's soil is environmentally intact, with healthy...

Britain’s natural forest is facing ‘crisis point’, report warns

Ancient woodland - Ancient woodland at Brading, Isle of Wight, England showing bluebells (blue flowers, Hyacinthoides non-scripta), ramsons (white flowers, Allium ursinum) and hazel (trees, Corylus avellana). Indigenous woodlands are at a crisis point, with only 7% in...

California targets urgent projects as wildfire season unravels

Five of the twenty largest wildfires in California history were part of the 2020 wildfire season. (CBS13/AP) California is in a race so desperate that in the face of another devastating wildfire season, authorities began seeking local project ideas before they had...

Huge explosion rocks Caribbean island of Saint Vincent as volcano erupts

Engraving 'after Agostino Brunias' (ca 1801) entitled A Negro Festival drawn from Nature in the Island of St Vincent. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Early on Monday, the volcano fired a huge amount of ash and hot gas, the biggest explosive eruption ever since it...

Cyclone damages Australian cities, cuts power to thousands

Cyclone Seroja Tropical Cyclone Seroja caused widespread damage to houses near the Western Australian town of Kalbarri on Sunday, leaving tens of thousands without electricity. Premier Mark McGowan on Monday said up to 70 per cent of buildings in Kalbarri were...

St Vincent volcano: Ash falls like snowfall on Caribbean island following massive eruption

St. Vincent Island (Florida) "Lightning, thunder and rumblings" on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines remains on the rise, the U.S. Meteorological Agency said. Severe white ash has lashed parts of the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, a day...

Covered St. Vincent braces for further volcanic eruptions

Engraving 'after Agostino Brunias' (ca 1801) entitled A Negro Festival drawn from Nature in the Island of St Vincent. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. People that ignored an initial warning to evacuate an area near a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St....

Explosive eruption jolts volcano on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

'An explosive phase of the eruption may begin with very little warning,' the University of West Indies Seismic Research Centre said in a release. The new eruption comped mandatory evacuation orders issued on Thursday to residents of the volcano. "People should be...

St Vincent warns of volcano eruption, orders house-to-house evacuations

Authorities on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent said Wednesday that they mistook the La Soufriere volcano for a risk of explosion and ordered forced evacuations. The disaster response service on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, which issued one...

California plans $536 million for forests ahead of fire season

Gavin Newsom signing AB2147 among trees that burned in the North Complex Fire. After a record wildfire season, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a $536 million plan on Thursday to help California avoid future fires. In January Newsom announced that he would spend $323...

Study suggests that only 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact

Biodiversity loss - Summary of major biodiversity-related environmental-change categories expressed as a percentage of human-driven change (in red) relative to baseline (blue). The study suggests that only 3% of the world's soil is environmentally intact, with healthy...

Britain’s natural forest is facing ‘crisis point’, report warns

Ancient woodland - Ancient woodland at Brading, Isle of Wight, England showing bluebells (blue flowers, Hyacinthoides non-scripta), ramsons (white flowers, Allium ursinum) and hazel (trees, Corylus avellana). Indigenous woodlands are at a crisis point, with only 7% in...

California targets urgent projects as wildfire season unravels

Five of the twenty largest wildfires in California history were part of the 2020 wildfire season. (CBS13/AP) California is in a race so desperate that in the face of another devastating wildfire season, authorities began seeking local project ideas before they had...

Cyclone damages Australian cities, cuts power to thousands

Cyclone Seroja Tropical Cyclone Seroja caused widespread damage to houses near the Western Australian town of Kalbarri on Sunday, leaving tens of thousands without electricity. Premier Mark McGowan on Monday said up to 70 per cent of buildings in Kalbarri were...

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