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Zimbabwe reconfirms emissions targets ahead of climate summit

Zimbabwe introduced a wider emission reduction target ahead of the UN climate conference in November, as shown by the country's new climate plan. The South African country has now committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% for all economic sectors by...

India welcomes US efforts to fight climate change, its return to the Paris Accord

The United States officially backed out of the Paris climate agreement in February, 107 days after stepping down at the behest of former president Donald Trump. India hailed America's effort to combat climate change and his return to the Paris accord when Prime...

Taoiseach urges UN to ‘alarm bells’ about Covid, conflict and climate change

The Taoiseach made the most of a speech earlier on Friday to the UN General Assembly, pleading with world leaders to respond immediately to the challenges posed by Covid 19 and climate change. "series of alarms have sounded"Micheál MartinIn a speech that followed on...

Governor Newsom signs 24 bills totaling $15 billion to combat climate change in California

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $15 billion package that funds programs to fight drought and climate change in the state following a devastating forest fire season. The funding forms part of the state's $262.6 billion budget, passed earlier this year. Man-made climate...

Governor Newsom signs 24 bills totaling $15 billion to combat climate change in California

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $15 billion package that funds programs to fight drought and climate change in the state following a devastating forest fire season. The funding forms part of the state's $262.6 billion budget, passed earlier this year. Man-made climate...

Palo Alto woman indicted in arson at fawn fire in Shasta County

>> Thousands of people were evacuated today, with many more required to prepare to flee after a devastating wildfire swept through a drought-prone forest in far northern California. "arson to wildland."Alexandra SouvernevaAlexandra Souverneva was taken to the Shasta...

Zimbabwe reconfirms emissions targets ahead of climate summit

Zimbabwe introduced a wider emission reduction target ahead of the UN climate conference in November, as shown by the country's new climate plan. The South African country has now committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% for all economic sectors by...

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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Zimbabwe reconfirms emissions targets ahead of climate summit

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India welcomes US efforts to fight climate change, its return to the Paris Accord

The United States officially backed out of the Paris climate agreement in February, 107 days after stepping down at the behest of former president Donald Trump. India hailed America's effort to combat climate change and his return to the Paris accord when Prime...

Taoiseach urges UN to ‘alarm bells’ about Covid, conflict and climate change

The Taoiseach made the most of a speech earlier on Friday to the UN General Assembly, pleading with world leaders to respond immediately to the challenges posed by Covid 19 and climate change. "series of alarms have sounded"Micheál MartinIn a speech that followed on...

Governor Newsom signs 24 bills totaling $15 billion to combat climate change in California

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $15 billion package that funds programs to fight drought and climate change in the state following a devastating forest fire season. The funding forms part of the state's $262.6 billion budget, passed earlier this year. Man-made climate...

Governor Newsom signs 24 bills totaling $15 billion to combat climate change in California

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $15 billion package that funds programs to fight drought and climate change in the state following a devastating forest fire season. The funding forms part of the state's $262.6 billion budget, passed earlier this year. Man-made climate...

Palo Alto woman indicted in arson at fawn fire in Shasta County

>> Thousands of people were evacuated today, with many more required to prepare to flee after a devastating wildfire swept through a drought-prone forest in far northern California. "arson to wildland."Alexandra SouvernevaAlexandra Souverneva was taken to the Shasta...

Okanagan activists take part in global strike for climate measures – Okanagan

Kelowna was just one of hundreds of places around the world taking part in the Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 24. "Today, as I understand it, there are something like 600.000 people marching in Berlin and across the world. Not as big in Kelowna but we are...

Low-paid countries implore quicker action on climate at UN

For America, COVID-19 was about leadership and a measure of hope. The failure of advanced economies to effectively curb their greenhouse gas emissions is adding to sea-level rise and is particularly vulnerable to the waters of island and low-lying nations. "We simply...

World’s youth back on the streets to fight climate change

The strike comes five weeks ahead of the UN Climate Change conference (COP26), where world leaders will seek to push through more ambitious climate actions to slash the greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the planet. "The concentration of CO2 in the sky hasn't...

Strong local stories can inspire us to take action on climate change

The climate emergency has put the world in a great danger, but that is difficult to say when one sees the news or views the global reaction to the climate crisis, which remains lax. Climate change is a complex issue, and one complicated to communicate. It's slow, it...

Zimbabwe reconfirms emissions targets ahead of climate summit

Zimbabwe introduced a wider emission reduction target ahead of the UN climate conference in November, as shown by the country's new climate plan. The South African country has now committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% for all economic sectors by...

Palo Alto woman indicted in arson at fawn fire in Shasta County

>> Thousands of people were evacuated today, with many more required to prepare to flee after a devastating wildfire swept through a drought-prone forest in far northern California. "arson to wildland."Alexandra SouvernevaAlexandra Souverneva was taken to the Shasta...

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