Is Climate Change real?
Climate scientists agree that climate change is real and that is 'extremely likely' that it is caused by humans.
How much has the earth warmed up since the industrial revolution started?
Since the industrial revolution, humans have caused the earth to warm up by about 1°C.
Are different areas of the world heating up faster than others?
Yes. For example, the land is heating up faster than the ocean and the Arctic is warming two to three times more than the average.
Is Climate Change making natural disasters worse?
Some natural disasters, such as hurricanes, flooding, wildfires and droughts are getting worse because of climate change. Climate and weather extremes are getting more intense and more common.
I have heard that we need to stop the earth from warming up by more than 1.5°C. Why is that?
If the earth warms by more than 1.5°C, scientists expect that we will have more droughts, floods, storms, extreme hot days and extreme cold nights in some areas. Ice sheets melting could result in sea levels rising by over a metre in the next few hundred to thousands years.
What is the IPCC?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a group of people, set up by the United Nations, which create reports which look at all of the scientific research on Climate Change, outlining the key facts.