Climate Change


Yianni Paravalos, Science & Nature Editor

So what is climate change? Climate change is long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. The main effects of climate change are more frequent and intense drought, storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, melting glaciers and warming oceans.

Thousands of studies show researchers around the world have documented increases in temperature at Earth’s surface, as well as in the atmosphere and oceans. High temperature extremes and heavy precipitation events are increasing, glaciers and snow cover are shrinking. Growing seasons are longer, and large wildfires occur more frequently. Many species are moving to new locations, and changes in the seasonal timing of important events are occurring in response to climate change.

You can: Save energy at home, Walk, bike, or take public transport and eat more vegetables.