General Article Myths about climate change

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The climate is always changing anyway

The Earth’s climate has always changed naturally in the past. But what is happening now is potentially a big change in the Earth’s climate, this time caused mainly by human activity.

Carbon dioxide is a major heat-trapping greenhouse gas. Its concentration in the atmosphere is now higher than at any time in at least the last 800,000 years. Although this is not new in the history of the planet, it is entirely new in human history. It is expected to have a negative impact on many ecosystems and humans across the world.

There’s no scientific evidence for climate change

Scientists have been commenting on the relationship between emissions of gases and the climate since the 1800s. They have worked with governments to do something about climate change for a long time.

In 1988, the UN set up the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is a body of scientists from all parts of the world who assess the best available scientific an...

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