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
Want to see the rest of this article?
Would you like to see the rest of this article and all the other benefits that Issues Online can provide with?
- Useful related articles
- Video and multimedia references
- Statistical information and reference material
- Glossary of terms
- Key Facts and figures
- Related assignments
- Resource material and websites