Climate Change

Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

The climate on Earth is changing. Global climate change: Vital signs of the Planet presents news and information about Earth’s changing climate. Learn more about the science of climate change on this website.

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Carbon dioxide levels continue at record levels

Carbon dioxide levels today are higher than at any point in at least the past 800,000 years. The global average atmospheric carbon dioxide in 2019 was 409.8 parts per million. If we don’t reduce the amount of carbon humanity puts into the atmosphere, future climate effects can be devastating.

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From the Industrial Revolution to Climate Change: What Happened and Why?

Coal, oil and natural gas have helped bring humanity from farms, villages and feudalism to the vibrancy of modern society. But we are now at a juncture in human development because of climate change. How did we go from the horse and plough to warming the entire planet? Why did this happen and what might it mean for future generations? Read on to follow the climate change story from 1750 to 2100 and beyond.

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Learn how human activity is changing the Earth

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assesing the science related to climate change. In their website, you can find scientific reports related to climate change, its impacts and future risks. You can also find actions that can be taken to reduce the rate at which climate change is taking place.

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