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.
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.
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? …
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.
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. Learn more about this initiave and be part of the change.
Trees and forests are a critical part of the solution to the climate crisis and biodiversity collapse. That’s why we aim to mobilize, connect, and empower the global reforestation community to conserve, restore and grow one trillion trees by 2030. Learn more about this initiave and start planting trees!