Climate change, also called global warming, is the long-term shift in the Earth’s temperature and weather. Most scientists say that climate change is caused by man-made activities. Since the Industrial Revolution, the Earth’s temperature has risen by 1°C, as caused by human activities like deforestation, vehicle emissions, and pollution. Climate change is a serious threat to the food supply, animal populations, and the sustainability of life on Earth. Scientists predict that if we don’t act now, Earth’s temperature will continue to rise causing ice in the polar regions to melt, water in the oceans to rise, and different places on the planet to have extreme weather.
These pictures show how climate change causes extreme and unpredictable weather throughout the entire planet. They emphasize the importance and urgency of taking steps to solve climate change now.