Climate change is caused by human activities and is threatening the way we live and the future of our planet. By addressing climate change, we can build a sustainable world for everyone.
But we need to act now.
We need to significantly reduce our carbon emissions over the next ten years to prevent global temperatures rising by more than 1.5 degrees. If we don’t, there will be serious consequences for people, nature and the planet.
The UK has seen major flooding nearly every year since 2007. We are experiencing higher temperatures and more extreme weather events. It isn’t just the UK that has been affected, severe weather and rising sea levels are also impacting people across the world with flooding in the Philippines, deserts spreading in Africa and wildfires in Australia and the USA.
Climate change is impacting more on the poor and vulnerable. For example, in the UK more older people are dying due to extreme heat and colder winters. Poorer people can’t afford to protect their homes from flooding and are struggling to pay their heating bills. As the impacts of climate change increase, more vulnerable communities will struggle. Changes to the weather will affect farming, causing food prices to rise. Colder weather means bigger energy bills which will make life that much harder for people with less income.
We need to act now to protect the futures of our children and grand-children. We all need to do our bit.
Still not convinced, or want to learn more about the climate emergency?
I want you to act as if your house is on fire. Because it is.