Climate change summary
Climate change represents one of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats facing the planet. It can be defined as the long-term change in average weather conditions, including temperature, precipitation and wind.
The most common cause of this is through the emissions of greenhouse gases from human activity. The effects can already be seen through higher temperatures, rising sea levels, increased ocean acidity and ice melt. These consequences are predicted to accelerate depending on the extent of continued greenhouse gas emissions.