Climate Change: Man Made Disaster (03:47)
Climate change is real, it's happening, and it's a result of human activity. The more we burn fossil fuels, the thicker this "blanket" gets, and the warmer the planet gets. This is causing all sorts of problems, like more extreme weather events, drought, and sea level rise. We need to take dramatic action to reduce our emissions in order to avoid catastrophic consequences.
Climate Change: Introduction (04:37)
We're facing our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change. Scientists across the globe do not doubt that at the current rate of warming, we risk a devastating future.
Extreme Temperatures (01:50)
Climate change means that the baseline climate has changed, and as a result, the frequency of extreme temperatures is increasing. This has a substantial effect on the environment, particularly on creatures that are specifically adapted to the old climate.
Species Extinction Due to Climate Change (02:11)
Climate change is causing extinctions of species, and it's irreversible. Record breaking wildfires are happening all over the world, and they're getting worse.
Wildfires Caused by Climate Change (03:21)
Last year saw record-breaking wildfires take hold across the globe.
Climate Crisis: Rising Sea Level (06:36)
Sea levels have been stable for several thousand years, but if the ice sheets continue to lose icebergs faster and faster to the ocean, and sea level goes up, it will start to affect people around the planet in a major way. This includes already vulnerable coastal areas in the South Pacific, Indonesia and Bangladesh. In the United States, Louisiana is on the frontline of this climate crisis and is losing land at one of the fastest rates on the planet.
Warming Oceans Cause Loss of Corals (02:36)
We're watching the death of one of the most majestic ecosystems on the face of the Earth, and it's happening because of the warming oceans. Much of what we're now experiencing, scientists warned about over 30 years ago.
Climate Change Resistance (01:16)
Industry-funded campaigns, many of those in the oil and gas sector, have attempted to confuse climate science and delay government action on Climate Change.
Climate Science Debate (02:32)
The cycle of denial has worked, and politicians who campaign against action on climate change are exploiting people's unwillingness to do something about it.
Climate Regulators (01:46)
The world's forests play a vital role in determining the balance of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and are one of our ways out of climate change.
Deforestation And Palm Oil (02:46)
Deforestation is happening on a large scale, and it's having a negative impact on the environment. Trees are now being cut down and burnt at such a rate that nearly a third of our carbon dioxide emissions are caused by deforestation.
How much worse can it get? (03:42)
We're on track to hit 1.5 degrees global warming by between 2040 and 2050, and not long after that, we're on a trajectory to go to 2 degrees. If we hit 2 degrees, we know that the consequences will be devastating. There are thousands of scientists around the world in almost every single country working to understand what will happen in the future if we don't act.
Warnings About Sea Level Rise (04:26)
Sea level rise is dangerous for us in the UK as indeed elsewhere. The main impacts of what might seem a gradual rise of sea level is the risk from storms, surges of the sea that we've never seen before. If we lose all our coastal cities, we've got a different planet, and we've got an economic situation which is out of control.
There Is Still Time To Act (07:43)
The future looks alarming, but it is not without hope. We need to shift our energy system away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energies.
Carbon Footprint In The Uk (03:57)
We need to think about buying less physical products, buying higher quality products that will last, and reducing our meat and dairy consumption.
Climate Justice (03:58)
School children around the world are protesting to demand climate action. They are concerned about their future and the future of the planet. They are doing what they can to make a difference.
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