It refers to the continuous increase in global average temperature: specifically the temperature of the atmosphere and seas.
In particular this term refers to a trend of rapid increase in temperatures over the past two centuries caused by the release of large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which is linked to modern lifestyle and burning fossil fuels in particular;. More »
Climate change has environmental, economic, social and political effects.
We are already suffering many of the negative effects of climate change. According to experts, we have between ten and thirty years to completely curb rising carbon dioxide emissions. To achieve this, it is imperative to take action now. There are many things we can do on a personal level and others that require the cooperation of world leaders.