Climate Change\|Climate Change Secondary

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Our climate is changing. The planet is warming faster than at any time in the last 10,000 years. Global average temperatures have risen by 0.8ºC since the late 19th century, and 0.2ºC per decade over the past 25 years. Man-made greenhouse gas emissions have caused, and continue to cause, most of the observed temperature rise since the mid 20th century. Millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases are produced every day by human activity. These constant emissions into the Earth’s atmosphere continue to drive global warming.  

Whether we can contain global warming to a 2ºC target will be dictated by our actions today.

This website will help you find out more about the Earth's climate and how it is changing, and what you can do to take action.

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Tackling climate change

Find out about the Kyoto Protocol, which was discussed by governments at the Cancún Climate Change Conference in December 2010.

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Green technologies

Can technology help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?