Climate change is a hot topic – with myths and falsehoods circulating widely. Find some essential facts here. Share them, use them and talk about them to help counter mis- and disinformation and build support for urgent action.
The United Nations has compiled the essential facts about climate change which can be found from their website and listed here for quick reference
Share them, use them and talk about them to help counter mis- and disinformation and build support for urgent action.
- Climate change is happening
- Climate change is caused by human activity
- Scientists agree that humans are responsible for climate change
- Every fraction of a degree of warming matters
- The climate is changing faster than humans, plants and animals can adapt
- Climate change is a major threat to people’s health
- Natural gas is a fossil fuel, not a clean source of energy
- Clean energy technologies produce far less carbon pollution than fossil fuels
- Entire countries already rely 100 per cent on renewable electricity
- Renewable energy will soon deliver most of the world’s electricity
- Renewable energy is cheaper than fossil fuels
- Solar panels and wind turbines make good use of land
- Renewable energy is better at withstanding extreme weather events
- The transition to clean energy will create millions of jobs
- Alternatives to petroleum-based products already exist
- We can still limit climate change, if we act now!
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