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The Problems

Standard Page | 2010-04-14 at 6:00

Climate change is the greatest environmental threat humanity has ever faced and the biggest challenge. It is caused by the build-up of greenhouse gases, which are released from burning fossil fuels and the destruction of ancient forests and...

Glacier Retreat in the Third Pole

Standard Page | 2006-01-06 at 14:50

Climate change is causing glaciers to melt throughout China, especially in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, with devastating consequences for the billions of people who depend on them.

Extreme Weather

Standard Page | 2006-01-06 at 16:06

There is strong evidence that extreme weather events – such as hurricanes, floods, droughts and heat waves – are increasing because of climate change. And while it is difficult to blame any single weather event on climate change, scientists agree...

Habitat Loss and Species Extinction

Standard Page | 2006-01-06 at 14:56

Each species evolves to thrive in its own particular ecological niche – to live in a particular "home" with specific living conditions (including temperatures ranges and other plant and animal species). Some species are more adaptable than others...

The Science

Standard Page | 2010-04-14 at 6:00

Climate scientists around the world agree with overwhelming certainty that climate change is the result of manmade activity. But if we are responsible for the cause, then we can also be responsible for the solutions to protect our climate and our...

Health, Food and Water Impacts

Standard Page | 2006-01-06 at 15:23

Climate change will have disastrous impacts on agriculture and the food supply – in part due to the increase in extreme weather – but it will also have severe impacts on water supplies, health and the spread of disease. Rich and poor alike will...

Super Greenhouse Gases: F-gases

Standard Page | 2009-04-24 at 11:13

Created to cool our drinks, food, houses and cars, F-gases are actually helping to heat up the globe and cause climate change.

Carbon Dioxide

Standard Page | 2011-06-04 at 13:51

The primary human source of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is from the burning of fossil fuels for energy production and transport. Another leading cause is deforestation, which is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all...

Climate Research

Standard Page | 2006-01-06 at 11:58

It was realized by the mid-18th century that some gases in the Earth's atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, trap heat and keep the Earth warm. At the start of the 20th century, a Swedish scientist named Svante Arrhenius put forward the idea that...

Wind Energy

Standard Page | 2006-01-17 at 14:05

China is now at the forefront of wind technology, and its capacity continues to grow by leaps and bounds. In fact wind power is the world's fastest growing energy source and is a deceptively simple technology. Behind the tall, slender towers and...

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