Climate change, referring to drastic changes in the earth’s weather or temperature, is a broad topic that affects all life on our planet. We are currently undergoing global warming, a climate change that has been directly caused by human influence, especially the burning of fossil fuels and global deforestation. Predicted global warming effects are already underway, heightening the frequency and intensity of regularly occurring natural disasters—such as hurricanes, droughts and heat waves, fires, and flooding—which have displaced many people and challenged quality of life everywhere. The solution to these catastrophes is within our grasp, but it requires all of us to pressure political and business leaders on a societal level to alter industrial behaviors on a scale that can halt our globe’s catastrophic trends.
David Attenborough takes a stark look at the facts surrounding climate change in today's world, detailing the dangers we are already having to deal with and future threats, but also the possibilities for prevention and radical political, social and cultural change.
The biggest problem for the climate change fight isn’t technology – it’s human psychology. This is the first episode of Climate Lab, a six-part series produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by Emmy-nominated conservation scientist Dr. M.
It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible—food shortages, refugee emergencies, climate wars and economic devastation.