Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Climate Change
Climate change is a huge subject area that can be overwhelming to understand. Since the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) released their fourth assessment report in February 2007 , the topic of climate change has taken a front seat in the media and has inspired debate from classrooms and cafes, to the highest levels of government around the planet. Here is a short list of the most important points to focus on when trying to comprehend this vast topic. Each of these points provides a concise summary of how human activities and the environment are connected to each other.
This is not an exhaustive list of abrupt climate change topics, just a few that lead to many more. Each of these points is a very quick summary of many people's efforts in understanding how human activities and the environment are connected to each other in past, present and future. Many years of work have contributed to our current understanding of climate change, and there is still much to learn.
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