Earlier last year, the UN Secretary General António Guterres called climate change “the most systemic threat to humankind." A few months later, an alarming report by the IPCC followed, noting that the 1.5C temperature threshold could be exceeded in just 12 years, by 2030. Even half a degree increase could significantly impact global food systems, worsen the risks of natural disasters and could result in extreme weather conditions, water scarcity, species loss, and climate-related poverty and displacement. While President Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord in 2017, 197 UNFCCC member nations have either signed or acceded to the agreement. Learn more about climate change and its consequences, and look at the various stakeholders—from student activists calling on their leaders to act to climate change skeptics and deniers—in this deep dive on the issue.
Climate Change: A Primer
A brief guide to climate change and global warming.