It’s important that we understand how the climate is changing, so that we can prepare for the future. Studying the climate helps us predict how much rain the next winter might bring, or how far sea levels will rise due to warmer sea temperatures.
Why is climate important to life on Earth?
Climatic conditions help to shape various ecosystems and habitats around the globe. A particular climate can be a boon to one species and a devastation to another. As the climate changes, species and ecosystems respond by adapting, migrating, or reducing their population.
What is climate change and why is it important?
Climate Change is the defining issue of our time and we are at a defining moment. From shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding, the impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale.
Why is it important to raise awareness about climate change?
Raising awareness and thereby understanding of the effects of climate change on health will facilitate both behavioural change and societal support for the actions needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
What did you learn about climate change?
Climate change impacts human health.
It contributes to the dispersion of airborne hazardous materials. It causes other health challenges, like widespread heat stress, increased air pollution, high pollen concentrations in the air and changes in UV radiation.
How does climate change affect students?
Evidence suggests that climate change can impact the education sector directly (through effects related to the damage of education infrastructure; loss of education material; injury/mortality of students, teachers and parents; and psychosocial stress resulting from exposure to extreme weather events).
How does climate change affect education?
In parts of the tropics, exposure to extreme temperature or rainfall in early life is associated with fewer years of schooling in later childhood.