What is climate change and why should we care? In recent years, countries across the globe have experienced rapid changes in their climate. From flash floods in Malaysia to record-breaking drought in China, these weather changes are attributed to the impact of climate change.
What exactly is climate change?
According to the United Nations (UN), climate change refers to the shift in temperatures and weather patterns.
While it can occur naturally, human activities have unfortunately exacerbated the climate crisis due to activities such as fossil fuels burning, deforestation and large landfills. These contribute to greenhouse gas emissions – which trap the heat on the earth's atmosphere and cause the global temperature to rise.
But why should we care?
Climate change affects more than just the weather. It poses a serious threat to many facets of our lives: Our health and safety, food production and supply as well as economic stability.
So what can we do to reduce the impact of climate change? The easiest way is by living more sustainably and consuming less. Don't worry, it's not as hard as it sounds! You can start by doing these 5 easy steps below: