Climate change is largely misunderstood by many people because of relating terms such as ‘global warming’. The term global warming describes the accelerated warming of Earth due to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions–hotter air around the globe causes more moisture to be held in the air than in prior seasons, so when storms occur the added moisture fuels heavier precipitation in the form of more intense rain or snow. Due to a lack of understanding of weather systems, many people simply dismiss climate change as being real because of experiencing cooler weather or snow.
Climate change is a change in the pattern of weather, and related changes in oceans, land surfaces and ice sheets, occurring over time scales of decades or longer. Our climate is actually always changing and can be due to natural processes, such as changes in the Sun’s radiation, volcanoes or internal variability in the climate system. However, human-influenced climate change is causing accelerated changes in the composition of the atmosphere due to the sheer amount of greenhouse gas emissions being produced, and other driving activities such as deforestation and over-fishing the ocean.
During February 2015, for the first time scientists measured atmospheric carbon dioxide’s increasing capacity to absorb thermal radiation emitted from Earth’s surface over an 11-year period, with confirmation that the calculations used in today’s climate models are on track when it comes to representing the impact of CO2.
Beef Production in the Amazon is Causing Droughts in Brazil
Agriculture expansion and the resulting deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has many people worried. What we’re seeing now is a direct example of climate change where the Brazilian forest has degraded to such a point where it can no longer regulate its own systems.
Australia is a Global Front for Deforestation
Australia was once known for its bountiful bush lands and outback, but now the WWF declares Australia as one of the world’s 11 deforestation hotspots that together will account for 80% of global forest loss by 2030.Read More
What is Our Biggest Cause of Climate Change?
Momentum continues to build as more and more people become acutely aware of just how large of an impact animal agriculture is having on our planet. But we need your help to spread the word–your choices every single day contribute to and have the power to make real change.Read More
How Your Food Choices Drive World Hunger
It’s difficult to image how our food choices could have such an impact. The correlation between animal based food production systems and world hunger is fuelled by the demand for these products. Globally we are producing enough grain to feed 2 times as many people as there are in the world.Read More
Why Vegan Discussion Videos
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Read More