Evidence of climate change is all around us, but has it always been that way? For decades, climate deniers have argued that climate change is part of a natural cycle. Today, the majority of people now understand that human-caused climate change is real. But what were the warning signs? In this article, Climate change not my problem (but whose is it?) we take a look back at the historical signs of climate change, from CO2 levels and rising temperatures to sea level rise and melting sea ice.
By understanding the warning signs, we can look at our current situation and map out what the future will look like. What does life look like if we change nothing? What if we meet 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius of warming? We take a look at what you can expect from an everyday perspective to a global view. With this understanding, we step back and consider who’s responsible for correcting the global issue.
Reflection Question: After going through this course, who do you think should bear the greatest responsibility for addressing climate change, and why?
Meaningful Action: Write a letter to your local representative expressing your concern about climate change.