Thousands of people are expected to attend the People’s Climate Movement march in Washington, D.C. and sister cities around the world this coming weekend. They are marching because actions taken to date by governments and others are not commensurate with the scale of climate impacts – both those already borne and those projected in the years to come.

It’s a good moment to reflect on the facts. What do we know about global climate change, and what impacts can we expect in the future? The following graphics speak volumes.

What is climate change?
Climate change is a long-term change in Earth’s weather patterns or average climate, including temperature and precipitation. While the climate has changed in the past, we are now seeing it change at an unprecedented rate. As a result of the build-up of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere – due to our burning of fossil fuels, cutting down trees and other activities – global average temperature is now changing at a faster rate than at least over the past 1,000 years.

Read more: Climate Science, Explained in 10 Graphics


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MANILA, Philippines — As 2017 kicks into full swing, it’s a good time to think about how we can better ourselves and here’s one item to add to your list: reducing carbon emissions.

Annually, each Filipino is responsible for an average of one metric ton of carbon emissions or greenhouse gases that trap heat in the atmosphere and cause climate change.

That’s about the same amount of carbon emissions from using 103 gallons of gasoline, watching an LCD TV nonstop for 250 days, or flying a Boeing 747 for 8.9 minutes.

We’ve made some suggestions on what you can do on a daily to yearly basis to cut your emissions and help mitigate climate change.

Don’t attempt a positive change in your life only to dump the goal in a few weeks. Strive to keep your resolutions this year. — Rappler.com

Read more: #ClimateActionPH Calendar: How you can cut your carbon footprint: What can you do to cut your...


Displacement linked to climate change is not a future hypothetical – it’s a current reality.

Girls cross a bamboo bridge on Katubidia island in Bangladesh, a nation where millions of people are at risk due to rising sea levels.  © UNHCR/Saiful Huq Omi

As activities get underway in Marrakech at COP22, the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about climate change and displacement.

Read more: Frequently asked questions on climate change and disaster displacement


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