Part 1: Back to the start… How did we get into this climate mess and is it really that bad?

1.1 How can we be so sure that the Earth is heating?

“Join the dots. It's happening. It's happening in your world, it's happening in my world. And let...

1.2 Why should we care about a few degrees of heating?

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1.3 Hasn’t the Earth been hotter in the past?

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1.4 What exactly are greenhouse gases and what is the greenhouse effect?

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1.5 Can we be certain that humans are causing global heating?

"Evidence for man-made warming of our climate system is unequivocal." Intergovernmental Panel on...

1.6 Haven’t natural fluctuations in carbon dioxide affected the Earth’s temperature?

"At present rates of human emissions, there will be more CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere by 2025 than a...

1.7 What’s happened in the past few thousand years?

Around 17,000 years ago the Earth began to come out of its most recent ice age. As carbon dioxid...

1.8 What’s happened in the past 150 years?

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1.9 What are greenhouse gas emissions like today?

"More than half of all industrial emissions of carbon dioxide since the dawn of the Industrial Re...

1.10 We have been warned over and over!

"Future generations are unlikely to condone our lack of prudent concern for the integrity of the ...

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