The climate is changing

Climate change leads to (natural) disasters.

Climate change is raising the Earth’s average temperature. As a result, sea levels are rising, deserts are spreading and extreme weather conditions are becoming more commonplace.

Since 1960 the number of incidents of extreme weather conditions has tripled.

In 1990 the ratio of extremely hot days to extremely cold days was 1:1. Halfway through 2012 the ratio had risen to 7:1.

A large amount of global warming is caused by human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels, de-forestation and certain industrial and agricultural activities.