Reducing the carbon footprint of the place where I work

Introduction

This introduction considers how human activity has changed the natural process known as the greenhouse gas effect resulting in global warming and climate change. The unit explores these key questions:

  • What is climate change and why is it a big deal?

  • What are the main anthropogenic causes of recent climate change?

  • What is the evidence that the climate is changing?

  • What will more global warming mean later this century?

  • What are some of the common myths about climate change?

  • Why are some scientists sceptical about climate change?

  • What can I conclude from this evidence?