Our Climate Crisis—and What We Can Do About It
Our Climate Crisis
Climate and energy data is often presented in units that may be unfamiliar. But the units chosen here are intended to make comparisons simple.
When our planet’s average temperature increases steadily and gradually, the climate – the range of the weather over a period of time – gradually changes as well, until it suddenly jumps into a new condition. Scientists who study these abrupt changes refer to them as tipping points.