Climate Change

Climate Change

Global surface temperatures rose 0.74°C between 1906 and 20051. 2016 was the warmest year on record. Climate change has already begun affecting ecosystems, human populations, and historical weather patterns and is likely to continue to do so in years to come. The effects of climate change are likely to continue exacerbate humanitarian needs worldwide.

Key Insights

  • Climate change will prevent people from escaping poverty and will push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty

  • Climate change will become a new issue for human rights and justice