Our Changing Climate

The Earth’s climate has changed throughout its history. For example, parts of the United Kingdom have been under miles of ice and the same areas have baked in tropical heat thousands of years later.

Our climate is now changing due to our own actions. These changes are differrent to the slow natural changes our planet has experienced over millions of years.

Climate change now is dramatic and rapid, mostly taking place in the last 70 years.

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A Greenhouse Planet

Climate science is incredibly complicated and scientists are helping by creating models of how our actions affect the climate. Start your Geography ActiveLens app and point it at the trigger image to see a very simple interactive model of how we all effect the climate.