Understanding the global climate crisis

  • Climate literacy is an understanding of your influence on the climate and the climate’s influence on you and society. According to the Climate Literacy Essential Principles of Climate sCIENCE guide, a climate-literate person is someone who:

    • understands the essential principles of Earth’s climate system;
    • knows how to assess scientifically credible information about climate;
    • communicates about climate and climate change in a meaningful way, and
    • can make informed and responsible decisions concerning actions that may affect the climate.


    Key effects of climate change


    What causes climate change?