The impact of climate change

 

Climate change is already happening. It has many effects on nature, society and economy, influencing our everyday lives. And it will continue to alter the world in which we live.

The changing climate is manifested in two ways:

1) in long-term changes, e.g. slow increase in average temperatures, and

2) in an altered climate variability, e.g. more frequent extreme weather events such as storms, drought or heat-wave summers.