World Environment Day - Small Island Developing States

Climate Change

The global sea level has risen by about 10 to 25 cm. (up to about 10 inches) over the last 100 years. 

Sea level rise is attributable to global warming. Humanity's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are leading to changes in climatic patterns. The most harmful GHG emitted by human activity -- carbon dioxide -- accounts for 85% of the increase in the Earth’s temperature in the past ten years.

When you save energy you reduce the use of fossil fuels --coal -- oil and gas-- the greatest source of human carbon dioxide output. Simple steps to reduce your carbon footprint—like turning off lights and appliances when not

in use, switching to compact fluorescents, carpooling or biking -- can help. Find out more about how to take action.

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