Lots of people are talking about climate change today. Let's learn about it and see what we can do to help save our planet.
Let's start by learning about our climate.
The word 'climate' means the type of weather in a place over time. So, 'climate' tells us what the weather is usually like in different parts of the world. For example, Ireland has a mild climate. We don't usually get weather that is too hot or too cold.
What's the climate like where you live?
'Climate change' means that the climate in different parts of the world is changing. This is causing a lot of problems for the environment.
Now let's look at what causes climate change.