Climate

Citizen Science 12

The way we live is causing this rapid change in our climate. The industries and processes we rely on are the main source of greenhouse-gas emissions, which are causing an increase in the Earth's temperature, and consequent alterations in weather patterns.

Greenhouse gases already emitted into the atmosphere mean that further climate change is unavoidable, regardless of future emissions. However, we need to reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions to prevent even more climate change.

We also need to prepare for the climate change that we cannot avoid because of our previous emissions, which have set us on course for a changing climate.

Early & First level

Early and First Level

Scotland has cool summers, mild winters and rainfall spread over the course of the year.

Second level

Second Level

Over the last century, Scotland’s climate has become warmer, while changes in rainfall patterns have led to drier summers and wetter winters.

Third & Fourth level

Third and Forth Level

Scotland has a variable climate. We have cool summers, mild winters and rainfall spread throughout the year. Within the country there are regional differences.

Senior level

Senior Phase

The way we live is causing this rapid change in our climate. The industries and processes we rely on are the main source of greenhouse-gas emissions.

Mobile apps

Mobile Apps

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