Climate Change?

In the 1960’s scientists working in labs around the world were discovering that the carbon dioxide created by human activity had the potential to cause a warming effect on the planet. A subsequent prediction asserted that we would begin to experience these effects, most noticeably in our weather as we entered the twenty-first century. Some eighty years later we now know that ‘warming effect’ as climate change. We’ve gone from the theory to the reality – fairly quickly as it happens. In fact ten of the hottest years on record have been recorded since the year 2000.

There are almost daily reminders from across the world that our planet is getting hotter and that human behaviour is having an impact on our planet in a host of ways. For example increasing incidences of wildfires, reports of famine and drought, as well as the retreat of ice in the polar-regions, and landslides caused by soil erosion or flash floods.

The fact is, climate change is here and unless we all do something about it through the implementation of global policies and making individual lifestyle changes, our planet will change forever.

What is Climate Change?

Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.

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The fact is, climate change is here and unless we all do something about it through the implementation of global policies and making individual lifestyle changes, our planet will change forever.

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s Sir David Attenborough to tell you why we all need to take action:

What is MyNI doing to raise awareness of climate change?

We are sharing information, tips and advice on how we can all make small lifestyle changes that will help protect our local environment. Taken together, these small steps will help to reduce the impact of climate change. 

How you can help nature thrive

Ways to help nature thrive

Looking for ideas of how you can help Nature thrive? See how these individuals in Northern Ireland are tackling this at their homes and in their communities in small and

Climate Heroes are going the extra mile to make changes for Nature and for a healthy and prosperous future in Northern Ireland. They’re helping to cut carbon emissions and helping to ease the pressures on Nature.

We all probably know of at least one local Climate Hero and we want to blow their trumpets here, as part of our ‘Northern Ireland Climate Action’ campaign. 

How you can help nature thrive

Ways to help nature thrive

Looking for ideas of how you can help Nature thrive? See how these individuals in Northern Ireland are tackling this at their homes and in their communities in small and

Are you ready to make a pledge to Change for Nature?

This is your chance to be part of the global climate action movement.