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Climate Change in 1,000 Words

Easy-to-Understand Essay About our Climate Crisis

The Problem

The Causes of Climate Change

Forest clearance in Madagascar. Deforestation is a major source of CO2 emissions that cause climate change. Photo: © Cunningchrisw CC BY-SA 4.0

The Solution

Climate Change Involves The Whole World

Richer Nations Must Pay More

Sorry, But We Need to Consume Less Energy

Renewables Are Struggling to Keep Up

The all-or-nothing approach to complex social changes required by climate change extremists. Global climate strikes have become an increasingly common occurrence, although they took a back seat during the Covid-19 crisis. In 2019, over 6 million people, from school children to trade unions, took part in a global strike organized by the climate activist group FridaysForFuture. Image: Markus Spiske / Unsplash

Extremism Can’t Solve the Problem

A Pragmatic Approach to Climate Change is Best

Additional Articles


  1. “Global Climate Change.” NASA.
  2. “Global Climate Change. What You Need to Know.” NRDC.
  3. “What is climate change? A really simple guide.” BBC.

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Karina Collins

I work in marketing by day — and pen my thoughts on climate change by night.