Teaching climate change in Life Orientation: Human rights, social justice and climate action

What is climate change?

Climate change refers to the long-term shifts in the planet’s weather patterns or average temperatures. Climate change is happening, and it is mainly caused by human activities that lead to severe and damaging effects. The primary human activities that cause climate change include driving cars, creating electricity from non-renewable resources, and cutting down trees. These activities release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which slowly warm the planet, creating climate change.

For additional notes on climate change, click here or refer to your Fundisa for Change Core Text to better understand climate change.