Climate change exhibition (english, 2021)
MY NAME IS MR. PLANET AND I WOULD LIKE TO SHOW YOU THE EXHIBITION ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE.
The exhibition contains the winning pieces of the Comics Competition organised by the humanitarian agency ADRA Czech Republic every year since 2016.
FACTS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Everyone heard about climate change, that’s for sure. There are many different opinions on what is causing it and how to solve it. We’re going to stick to the facts here and summarise what it’s all about.
According to the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, climate change has always happened on Earth. Warm and cold episodes took turns every 100,000 years or so. What’s so different about the situation today then? It’s the speed of the changes, especially of the planet warming up. Scientists agree this is at least partly caused by human activities, such as releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere to name one of the most significant ones. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution 150 years ago, we’ve increased the atmospheric concentration of carbon from 280 ppm (parts per million) to more than 410 ppm in 2021 by burning fossil fuels. And that’s not all; there are other gases being concentrated in the atmosphere, like methane. Scientists predict that by the end of the 21st century, Earth will get 1.1 – 6.4 °C warmer. Apart from the huge economic costs, every change like this brings many problems that threaten all life on Earth.
How is climate change linked to the issues of our planet? What can every one of us do to help solve it? You’ll find some of the answers in these comic strips.