Climate change - the basics

It probably seems that everywhere you turn these days somebody is saying something about climate change. There are lots of different opinions and ideas out there and all of this information can be overwhelming, or at the very least, confusing.

Across the world, countries, businesses and public bodies are declaring climate emergencies and net-zero targets. Climate activists, environmental organisations and concerned citizens are demanding urgent action from national governments and on the other side of the conversation, there are a vocal number of groups and individuals insisting that there’s nothing to worry about or even that it’s all a hoax!

So, what is all the fuss about, should you be worried and what, if anything can you do to help? To answer these questions, it is probably best to start at the beginning…