Climate change as a phenomenon
The ongoing anthropogenic climate change is mainly caused by increased amount of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. If the emissions continue to rise at present rate, global average surface temperature will rise between two to six degrees by the end of this century due to the amplification of the greenhouse effect. Changes in precipitation will lead to more severe droughts in some parts of the world and increasing floods in other parts.
Recommended web sites on climate science
In this section of Climateguide.fi -portal, scientific knowledge of the phenomenon, the global climate change, can be explored in Finnish. However, as there are plenty of reliable and informative websites already available in English on the matter, we have not translated this part of the portal from Finnish to either English or Swedish.
Instead, we recommend the following sites for further information on the scientific basis of climate change:
- "Climate" section of the World Meteorological Organization web portal
- "Climate science explained" section of the Climateprediction.net -project
- Web portal of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- NOAA Climate indicators
- CAMEL - Climate, Adaptation, Mitigation, E-Learning -portal
- Education resources of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)
Explore our visualizations
Nevertheless, we have designed three visualizations on specific topics for you to explore