Here we address some of the common questions raised about the changing climate and the science involved in studying it.
The Earth's future climate will depend on whether the world manages to slow or even reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but warming is likely to continue.
A changing climate leads to changes in the frequency, intensity, spatial extent and duration of extreme weather and climate events.
Scientific research can lead to the development of solutions to help us adapt to climate challenges and to cut our greenhouse gas emissions.
A distinction needs to be made between science that is robust and science that is relatively uncertain. All conclusions should be based on peer-reviewed literature.