1. Every time you drive your petrol or diesel car, it produces carbon dioxide
These gases absorb the sun’s heat – like glass in a greenhouse – and cause the Earth’s temperature to be warmer than it should be. Not all the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere result from human activity: many are naturally present. But our activity contributes to their accumulation. The more we produce, the hotter the Earth gets, and the more our climate changes, resulting in more floods, wildfires, and heatwaves. Preliminary data indicates that 2023 was the Earth’s hottest on record.