Climate change, also referred to as global warming, is a widely researched and documented phenomenon. The overwhelming scientific consensus is that the Earth's climate is changing due to human activities, primarily the burning of fossil fuels which releases large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These gases trap heat from the sun, causing the planet's temperature to rise, leading to a range of impacts such as rising sea levels, more frequent and severe heatwaves, droughts, and intense storms, among others.

The evidence for climate change comes from various sources, including direct temperature measurements, melting of polar ice caps, changes in the timing of seasons, and shifts in the range and distribution of plants and animals. Climate models developed by scientists, which take into account many factors affecting the Earth's climate, also consistently predict a warming trend.

While some individuals and organizations dispute the reality of climate change, the vast majority of peer-reviewed scientific studies and reports from international scientific organizations, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), indicate that it is real, largely caused by human activities, and having significant impacts on the planet.

It is important to acknowledge and address the challenges posed by climate change. This requires taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to a low-carbon economy, as well as adapting to the inevitable impacts of a changing climate. Failure to act on this issue will result in more severe and widespread consequences for our planet and future generations.