Sources: Solving the climate crisis

We are at a defining moment in history, face to face with the global emergency that is climate change [1]. Every day we don’t take action, the climate crisis becomes more difficult to solve, costly and urgent. The effects are unprecedented in scope and scale with enormous threat for the environment, wildlife, economic and global development, and human lives and health [2-6]. Climate change has the potential to end human civilisation.

Facts and Figures

  • Earth's average temperature increased about 1º C during the 20th century [7].

  • Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress alone [8].

  • The global sea level average increased by 19 cm and is expected to rise 40–63 cm by 2100 resulting in storm surges and high tides [9,10].

Tackling climate change is only feasible if educators, world leaders, policymakers, citizens, and civil society come together [11]. International campaigns and agreements are crucial in developing climate policies, such as supporting clean energy to reduce greenhouse gases and increase energy efficiency [12,13]. As for world citizens, raising awareness on climate change empowers clean choices on transportation, food, and energy use, resulting in reduced individual carbon footprint [14]. The organisations you will support by donating to this appeal, work towards implementing these solutions.


  1. NASA - Climat Change: How do we know? (link

  2. United Nations - Climate Change (link

  3. NASA - Is it too late to prevent climate change (link

  4. NASA - Effects of Climate change (link

  5. European Union - Climate Change Consequences (link

  6. WHO - Climate Change (link

  7. NASA - Video: Global warming from 1880 to 2019 (video

  8. WHO - Climate Change (link

  9. United Nations - Climate Change (link)

  10. NASA - Effects of Climate Change (link)  

  11. Climate Change and Society: Approaches and Responses (research paper

  12. United Nations - Climate Action (link

  13. United Nations Climate Change - The Paris Agreement (summary

  14. Global Citizen - 5 Things You Can Do in Response to Terrifying UN Climate Report (link

Other sources 

  1. National Geographic - Climate Change: How to fix it (article

  2. Civil Society and the Integration of Climate Change Risks into Planning and Policy-making (report