1. Because snow leopards, turtles and polar bears are awesome
Climate change will mean big changes for animals around the world. So if we care about incredible species, we should care about climate change, too. Changes will make food harder to come by and increased deforestation will make it more difficult for animals to survive. WWF works on climate change because it affects so much of the natural world – everything from incredible species to beautiful habitats, such as the Amazon. And, of course, it affects one more amazing species - us.
7. Because rainforests are incredible
Rainforests are one of the most precious habitats on the planet. They are also often described as the “world’s lungs”. They really are amazing! The Amazon, for example, is home to an astonishing one in 10 of all the wild species on Earth. In scientific terms, it’s a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem. But, worldwide, forest destruction is a major cause of climate change – generating an incredible amount of the greenhouse gases. That’s bad news for rainforests and the world we live in.
10. Because we’re all affected, no matter where we live in the world
Climate change won’t just affect forests, or coral reefs, or even people in far-off countries – it will affect ALL OF US! From more extreme weather to increasing food prices, no matter where you live, climate change will affect you. That’s why WWF is working to tackle climate change, in order to create a world where people and nature thrive. And millions of people are joining us, too. Events such as Earth Hour are a brilliant reminder that together we can make change happen, and gives us all a chance to think about the many things we can do to help create a brighter future.
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