1. Because snow leopards, turtles and polar bears are awesome
2. Because we all need access to clean water
Did you know that one in 10 people worldwide don't have access to clean drinking water? Water is a precious resource with limited availability in many regions around the planet. However, climate change could make this situation much worse. Warming temperatures will destabilise the water cycle. Some areas will experience increased droughts, whereas others will witness more intense rainfall, leading to more floods.
3. Because you need your coffee fix each morning
4. Because climate scientists are hot
5. Because coral reefs are amazing
6. Because you hate the sight of politicians in wellies
Come on, seriously? Following the UK's wettest winter on record, we’ve seen politicians wading through floods in Somerset, hopping onto dinghies in Cornwall and arguing with each other in Westminster. Scientists say we can expect more extreme weather in the future, if we don't cut our greenhouse gas emissions. We need to see politicians taking serious action on climate change, not looking for the next photo opportunity.
7. Because rainforests are incredible
8. Because bees are pretty important to us
Where would we be without bees? Well, many of our vital food crops would really struggle if it weren’t for their pollinating skills and tireless work ethic. The problem is that climate change could make it harder for bees to do their job. That’s bad for us AND the bees.
9. Because clean tech is pretty cool
Some of the biggest advancements in technology over the past few years have come from trying to limit the main cause of climate change - mankind's polluting emissions. One of the best examples is renewable energy, such as wind farms, solar panels and wave-energy converters. All of these harness the power of nature in a clean way. But we urgently need lots more of this technology if we are to reduce our emissions.
10. Because we’re all affected, no matter where we live in the world
And just in case you're still not convinced...
...because David Attenborough says so!