Have you seen the BBC production of "The Polar Bear Family and Me?" All politicians and climate change skeptics should watch this fascinating three-part documentary. Marked disruptions in animals' natural habitat - and thus their ability to breed and survive - illustrate what scientists have long proclaimed: our climate is changing - and not for the better.
Most of us already take steps daily to help protect the environment, including recycling, conserving energy and electricity and trying to reduce our carbon footprint by taking public transportation, lowering automobile emissions, etc. Read about further measures each of us can take to reduce the impact of climate change.
The graphic below shows how climate change is damaging the earth and affecting all of us, no matter where we live. I think it should have mentioned China, apparently in a race with the US to claim the title of the world's biggest polluter. And the graphic over-simplifies some complex issues, while ignoring others. But in general, the graphic does a good job highlighting major problems resulting from climate change.
For further reading, The Guardian produces an excellent ongoing series of articles about climate change developments. NASA also publishes articles about climate change's effects on "vital signs" of our increasingly-fragile environment.
Graphic courtesy of Learnstuff.com.