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WELCOME TO CLIMATE SCIENCE 101

The world is warming faster now than at any point in recorded history. If heating continues at this rate, it could have a devastating impact on our planet, causing increased extreme weather events, sea-level rise, food shortages, and extinctions. But we can avoid the worst of these effects if we limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. We need to act for the climate and we need to act NOW.

Our Climate Action starter pack will help you understand the basic science behind climate change, and where Malaysia stands in the climate equation. 

MINI LECTURES

In these three Bite-Size mini lectures, our scientists explain WHY we should care about global warming and its impacts, WHAT needs to be done to avoid too much climate warming, and HOW the world is trying to organise towards this.

GLOBAL WARMING AND ITS IMPACTS

Dr Sheeba Chenoli, University Malaya

Read more in Chapter 3 of the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C 

AVOIDING TOO MUCH WARMING- CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION

Dr Matthew Ashfold, University of Nottingham

Read more in Chapter 2 of the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C  

GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK

Dr Helena Varkkey, Universiti Malaya
Read more at UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Process and Meetings 

INTRODUCTION: CLIMATE CHANGE AND YOU

Explore our infographic gallery for some need-to-know facts on climate change in the Malaysian context.

Are we higher or lower than you thought? Understand how Malaysia ranks in various indicators in the
Are we higher or lower than you thought? Understand how Malaysia ranks in various indicators in the

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Any surprises in the top sectors? Your personal actions can help to reduce emissions across the boar
Any surprises in the top sectors? Your personal actions can help to reduce emissions across the boar

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Do you know the difference between emissions intensity, average emissions per person, and total emis
Do you know the difference between emissions intensity, average emissions per person, and total emis

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Are we higher or lower than you thought? Understand how Malaysia ranks in various indicators in the
Are we higher or lower than you thought? Understand how Malaysia ranks in various indicators in the

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REFERENCES

GLOBAL CO2 LEAGUE TABLE, 2019

  • 2019 global averages: 4.9 tonnes CO2 emissions per capita; 0.29 tonnes CO2 emissions intensity per $1000 GDP. 2019 global total: 38,000 million tonnes CO2 overall emissions. The IPCC Glossary defines emissions intensity as the amount of emissions released per unit of another variable such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), output energy use or transport.

  • Rankings from knoema.com 

  • Data from Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research

MALAYSIA’S GHG EMISSIONS BY MAJOR SECTOR, 2018        

  • Percentages reported are for emissions excluding land use change and forestry sector. Fugitive emissions are leaks and other irregular releases of gases or vapours from a pressurized containment - mostly from industrial activities- in Malaysia, this is mostly from the oil and gas industries. 

  • Data from Climate Watch

WHAT IF WE OVERSHOOT 1.5°C GLOBAL WARMING?      

IS OUR NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION GOOD ENOUGH?    

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