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Consequences of climate change

Climate change affects all regions around the world. Polar ice shields are melting and the sea is rising. In some regions, extreme weather events and rainfall are becoming more common while others are experiencing more extreme heat waves and droughts. We need climate action now, or these impacts will only intensify.

Climate change is a very serious threat, and its consequences impact many different aspects of our lives. Below, you can find a list of climate change’s main consequences. Click on the + signs for more information.

Natural consequences


What are the consequences of climate change for the natural world?

Social threats


What social threats does climate change bring upon us?

Threats to business


How does climate change represent a threat to business?

Territorial threats


How are different areas affected by climate change?

As you can see, climate change is a serious matter and it affects us all. This can be overwhelming, but there’s good news: solutions exist. Find out about what the EU is doing to fight the climate crisis and how you can play your part too.