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Everyone is talking about climate change. But how urgent is it, and how momentous? Nine important facts – and what Volkswagen is doing to limit global warming.

Nine facts on climate change
Lake Kvitåvatn in Norway: Norwegian electricity generation is based almost entirely on hydropower.
If it continues like this, it's going to get extremely hot
Global warming is measurable; the danger of droughts and heat waves are rising
More sea: Sea levels are rising due to the ice at the poles melting.
Comparison of greenhouse effect in tones of CO2 from methane, nitrous oxide, HFCs and CO2
After a longer period of use, an electric car is more climate-friendly.