It's not just environmentalists and scientists concerned about climate change. In a speech at Lloyd's of London last night, Bank of England governor Mark Carney said that, "The challenges currently posed by climate change pale in significance compared with what might come."
Carney went on to explain that, "Once climate change becomes a defining issue for financial stability, it may already be too late," and added that, "While there is still time to act, the window of opportunity is finite and shrinking."
At the end of this year, leaders from around the world will convene in Paris for COP21 or, to give its full name: the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
COP21 will take place between November 30th and December 11th and carries huge significance when it comes to climate change and the future of our planet.