Many people still think of climate change as a phenomenon we’ll only face in the distant future, due perhaps, to climate change projections about rising temperatures and extreme weather events being tied to future dates like 2030, 2050, or even 2100. But, Jennifer Fitchett, the Associate Professor of Physical Geography at the University of the Witwatersrand argues in an article published on The Conversation that, it’s important to realise that we already are experiencing climate change, and have done so for some time now. In her article, which you can read on the News Blog page of the Future Media website, she explains that over the past century, global temperatures have increased by approximately 1°C. Sea level rise is already starting to affect certain low-lying coastal communities, and the world is already experiencing more frequent and intense extreme climate events.