The atmosphere, when seen edge-on, is a very thin layer around the earth. And we are now putting into that thin layer of atmosphere 110 million tonnes of global warming pollution, principally CO2, every 24 hours.

Watch a clip of Al Gore, climate change activist, addressing the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos, above. Catch up with his full presentation here.

Image: Al Gore, former U.S. Vice-President speaks at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich