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How to visualise Climate Change (ft. Katharine Hayhoe)

Updated: May 12

How to visualise Climate Change (ft. Katharine Hayhoe)

The world is warming primarily due to the increasing amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. These gases act like a blanket around Earth, trapping heat from the sun and causing the planet to get warmer.  


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Here's a breakdown of the key factors:

  • Greenhouse Gases: The main culprit is the rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.  Burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas releases large amounts of CO2.  Deforestation also contributes as trees absorb CO2 through photosynthesis.

  • The Greenhouse Effect:  Sunlight reaches Earth's surface, warming it.  Some heat radiates back into space, but greenhouse gases trap some of this heat,  causing a gradual warming effect.

  • Human Activity:  While natural processes can cause some fluctuation,  scientific evidence overwhelmingly points to human activities as the main driver of the current rapid warming trend.

The consequences of a warming planet are wide-ranging and severeincluding rising sea levels, more extreme weather events, and disruptions to ecosystems.

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