Adding greenhouse gases to our atmosphere is warming the planet.

Adding greenhouse gases to our atmosphere is warming the planet.

By Musketeer Fionnuala Fox

A scientist uses a computer to analyze carbon dioxide emissions. Computer screen shows a graphic of the greenhouse effect.

Current climate models predict global warming of between 1.4 and 5.8 °C by the year 2100.

Even a 1.4°C temperature rise over 100 years has never been observed in the past 10,000 years.

The Earth’s climate is already slowly adjusting to past greenhouse emissions – climate records show that global temperatures have increased by 0.6 °C since the late 19th century.

The 1990s are likely to have been the warmest decade of the millennium.

Mean sea-level around the world has risen by 10-20 cm. Most of the rise in sea levels has been due to the thermal expansion of seawater. Melting glaciers and ice caps could also contribute to rising sea levels……….

To read the rest of Fionnuala’s article click here.

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