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……….

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The Earth’s Climate Change, Presented by Musketeer Fionnuala Fox.

The Earth’s climate has always been changing.

 

However, for at least 100 years we have been aware of a serious problem with the way our activities on earth may be affecting the climate. Swedish scientist Svente Arrhenius first raised the issue in 1895, and since then Climate change has now become accepted as possibly the most serious threat mankind has to face.

Tackling climate change is urgent – not only the causes of climate change, but also the effects it will have on our society.

So that we can understand the nature of climate change fully, we will look at three terms which are used when discussing the subject: Climate Change, Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect.

This article is continued here: Climate Change Article