There are various studies that show a change in climate as a result of increasing greenhouse gases. This includes:
Let’s look at how carbon dioxide causes global warming.
Carbon dioxide leads to global warming due to an effect called the greenhouse effect.
Some of the infrared waves are able to escape the Earth’s atmosphere. However, the higher the concentration of greenhouse gases present in the atmosphere, the more infrared waves are being absorbed and reflected back towards earth, which heats up our planet and causes global warming.
The causes of climate change are all linked to the emissions of greenhouse gases.
Burning fuels is a major cause of climate change. This can include burning fuels in vehicles, factories and power plants. The carbon that was once stored in fossil fuels (in a harmless state) is now dug up and released into the atmosphere in the form of carbon dioxide.
Cattle farming releases a lot of methane (CH4) into the atmosphere, which is a greenhouse gas, therefore it is a big issue.
To get suitable land for farming, we often have to cut down trees and vegetation. Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere for photosynthesis. Cutting down trees prevents this process from taking place and therefore the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases.
Global warming can lead to changes in habitats of where animals and plants live, an increase in temperature causes polar ice sheets and glaciers to melt faster than it can be made. At the same time, water expands when heated. The combination of both these factors results in rising sea levels.
Rising sea levels can lead to flooding and coastal erosion.