Global warming is the name given by scientists for the gradual increase in temperature of the Earth’s surface that has worsened since the industrial revolution.
Over the past two decades the effect has become more marked. Considerable evidence exists that most of this warming has been caused by human activities… that’s to say we have altered the chemical composition of the atmosphere through a buildup of greenhouse gases – primarily carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide.
What if we do nothing? Rising global temperatures will cause sea level to rise and alter local climate conditions, affecting forests, crop yields, and water supplies. It may also affect human health, animals, and many types of ecosystems. Deserts may expand and some of our countryside may be permanently altered.
What will happen in the future if we do nothing?
What can I do?
You have to go to work and we all like being consumers – but there are many ways you can help. Firstly, you need to recognise how you personally impact global warming. Carbon Footprint will show you how to minimise your impact – starting today – and show you how to make the right product choices in the future.
In February 2007, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) issued its latest assessment report on climate change, which concluded that global warming is “unequivocal” and gave the strongest warning yet that it is very likely (> 90%) caused by human activities
The evidence for global warming and climate change includes the following:-
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