Causes of Climate Change

Together, we can kill climate change.

Co2 - the primary cause of climate change

Humans are releasing Co2 and Co2 is the main cause of climate change. Humans have increased total atmospheric carbon dioxide at least 34% seince the industrial revalution began.
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Don't blame the sun!

Several lines of evidence show that current global warming cannot be explained by changes in energy from the sun.


Since 1750, the average amount of energy coming from the sun remained the same.

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The Greenhouse Effect

What's so bad about Co2? Co2 and other greenhouse gases trap heat from the sun around the earth, and dont let it out fast. The more greenhouse gases are in the atmosphere, the harder it becomes for that heat to escape. If we stop emmiting carbon dioxide now, global temperatures are likely to slowly return to normal.
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Why do we care?

I know what your thinking. Why is it important if everything gets hotter? Is't this what we invented Air Conditioning for? Well, it's not just that the earth is getting hotter. The increasing temperature will cause polar ice to melt, killing the polar bears and disrupting the food chain. Plus, because all the water frozen up there will now be in the oceans, sea levels will rise. Not only that, but increased evaporation will cause drought in some places, as well as speeding up the water cycle, increasing major storms and causing floods in other areas.
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How do we stop this?

Since fossil fuels like coal, oil and gasoline clearly aren't an option, we can switch our source of power to not only a clean energy source, but a renewable one that will probably last longer than we will.


There are several candidates for this source of power. Biofeuls are much less harmful than fossil fuels, and as long as things keep dying, (a pleasant thought, I know), it is a renewable energy source. Then there's the option of solar panels. If every building in the world had solar panels on the roof, we would have enough power to power the whole planet, and then some. We can also use windmills and hydro power plants (water turbines), which can produce tons of power as well.

Together, we can kill climate change.