by Christopher Lubrano
What is climate change?
Global climate is the change in the climate of our planet. We should be worried about this because it affects plants, animals, how things grow, and our seasons. The effect is that we could lose food and certain species of animals. If it’s affecting shorelines, ecosystems change. Furthermore, many of the world’s cities are along shorelines and have large populations.
Some signs of global warming
Our world is getting warmer
Average temperatures are rising across the globe.
Sea levels are rising
Coastal cities might be underwater like Venice, Italy shown in this picture.
THINGS ARE HEATING UP
Why is our world getting warmer?
Global warming is primarily caused by emissions from burning fossil fuels which produce greenhouse gasses. Burning fossil fuels is releasing carbon dioxide and methane into our atmosphere, which is trapping heat and warming our climate.