What Causes Global Warming?

Despite the impending threat of climate change, many are still confused or in doubt as to whether climate change exists, and what causes it. Because IPCC is a charitable project ready to give confidence in the facts. Using our informative graphic novel, our goal is to inform the public about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the authoritative scientific body on the problem of climate change. With better knowledge of the IPCC, the public will have clear answers to the question of whether there’s consensus on global warming. The resulting certainty will help us fight climate change.

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Global warming is an alternative term for climate change that is slowly declining in popularity. It is so named because the dominant effect of man-made climate change in many parts of the earth – and for the world overall – is a warming of the climate. But what causes global warming? According to the scientific consensus gathered by the IPCC, the answer is unequivocal. Human beings and our reliance on fossil fuels and generally unsustainable production methods are the fundamental driver of climate change. While it is true that the earth’s climate naturally fluctuates due to a variety of factors, scientists have shown a direct connection between the current rapid rate of climate change and the start of industrialization. While many human activities contribute to climate change, the burning of fossil fuels remains one the largest contributors. Burning fossil fuels emits carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, meaning that in the earth’s atmosphere it acts to trap heat and so warms the air, the surface of the earth and its oceans. At the same time, deforestation has accelerated the effects of climate change. Trees and other forest plants are a natural carbon dioxide sink due to their ability to convert the gas to oxygen. With fewer forests and more carbon dioxide being produced due to unsustainable production, this driver of climate change compounds upon itself. If left unchecked, these climate trends threaten to severely disrupt civilization as we know it.

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We would not have this valuable knowledge without the noble work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Without their ability to aggregate scientific research and communicate it to citizens and policymakers, we would be powerless to stop climate change in time. Unfortunately, despite this information being available, governments and industry leaders have been slow to act, causing climate change to continue to accelerate. If you’re passionate about preventing climate change and mitigating its effects, consider supporting Because IPCC. Share our informative graphic novel or consider making a donation. By making people more aware of the scientific consensus on climate change, we can pressure politicians and industry leaders to enforce sustainable production.

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