Causes of Climate Change
In the simplest term, Greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted will accumulate over the Earth’s
atmosphere, creating a phenomenon called the greenhouse effect where it act as a blanket
that traps the radiation (heat) from the sun and make it unable to escape the earth.
Overtime this warms up the planet in a phenomenon called Global Warming.
Human activities such as the burning of fuel are the major contributor to the release of GHG.
High GHG emission can bring disastrous consequences. Global warming are known to increase
the frequency and intensity of the natural disasters such as forest fires and flooding as
well as sea level rise. These changes cause the atmosphere to trap more heat than it used
to, leading to a warmer Earth.
According to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scientists, the temperature has
already risen by 1 degree Celsius as a result of unchecked GHG emissions. The scientists
have warned that an increase of more than 2 degrees will be devastating to all life.