Climate change has progressed throughout history, but now it draws closer than ever before. In just 650,000 years, there have been seven cycles of glacial advances and retreats. The Ice Age ended over 7,000 years ago, and this was the catalyst of the climate era we live in today.
Those in the know have now agreed that a significant cause of human expansion of “the greenhouse effect”. This ‘warming’ means that the atmosphere of the Earth traps heat that radiates from Earth towards space.
NASA goes onto explain that,
“A certain group of gases in the atmosphere in general blocks heat from escaping. Gases that were long-lived that are still semi-permanently in the atmosphere but do not retaliate physically or chemically to changes in the temperature are illustrated as ‘forcing’ climate change. These are gases like water vapour, which do retaliate physically and chemically to change in temperature as seen as ‘feedbacks’.”
Global climate change has already had severe effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, and rivers and lakes covered in ice are breaking earlier than they should. Plants have died, and animals have become extinct. Sea levels are rising and we are experiencing extreme heat waves too.
So what is the solution to this global climate change? Experts institutions like NASA, who specialise in climate and Earth science, give comprehensive information to everyone on their website.
You can also check out these websites, which illustrate how to slow down global warming.