anthropogenic climate change causes

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Synonyms: climate change causes, global warming causes, causes du changement climatique, causas do aquecimento global, causas del calentamiento global

Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the 'greenhouse effect' - warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space. Certain gases in the atmosphere block heat from escaping. Long-lived gases, remaining semi-permanently in the atmosphere, which do not respond physically or chemically to changes in temperature are described as 'forcing' climate change whereas gases, such as water, which respond physically or chemically to changes in temperature are seen as 'feedbacks'.

Related terms:
climate change feedback, climate change consensus

Broader terms:
anthropogenic climate changeHuman activities are adding greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, to the atmosphere, which are enhancing the natural greenhouse effect. While the natural greenhouse effect is keeping average temperature on earth at about +15°C, this enhanced greenhouse effect ...

Narrower terms:
greenhouse effectThe greenhouse effect is the natural process where the atmosphere traps part of the sun's energy, a necessary process to keep the planet warm enough for life as we know it. Today scientists believe an anthropogenic increase in greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide is increasing the effect ..., ozone layer depletion, forest deterioration, deforestation

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