Climate Change

When Greenhouse gases (GHG) such as methane and carbon dioxide are released into the earth’s atmosphere, they trap infrared radiation from sunlight. The sunlight is stored as heat in the atmosphere and can be tied to the increase in the average temperature of the Earth. Many scientists suggest that the Earth’s climate has warmed over the past century and have built models showing that GHGs produced from increased human activity and industrial manufacturing are a direct factor. Therefore, we can assume that by decreasing GHG emissions we can slow the rate of global warming.