Presentation on theme: "The current causes of climate change: the human causes."— Presentation transcript:
The current causes of climate change: the human causes
Difference GLOBAL WARMING is the increase of the Earth’s average surface temperature due to a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. CLIMATE CHANGE is a broader term that refers to long-term changes in climate, including average temperature and precipitation.
How Global Warming Works Fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) Carbon Dioxide (CO 2 )
Methane 24 times more potent than carbon dioxide Rising incomes and increase population have led to an increased rearing of livestock- account for about 20% of emissions Also comes from marshland, rice landfills (rotting vegetable matter), burning vegetation