Climate change

Greenhouse gases that come from the combustion of fossil fuels are changing the Earth's climate. The world is warming, and there are many different phenomena that force the Earth's climate to become hotter or colder. While some of these are anthropogenic and some are natural, carbon dioxide released from pursuing energy services is by far the most important contributor.

The Energy Education team is hoping to write extensively about the interplay between energy use and climate change, but until those resources are developed, please peruse the following resources to learn about climate change:

Figure 1. Sixty years of global warming.[1]

References

  1. While these data are from NASA, this image was downloaded from http://bgr.com/2014/01/29/global-warming-gif-video/ on September 4th, 2015.