What Causes Climate Change?

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This article is the second of five in a series to understand the basic science of climate change. In this article, we explore the causes of climate change.

Despite a vocal minority of climate deniers, there is no reasonable doubt that the climate is changing, and that the change is the result of human activity. But climate science is complicated, and few adults learned about it in school. If you do not understand climate change as well as you’d like, let this be your introduction to a basic understanding of climate science. Welcome to Climate Change 101.

What Is Climate Change?

As explained in the first article in this series, climate change is the environmental crisis created by greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere by human industrial activity. The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in…

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