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Global Warming

Greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere when fossil fuels are burnt.  They act like a greenhouse and trap the suns heat, causing rising air and water temperatures known as “global warming’.

Different greenhouse gases are converted into their equivalent amounts of carbon dioxide (a common greenhouse gas) and called “carbon emissions’.

Global warming affects the earth’s climate system causing changes to sea levels, rain fall, severity of storms and droughts and is called ‘climate change’.