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anthropogenic climate change causes


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Synonyms: climate change causes, global warming causes, causes du changement climatique, causas do aquecimento global, causas del calentamiento global

Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the 'greenhouse effect' - warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space. Certain gases in the atmosphere block heat from escaping. Long-lived gases, remaining semi-permanently in the atmosphere, which do not respond physically or chemically to changes in temperature are described as 'forcing' climate change whereas gases, such as water, which respond physically or chemically to changes in temperature are seen as 'feedbacks'.

Related terms:
climate change feedback, climate change consensus

Broader terms:
anthropogenic climate change

Narrower terms:
greenhouse effect, ozone layer depletion, forest deterioration, deforestation

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