Global Warming

The Earth has warmed up by about 0.6C in the last 100 years. During this period, man-made emissions of greenhouse gases have increased, largely as a result of the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. In the last 20 years, concern has grown that these two phenomena are, at least in part, associated with each other. That is to say, global warming is now considered most probably to be due to the enhanced greenhouse effect.

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Introduction to Global Warming
20th Century
21st Century
Aerosols
Agriculture
British Isles
Carbon Dioxide
CFCs
Climate Change
Concentrations
Deforestation
Desertification
Detecting Global Warming
Doing Our Bit
Ecosystems
Emissions
Enhanced Greenhouse Effect
Extreme Weather
FCCC
Fossil Fuels
Greenhouse Effect
Greenhouse Gases
GWPs
HCFCs
Human Health
Impacts of Global Warming
Industrial Revolution
IPCC
Islands & Coasts
Kyoto Protocol
Methane
Modelling Global Warming
Nitrous Oxide
Rainfall
Sea Level
Temperature
Trees
UK Programme
Water