Before we can solve a problem, we need to understand how it works. In this video, several climate scientists explain just why the Earth is heating up in response to human industrial activity.
Here’s their explanation in 35 words: “Earth transforms sunlight’s visible light energy into infrared light energy, which leaves Earth slowly because it is absorbed by greenhouse gases. When people produce greenhouse gases, energy leaves Earth even more slowly––raising Earth’s temperature.”
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