Causes of climate change

Human action as the main cause of climate change

The causes of climate change have to do mainly with human action. This implies the excessive use of fossil fuels, coal and gas on a large scale. All this causes the increase in the temperature of the planet. 

The causes of climate change include human influence as responsible for the contribution of the drastic changes that are taking place in the earth’s atmosphere, specifically in reference to the increase of COconcentrations in the atmosphere in the last 650,000 years, particularly since the industrial Revolution.

Greenhouse gases and aerosols affect climate by altering incoming solar radiation and outgoing radiation, which are part of the Earth’s energy balance.

On the other hand, fluorinated gases cause a powerful heating effect, up to 23,000 times higher than that produced by CO 2 . However, these gases are emitted in smaller quantities and EU legislation provides for their progressive elimination.

However, deforestation and forest degradation are also one of the main causes caused by man, since it accounts for 25% of the total greenhouse gases of the entire planet.

The largest known contribution comes from the combustion of fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas, which release the gas of carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide into the atmosphere.