Effects of global warming
climate change will make hurricanes more intense, as well
'Weather' vs. 'climate'
global warming can actually cause unusually cold weather
How to address global warming
Many scientists say that reversal is not possible and that certain types of destruction
Others say that the planet Earth has the ability to heal itself. This takes time, though.
NASA is committed to a two-pronged approach:
Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and stabilizing the levels of these gases in the atmosphere
Adapting to the climate change already happening
Decreasing the rate at which fossil fuels are burned is critical to that effort.
Development of clean energy, including solar, wind and geothermal energy
More-sustainable transportation options
The most climate researchers also stress the immediate need for large-scale, international policies to address the complex causes and effects of global warming.
The greenhouse effect
Some atmospheric CO2 is natural
Burning fossil fuels,
fossil fuel combustion
Quick facts about global warming
Some information according to NASA