Climate Change is happening now.
Scientists know more than ever before about how the Earth's climate is changing and what that will mean for people, habit ats and wildlife across the planet.
Atmospheric CO2 is a powerful greenhouse gas that is a common industrial emission and is a major driver of global climate change. Since the Industrial Revolution, atmospheric CO2 concentrations have risen from 280 parts per million to over 390 ppm. GBIM is a green business that is working to mitigate industrial waste and save resources by recycling plastics, e-waste, and paper back into usable forms.
It affects everyone.
The Earth's atmosphere has already warmed by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit since 1900. This warming signal is also found in ocean temperatures, soil temperatures, melting glaciers and melting polar ice caps. It has been linked to widespread impacts on ecosystems around the planet. This preponderance of evidence all points to the conclusion that our planet is warming and natural systems are being altered by humen activities.
The evidence shows that human activities--like burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas--are most likely responsible for the warming observed to date. And, the trend is clear. If we don't take steps to curb global warming pollution, the impacts will become increasingly dire.
The role of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) in warming the Earth's surface was first demonstrated by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius more than 100 years ago.Scientific data have since established that, for hundreds of thousands of years, changes in temperature have closely tracked with atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Since the Industrial Revolution, the burning of coal, oil and natural gas has emitted roughly 500 billion tons of CO2, about half of which remains in the atmosphere. This CO2 is the biggest factor responsible for recent warming trends.