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enAre you scared of climate change?
enA little bit. It's a complicated topic, and I don't really understand why it's happening.
enMe too. I've been reading a book about it, and the uncertainty is scary to me.
enCan you explain to me why the climate is changing?
enScientists think it's because of the greenhouse gases humans are producing.
enWhat are greenhouse gases?
enCarbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, and many others.
enAnd what produces greenhouse gases?
enMany things. Examples are: driving cars, coal power plants, or factory farming. They cause an enhanced greenhouse effect in the atmosphere.
enWhat is a greenhouse effect?
enIt's a natural process that warms the earth. The gases reflect the sun's energy and keep the planet warm.
enNow I understand. More gases mean that also more heat becomes trapped under them? Just like in an actual greenhouse.
enYes, you are correct. And that's why the climate is changing.