Global warming is the long-term heating of the Earth’s surface observed since the pre-industrial period due to human activities, primarily fossil fuel burning, which increases heat-trapping greenhouse gas levels in Earth’s atmosphere.
Climate change is a long-term change in the average weather patterns that define Earth’s local, regional and global climates. These changes have a broad range of observed effects synonymous with the term.
Leading causes of climate change:
• Generating power
• Manufacturing goods
• Cutting down forest
• Using transportation
• Producing food
• Powering buildings
• Consuming too much
Accordingly, everyone can help limit climate change. From the way we travel to the electricity we use and the food we eat, we can make a difference.