Cory Richards – A polar bear stands sentinel on Rudolf Island in Russia’s Franz Josef Land archipelago, where the perennial ice is melting.

The planet is heating up and fast …

The glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, forests are dying and the wildlife struggling to survive, it has become clear that human’s influence on the climate system is clearly established.

We talk about Global warming, when carbon dioxide (CO2) and other air pollutants and greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere, absorb light and radiation from the sun and bounce off the Earth’s surface.

Normally, this radiation could escape into space, but these pollutants, which can last for years or even centuries in the atmosphere, trap heat and heat the planet. This is called the greenhouse effect.

The greenhouse effect YES but not too much …

Without this greenhouse effect, the temperature would be so low that life would be impossible. The problem is when the greenhouse gases begin to intensify and become too much: the temperatures rise and this is Global warming.

The more greenhouse gases are in the atmosphere, the more heat gets trapped.

Researchers and climate scientists say they are 95 percent certain that the increase in global temperatures is due to human-made greenhouse gases  since 1950. Unfortunately, the greenhouse gases generated by human activities have a much faster pace and, above all, are irreversible.

These changes affect both nature and our daily lives and will continue to have more and more serious effects if greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow at the same rate as today…