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Introduction to man-made radiative forcing

While climate has been rather stable the last few thousands of year we have seen a rapid rise in temperature since the beginning of the industrial age

In this video you will learn about the influence of human activity on climate, also called the man-made radiative forcing of climate. In particular you will learn that it is the use of fossil fuels that are the main reason for the large changes we have seen in the atmospheric content of (CO_2) the last 150 years, and also how this is increasing the atmospheric temperature.

Topics covered:

  • Why we are using fossil fuel.

  • The increase of atmospheric (CO_2) the last 150 years.

  • The greenhouse effect.

  • Aerosols effect on climate.

  • How we estimate the radiative forcing.

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