Climate Change

The atmosphere consists of different gases that protect and support life on Earth. The natural processes of the atmosphere are self-regulating.

Human activity, however, is seen to cause irreversible changes and leads to gradual alterations in the Earth’s climate by discharging numerous chemicals into the atmosphere.

The greenhouse effect

There is increasing common concern that climate change may be more rapid than suggested in previous projections, thus causing severe consequences, such as shifting the climate system from one stage to another in a relatively short time. One such change could be the melting of the large ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, which would release enough water to increase sea levels by 13 metres, something that could happen over next 1,000 years.

Greenhouse gases
Consequences
Measures
In Central and Eastern Europe
What citizens can do

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