|Basic Concepts in Environment, Agriculture and Natural Resources Management: An Information Kit (IIRR, 1993, 151 p.)|
|Global warming and acid rain|
Climate change and the greenhouse effect
· Radiation from the sun passes through the earth's atmosphere to heat the earth.
· Heat radiating from the earth is partially trapped by the atmosphere, keeping the earth warm while some escape into space.
· Increasing concentrations of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere occur because of human activities.
· The increase in these heat-trapping gases is likely to lead to global climate change which may include:
· Sea level rise
· Extreme weather.