Podcast 1: Climate change and the greenhouse effect

Here I provide some of the basics that allow to understand how emissions of greenhouse gases caused by human activities, and in particular by the burning of fossil fuels during the last 250 y after the industrial revolution, are the essential physical drivers of global warming. What results from the simple analysis of how greenhouse gases – and in particular CO2 – act is that the only possible solution to halt global warming is to stop emissions.


Andrea Tilche, UiT The Arctic University of Norway – Climate change and the greenhouse effect