Global Warming Experiment

The use of fossil fuels and other industrial processes has led to a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Since 1896 it has been known that these gases (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) help stop the earth’s infrared radiation from escaping into space and it is this that maintains the Earth’s relatively warm temperature. The question is whether the measurably increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere over the last century will lead to elevated global temperatures, which could result in coastal flooding and major climatic changes and have serious implications for agricultural productivity.