Hello (warming) world

In December 2011, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) jamboree will arrive in Durban, South Africa, for the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17). South African civil society is already beginning to prepare for that event, and this blog will track those preparations, beginning with some first-hand accounts of the progress of the imminent COP 16 negotiations in Cancun, Mexico.

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2 responses to “Hello (warming) world

  1. Ndu

    I dnt understnd this climate change,what causing it?

    • Hello Ndu,

      Whenever we burn coal, gas, or oil (like petrol, paraffin), it releases a gas called carbon dioxide into the air around Earth. This gas acts like a very thin blanket around the whole world that is trapping more heat from the sun. And even this tiny amount of extra heat in the air has a big effect on the weather, causing droughts, floods etc.

      Also, if we burn trees, the smoke also causes heating.

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