What is carbon dioxide?
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change. Simply put, greenhouse gases trap solar radiation within the Earth’s atmosphere. These gases occur naturally, but human activity is resulting in the release of more greenhouse gases than ever before. As a result, our atmosphere is heating up—fast.
Carbon dioxide isn’t the only greenhouse gas, nor does it create the greatest warming effect. In fact, methane is 25 times more harmful than CO2, and nitrous oxide is almost 300 times worse. However, CO2 is one of the gases most commonly emitted by human activity.
Removing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere could help to slow climate change. Despite years of research into manmade solutions, nature has held the key all along.
What does that have to do with The Rivers Trust?