Global warming can be simply understood as the earth having too much carbon dioxide in its atmosphere. This amount of CO2 acts as a blanket that traps heat and warms the planet, hence the name. We continue to burn fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas for our energy needs.
We also don’t hesitate to cut down and burn our forests to create colonies, pastures and grow plantations. There are certain agricultural and waste management practices that add on to the accumulated carbon content in our atmosphere. Other potent gases like methane and nitrous oxide escalate the problem further by trapping more and more heat.