Hiya kids! I'm Jimmy, an Environmental Scientist! I study how the earth work so we can make better decisions about how we use it!
One of the most talked-about issues today is called climate change. It's a natural process, but humans are doing things that affect it in an unnatural way.
It all starts with Carbon, a type of element. Carbon can be found in lots of places, like the earth, water, ice, the air, plants, animals, and even humans!
Carbon moves between these 'storages' naturally. Breathing, eating, plants growing, and burning things all change the location of carbon.
When humans burn coal, gasoline, or natural gas (called 'fossil fuels'), they take carbon that was stored deep underground and put it into the air. Since this is unnatural, it messes up nature's balance.
Well, it turns out that carbon in the air acts like a blanket on the earth. So, more carbon in the air makes the Earth warmer.