WOW! Look at all the CO2 that their putting into our atmosphere. Don't they know how badly this will affect our world?
I'm still confused.
Well, CO2 is gas that is a MAJOR contributor to climate change.
CO2(which is its scientific name), is also known as carbon dioxide, and is a naturally occurring chemical. Actually its what we breathe out when we breathe. Plants and trees then take the CO2 and make oxygen for us and the whole cycle repeats. But, CO2 can also come from other things, such as the burning(or combustion) of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil.
Wouldn't making more CO2 help plant and trees?
Not exactly, while they do need CO2, they can't take all of it. So most of it ends up in our atmosphere. This how the Earth starts to warm up.
WOW, I never knew that. But how does burning fossil fuels cause CO2 to be created?
Well, in scientific terms, you could say CH4 + (2)O2 -> CO2 + (2)H2O + energy, but what they are really saying is that any type of fossil fuel that is burned, can create carbon dioxide, water, and energy, which what thy are mainly trying to create.
I suggest that when you get home, that you research about the topic and how renewable energy is much better than burning fossil fuels.
Wow, this is so much to take in, I don't know what to with this info.