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The Climate is Different...

Figures and % not included in this post. Overview Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are significantly higher than 1990 levels. We have the power generation sector to blame for that. And the transportation sector. And the oil refineries. And our residences. And... every sector, it turns out. What scientists know is that transportation and the power sector are the biggest offenders. This is because transportation depends on fossil fuels, which are hydrocarbons - carbon and hydrogen. When these hydrocarbons are combusted in our engines, carbon dioxide (CO2) is released. And CO2 is a greenhouse gas, which is making our climate at least 1.5 degrees warmer... It therefore follows that we need to stop using fossil fuels. Yes, imagine that. Since an outright ban on fossil fuel use is not exactly easy, we need to think of something else, like modifying our engines to use less fossil fuels. Or we could think of fossil fuel alternatives, like biofuels, electricity-operated engines and