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Causes of Climate Change

Added to website 10/04/2024.

The evidence is clear: the main cause of climate change is burning fossil fuels such as oil, gas, and coal. When burnt, fossil fuels release carbon dioxide into the air, causing the planet to heat up.

This Met Office page provides information about different causes of climate change, including greenhouse gases, human causes and natural changes.

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