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Articles and information about the Climate Emergency are full of terms that are not always properly explained. We hope you will find this glossary useful.

Climate Crisis : The threat to human welfare and survival resulting from rising global temperatures mainly caused by greenhouse gas emissions


Greenhouse Gases or Greenhouse Gas Emissions : A mix of carbon dioxide (mainly created by burning of fossil fuels), methane, nitrous oxide and other gases which trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the planet


Net Zero : The state in which greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere are balanced by their removal out of the atmosphere


Carbon Footprint : The total greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, household, organisation, place or product, usually expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)

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