The decade 2011-2020 was the hottest decade on the planet.🌍
The average temperature then was 1.1 degrees Celsius higher than it was about 250 years ago, before the industrial age, and it has continued to rise at an accelerating rate since then.
Human activity (e.g. burning coal, oil) has increased the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide alone has increased one and a half times compared to pre-industrial levels.
In simple terms, these gases absorb the sun’s heat, keeping it here, and this excess heat is causing global warming.