Future Aspects of Climate Change

If our annual emissions of billions of tons of carbon dioxide do not significantly decline, the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will continue to rise. Our food supply, water resources, infrastructure, ecosystems, and even our own health will be impacted by these changes. Future changes will be influenced by numerous factors.

stabilization of the climate targets an increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases

Natural factors that affect the climate, such as volcanic activity and variations in the sun's intensity, as well as natural climate-related processes (e.g., changes in ocean circulation patterns)

To better comprehend these problems and predict future climate changes, scientists use computer models of the climate system.