It is certain that one of the primary reasons for climate change is energy consumption. Following are some of the points that discuss this relationship.
- Climate change is caused due to increased emission of greenhouse gases.
- Two thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions are linked to burning fossil fuels for energy to be used for heating, electricity and transportation.
- Since about 1850, the global use of fossil fuels has increased and dominated world energy consumption and supply.
- The rapid rise in fossil fuel combustion has produced a corresponding rapid growth in CO2 emissions and accounts for over 80% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.
- Since pre-industrial times, the atmospheric concentration of CO2 has increased by 40%, methane has increased by about 150% and nitrous oxide has increased by around 20%.