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.

  1. Climate change is caused due to increased emission of greenhouse gases. 
  2. Two thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions are linked to burning fossil fuels for energy to be used for heating, electricity and transportation. 
  3. Since about 1850, the global use of fossil fuels has increased and dominated world energy consumption and supply. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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%.