GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Change

 UTC+2 (Cairo, Lusaka, Harare)

#GLFLive - Climate crash course: How do greenhouse gases work?

Oct 11, 2022 | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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GLF Live with Paola Andrea Arias

We hear a lot about greenhouse gases, the main culprits of global warming and climate change. But have you ever stopped to think about what a greenhouse gas is at a molecular level? Why do they lead to temperature rise – and some more than others? Are they different than other gases, and if so, how? Once released, can they be re-captured?
In the first episode of our GLF Live mini-series of “climate crash courses” – 15-minute lessons on foundational terms and topics we might have overlooked in our learnings – Paola Andrea Arias, who is the first Colombian woman author of an IPCC report, walked us through the greenhouse gas basics: how they’re formed, when they’re released and why they’re bad for our atmosphere.