However, she said: "But in the long run, the two most important factors are tropospheric temperature and stratospheric temperature."The unchecked b
However, she said: “But in the long run, the two most important factors are tropospheric temperature and stratospheric temperature.”
The unchecked burning of fossil fuels since the dawn of the industrial revolution has caused global temperatures to climb at an alarming rate.
NASA estimates the planet has warmed by a little more than 1C (2F) since 1880 and many projections show the global warming will continue unless something is done to curb greenhouse emissions.
Greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) are being pumped into the atmosphere where they trap heat and cause the troposphere to rise.
According to the new study, the troposphere has risen by about the same rates between 1980 and 2000, and 2000 and 2020 – about 164ft (50m) per decade.