Global warming is a problem that affects the entire world and that we need to know about in order to protect our planet. It occurs when the air around us gets too hot. This happens because the earth is trapping more heat than it should due to the amount of gasses we produce.
The gases that cause global warming are called greenhouse gases. The most common are carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane. These gases are produced when we burn fossil fuels such as oil and gas, and when we cut down trees in deforestation.
Global warming can cause many problems, such as melting glaciers and rising sea levels. It can also cause droughts, floods, and stronger storms.
But all is not lost, there are things we can do to help reduce global warming. Some of these things are: using less energy, walking, biking, or taking public transportation instead of driving, turning off lights and electronic devices when we're not using them, and recycling.
Helping to protect our planet and prevent global warming is something we can do every day!