What is the greenhouse effect and how does it lead to global warming?

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The Earth’s average global temperature is 1.2 degrees Celsius hotter (around 2.2 degrees Fahrenheit) than in preindustrial times, causing shifts in weather patterns and more frequent and severe extreme weather events such as storms and droughts. This global warming, also known as climate change, is the result of humans filling the air with gases that intensify a process called the greenhouse effect. Yahoo News Producer Eve Hartley explains.

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