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In the Philippines, when the month of December sets in; it means cold and windy weather. However for the past days, it has been raining a lot. This is kind of unusual and climate change could be the reason why this sudden change of weather is happening. When people talk about climate change, this is related to global warming and greenhouse effect. Sounds Greek?

Well, global warming is a condition when the temperature of the earth rises or heats up. This occurs when the greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and water vapour trap the light and heat coming from the sun in the atmosphere of the earth. This would cause the temperature to rise and for those living things who cannot take the sudden change, they usually die.

Truly that the extreme weather conditions that happen all over the world is one of the negative effects of all these pollutions. Unfortunately, the Antarctica ice shelf is slowly melting and the same goes for the Arctic ice cap because of the global warming.