This anthropogenic (man-made) greenhouse effect reduces the heat radiation that would otherwise be emitted into space, and as a result the Earth’s surface/atmosphere system warms up.
Due to the warming, however, the heat radiation emitted into space also increases.
The system warms up now so long, until the outgoing heat radiation balances the incoming solar radiation again and a new equilibrium state is established, which should not endanger a future worth living for our children, mankind and their exist-ence.
The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has reached its highest level for centuries. This has just been announced by NOAA, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for the year 2021, especially as sea tempera-tures and sea level rise have reached new record highs along with the historic heat.
However, higher temperatures do not mean nicer weather, on the contrary: higher air temperatures cause more water to evaporate. For every one degree Celsius in-crease in temperature, the atmosphere can absorb around seven percent more moisture, which in turn leads to higher levels of precipitation, especially heavy rain-fall with devastating floods.
The so-called »tipping point«, “the critical limit beyond which a system reorganizes itself, i.e. changes of its own accord into a completely different state, often abruptly and/or irreversibly” must be avoided at all costs.