Science & Tech

How Climate Change Affects the Planet

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Mar 2, 2022 • 3 min read

The effects of climate change reach far and wide. According to climate models, the impacts of climate change have the potential to cause irreparable damage to our planet. As the greenhouse effect traps gases and pollutants within the Earth’s atmosphere, it leads to a rise in the average global temperature, upsetting the balance of many of our fragile ecosystems.