NASA has released this great video that covers all the basics of the mechanisms and effects of Global Warming, from how the Sun’s rays affect the Earth’s atmosphere to the signs that clearly indicate how the planet’s average global temperature is rising. It’s nothing really new, but it’s a very good grounding; if anything, it’s worth a watch just for the nifty animations.
You should also check out their Global Warming-oriented website, A Warming World, where they delve more into the details of climate change and it’s oncoming effects, along with tackling and debunking some of the usual denialist claims.
Global Warming is a fact, people. Get used to it.
(via Bad Astronomy)