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1

What can cause climate change

Orbital change
Volcanic activity
Solar output

2

How does the orbital change cause climate change

Earth moves towards the sun so the affect the amount of solar radiation the earth receives
The more energy the warmer it is

3

How does volcanic activity effect climate change

Volcanic eruptions put large amounts of material into the atmosphere
Particles reflect the suns rays so the earths surface cools

4

How does solar output affects climate change

Suns out put changed in short cycles
So when solar output is reduced may cause the earths climate to become cooler in some areas

5

How does human activity effect climate change

They burn fossil fuels
Farming
Cement production
Deforestation