Global warming has often been defined as the most important threat that countries, the international community and Earth will have to face over the next century. Global warming, namely the increase in global average temperatures, is caused by greenhouse gas emissions – such as CO2 and methane – produced by human-related activities: deforestation, the use fossil fuels including oil and coal, and intensive animal farming. Its consequences are climate change, including glacier melting, sea level rise, desertification and habitat loss. In order to curb this, 196 countries all over the world signed the Paris Agreement at the Climate Change Conference held in the French capital (COP21). In order to be updated on all the latest news on the fight against global warming and its devastating effects, keep following LifeGate.