Every day, you and I burn up all kinds of things.
We burn gasoline to get to work, mow the lawn, or fly to a conference. We burn natural gas, coal, or heating oil to heat our homes. And we burn up coal or natural gas when flipping on that light switch.
Whenever we burn stuff, we release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Burned a gallon of gas driving around town? You just put around 20 pounds of CO2 into the air.
That CO2 traps heat, and all the burning we do is causing the planet to warm dramatically.