Increase in concentration of atmospheric water vapour


As the climate becomes warmer the concentration of water vapour in the atmosphere increases. Water vapour is at present the main factor contributing to the entrapment of infrared radiation from the Earth's surface. Increases in water vapour should therefore significantly enhance global warming. Such positive feedback could bring about a runaway increase in global warming.

Global warming
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST