Climate change: kg CO2 eq. (100 yr)
Climate change refers to the change in global temperature caused via the greenhouse effect by the release of "greenhouse gases" such as carbon dioxide by human activity. There is now scientific consensus that the increase in these emissions is having a noticeable effect on climate. Raised global temperature is expected to cause climatic disturbance, desertification, rising sea levels and spread of disease.
The Environmental Profiles characterisation model is based on factors developed by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Factors are expressed as Global Warming Potential over the time horizon of 100 years (GWP100), measured in the reference unit, kg CO2 equivalent.