• A correlation is the mutual relationship between two or more things.
  • We see a correlation between three things: CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning, atmospheric CO2 levels, and average global temperatures.
  • If one factor rises while another sinks they have negative correlation.
  • Causation refers to the factor that is producing the effect.
  • To establish causation we need to know how one would cause the other.
  • We found one cause for rising global temperatures, but there are also others.
  • Outline the logical steps that link fossil fuel emissions to rising average global temperature.
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