Video: CO2 and the greenhouse effect

Carbon dioxide has a significant influence on the Earth’s climate. The main sources of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere are fossil fuels, which are used in energy production for the needs of transportation, industry, and the heating of buildings. [1], [2]

Video length: 8:06 min

Language: English, with Finnish subtitles (see instructions below)

Published in YouTube: 13.2.2012

Published in 15.11.2013

For courses in Finnish upper secondary schools: BI3, GE1, GE3 (old) -> BI2, GE2, GE1 (new curriculum/OPS)


Subtitles: Video has Finnish subtitles. If they don’t appear automatically, click the rectangular icon ”Subtitles” and choose Finnish. Video has been subtitled by the Finnish Meteorological Institute in TULUVAT-project funded by the Finnish National Board of Education.

Terms of use: The video is freely usable for non-commercial purposes, such as education. website and the producer of the video should be mentioned as reference.

Authors: Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and Finnish Meteorological Institute


  1. Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions: Education
  2. Climate Insights: Bite Size. External credits and sources. February 15, 2012.