Home Science Geology How quantum mechanics explains global warming. ScienceGeology How quantum mechanics explains global warming. You've probably heard that carbon dioxide is warming the Earth. But how exactly is it doing it? Lieven Scheire uses a rainbow, a light bulb and a bit of quantum physics to describe the science behind global warming. By Watch and Study - Feb 29, 2016 282 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Science This Is What Will Happen in the Next Billion Years Geology Origin of Life – How Life Started on Earth Geology What Causes the Northern Lights? Geology Watch the Amazing Northern Lights! Geology How Earth Moves Tell us what you think!