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Global Warming

  • Date Submitted: 10/24/2013 01:01 PM
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Global warming can be described as the increase in the average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and landmasses caused part by the greenhouse effect. The planet`s temperature continues to rise due to the rise of the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.   Greenhouse gases retain the radiant energy (heat) provided to earth by the sun in a process known as the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse gases occur naturally and without them the planet would be too cold to sustain life as we know it. Carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas has risen by 35% since 1750, largely from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas and because of the increase of gases such as this the atmosphere acts like a thickening blanket and traps more heat and due to this the earth becomes warmer. The different greenhouse gases include water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane (CH4) these gases absorb and reflect heat radiated by earth. There are various causes to global warming but the main cause is the increase in the greenhouse gases that is produced by burning fossil fuel and deforestation and because of this intensifying the greenhouse effect leading to global warming. When deforestation occurs more carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere and this is because the forest acts as a natural carbon sink which traps the carbon dioxide from being released in the atmosphere and also less oxygen released by the green plants. It can be said that population growth plays a major role in global warming because majority of the earth’s population is using the technologies which are destructive to the earth. In resent research it has been shown that approximately 80% of atmospheric carbon dioxide increases are due to man’s use of fossil fuels either in the form of coal, gas or oil.
There are many negative effects which will follow the phenomena of global warming which range from the melting of the polar ice caps and glaciers, as well as warming of the oceans...

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