• Global Warning Climate Change
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    As the world's expanding population burns large quantities of fossil fuels and simultaneously cuts down large expanses of forests worldwide, the concentrations of CO 2 and other greenhouse gases are building up in the atmosphere. "The green house effect is the (imperfect) analogy used to explain the atmospheric phenomenon that keeps our planet warm enough to sustain life." There is mounting evidence that this shift in Earth's atmosphere will lead to global changes and potentially major climatic ...
  • Greenhouse Carbon Dioxide
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    The Greenhouse Effect The greenhouse effect is an increase in the atmospheric temperature caused by increasing amounts of greenhouse gases. These gases act as a heat blanket insulating the Earth's surface absorbing and trapping heat radiation which normally escapes from the earth. They include carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, CFC's, and other halocarbons. The earth's atmosphere goes through two processes constantly. Global cooling is the first process. This process uses the ...
  • Global Warming Definition Paper
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    Global Warming Several issues concerning the environment are brought to the public's attention every year, but none has more of a direct effect on earth and its environment than global warming. Coincidentally it appears to be the least of the populations concern. Global warming is the theory that our planet is getting hotter due to an increase in the greenhouse effect brought about by the increase of carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere. Global warming is caused by the greenhouse gas...
  • Global Warming Web Gases Emissions
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    Global warming is an increase in the earth's temperature due to fossil fuels, industry, and agricultural processes caused by human, natural, and other gas emissions. (Melissa Phillips). This results in an increased emission of greenhouse gases. (Caroline Quatman). Short-wave solar radiation sinks into the Earth's atmosphere and warms its surface; while longwave infrared radiation emitted by earth's surface is absorbed, and then re-emitted by trace gases. (Brent C. Willhoite) Climate changes occ...
  • Environmental Issues Greenhouse Gases
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    Did you ever think that something meant to aid in the advance of humans could be potentially fatal at the same time? What about a disease that was considered 'dead'; , resurfacing and killing unsuspecting people? What about the fact that we as human beings are ruining the only place for us to live, the earth? These questions sound outrageous, right? Wrong, these issues are considered environmental problems that we will soon face. These issues are very serious and many people have no idea that th...
  • Kyoto Emissions Protocol Permits
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    Is the Kyoto Protocol the Wrong Approach? Climate change is a relevant issue today that should be on the minds of people. In 1972, scientists discovered that CFC's (chlorofluorocarbons) might destroy the ozone layer. In 1985, scientists discovered that the destruction of the ozone layer was occurring quite rapidly and recommended that country leaders should take action as soon as possible to decrease CFC levels. In 1987, in Montreal, representatives from all over the world, came together to ban ...
  • Planet Warming Carbon Dioxide
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    AN INTRODUCTION According to the National Academy of Sciences, the Earth's surface temperature has risen by about 1 degree Fahrenheit in the past century, with accelerated warming during the past two decades. There is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities. Human activities have altered the chemical composition of the atmosphere through the buildup of greenhouse gases - primarily carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Th...
  • Global Warming Reduce Greenhouse Effect
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    Possible Solutions To Global Warming Nowadays, the earth is presenting drastic changes. There are different factors that have influenced to provoke these changes. The man is one if not the main responsible. With the modern world and its speed in which life is developed everyday, the man may not sometimes think of a long-term harm that is provoking. It has been recognized that human activity is slowly increasing the atmospheric concentration of several gases that contribute to the greenhouse effe...
  • Hydroelectric Vs Nuclear Power
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    Together nuclear power plants and hydroelectric dams provide about 50% of the power generated for the United States doing so in a clean and efficient manner. Both systems have their ups and down, radiation and disrupting ecosystems for example, but their benefits far outweigh the small risks and problems they create. We have progressed in leaps and bounds in power development making these two much safer and efficient than most other ways to generate electricity. Hydroelectric dams create a subst...
  • Global Warming Greenhouse Gas
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    CLIMATE PLAN IS CRITICIZED AS A RISKY BET President Bush is involved in a new topic for once other then the topic of war or terrorists. President Bush has recently re-entered in to the global warming debate by presenting a new plan to override the Kyoto agreement that President Clinton signed in 1997. The Kyoto agreement was a treaty that was put in to effect to dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions in 37 different countries. The most popular greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, methane, n...
  • Kyoto Protocol People Global Globalization
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    Kyoto Protocol In the world today there are talks about why and how the people of this planet are polluting the rivers, lakes, soil, and even air. With these talks countries are coming up with great ways to reduce this problem. They see the effects and they are happy and life goes on but there is another problem, the one the everyday people just can't solve with their own hands, that problem is the theory of global warming. During December of 1997, a meeting in Kyoto, Japan, started a huge trend...
  • Global Warming Carbon Dioxide
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    The phenomenon described as global warming has been well studied and documented by researchers throughout the world for several years. It is a phenomenon that has the potential to destroy our planet and all life on it. This essay will briefly define global warming, provide evidence of global warming, outline the main causes of global warming and discuss both the known and potential impacts of global warming on the planet earth. Comments are also made concerning actions being taken as well as oth...
  • Global Warming Carbon Dioxide
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    For years, scientists have warned that pollution from burning fossil fuels would cause dangerous warming of the planet. The hottest 10 years on record have all occurred since 1980. 1998 was the hottest year ever recorded. With scientists predicting more violent weather, spread of infectious diseases, and rising sea levels. According to Accu-Weather, the worlds leading commercial forecaster, Global air temperatures as measured by land-based weather stations show an increase of about 0. 45 degrees...
  • Global Warming Greenhouse Gas
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    Overall, emissions of CO 2 increased by 0. 3% to 6. 8 tons per person in the United States. Emissions of greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide, which account for 17% of total greenhouse gas emissions, declined by 0. 6%. Emissions from the industrial sector declined 1. 3% even though the U. S. economy grew 3. 9% in 1998. However, CO 2 emissions from transportation grew by 2. 4% while CO 2 emissions of regulated utilities expanded by 3. 2% as a result of a hotter than normal summer. Overall...
  • Global Warming Measurements Pollution Increase
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    Many people disagree on the issue concerning global warming. Some believe that human activities, various forms of polluting, are the main cause of global warming. Others think that not only have humans not affected the planet by any significant amount, but that not much global warming has even occurred. Many scientists think that pollution is the cause of global warming and the greenhouse effect. There is a lot of evidence to support this theory. In the United States alone, almost 15, 000 pounds...
  • Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Effect Atmosphere
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    For hundreds of years, climates on earth have gone through great changes. The changes are caused by many activities that have occurred and are presently occurring on earth. Increasing evidence indicates that human impact on the environment is causing local and perhaps worldwide changes in climate. At various times, glaciers have moved down across the continents into regions that are now warm. This effect of global warming is the meltdown of glaciers of Greenland and Antarctica that could raise s...
  • Environmental Protection Hybrid Vehicles Cars
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    "In the United States, approximately 6. 6 tons (almost 15, 000 pounds carbon equivalent) of greenhouse gases are emitted per person every year" (U. S. Environmental Protection Agency). Naturally occurring greenhouse gases include water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone. Certain human activities, however, add to the levels of most of these naturally occurring gases: Carbon dioxide is released to the atmosphere when solid waste, fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, and coal), and...
  • Renewable Energy Sources Hybrid Car
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    By Brett Stanford Renewable energy sources are being used all over the world. Brilliant minds have devoted their lives to finding resources that do not leek greenhouse gases into the ozone, or cost large amounts of money. In the Video "New Energy Revolution," it shows some of the renewable energy sources being used all over the world. For example, wind energy, solar power, Hybrid cars and using methane gas for stove fuel. These are all excellent examples of renewable energy as they are all affor...
  • Argumentative Essay On Climate Change
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    "The snow-capped mountains and glaciers are disappearing, coral reefs and the rich, colorful variety of life they support are dying as we watch. Entire ecosystems are breaking up as individual species struggle to adapt, some less successfully than others." The heat is on... The topic today - the challenge of global climate change, a myth or a reality? Global climate change is identified as one of the greatest threats to the planet. Governments and scientists alike have agreed that th...
  • Global Warming Carbon Dioxide
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    The greenhouse effect, what exactly is this? The sun supplies the energy to warm the earth. The atmosphere absorbs outgoing reflected thermal radiation to keep then earth warmer than it would be otherwise. That is the greenhouse effect. Just like a greenhouse, it stays warm because the closed windows prevent the air from inside to cool by circulating. The main concern about the greenhouse effect is the constant warming of the earth. Scientists fear that this warming may be a risk to humans, pla...