• Kyoto Greenhouse Gas
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    Kyoto? As the amount of greenhouse gas emissions increases a plan of action has been introduced, know as the 'Kyoto Protocol.' As of July 2002 seventy-six of earth's one-hundred ninety countries have agreed to cut their emissions under the 'Kyoto Protocol.' However, only Japan has set some goals, that currently seem unattainable. Alberta, and many of the people and businesses in Alberta are opposed the the protocol which Canada has chosen to accept. Climate change is a serious, global, long-term...
  • Global Warming Greenhouse Gas
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    Global Warming The relationship between humans and the state of the ecosystem is not only dependent upon how many people there are, but also upon what they do. When there were few people, the dominant factors controlling ecosystem state were the natural ones that have operated for millions of years. The human population has now grown so large that there are concerns that they have become a significant element in ecosystem dynamics. One of these concerns is the relationship between human activiti...
  • Greenhouse Effect Gases Earth Atmosphere
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    The Greenhouse Effect The United States releases twenty tons of carbon monoxide per person per year. Carbon Monoxide release is a result of burning fossil fuels with an insufficient amount of oxygen that causes the formation of carbon monoxide that pollutes our environment. Every day fuel is burnt by cars, airplanes, large factories and manufacturing plants. This is causing a very large and deadly problem for our environment. When gases used on earth are released into the atmosphere they act as ...
  • Tropospheric Ozone Troposphere Level Gas
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    The source of the tropospheric ozone The tropospheric ozone has two major sources. One is intrusion from the stratosphere. Most of ozone in the atmosphere is in the stratosphere and created from solar UV radiation. The stratospheric ozone sometimes flows into the troposphere by the upper layer trough and cut-off low activities. Some part of ozone may subside in the troposphere directly by the Hadley circulation or the Brewer Dobson circulation. Another source is production from photochemical rea...
  • Global Warming Carbon Dioxide
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    It is ironic that fifty two years before hosting the 1997 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, the city of Kyoto had barely missed being destroyed. It was one of four cities considered as primary targets by President Harry Truman's secretary of war, Henry L. Stimson. The others were Kokura, Hiroshima, and Niigata. Gale E. Christianson describes Kyoto in her book Greenhouse as a magnificent city surpassed only by Tokyo in the number of its institutions of higher learning. Kyoto served as...
  • Global Warming Greenhouse Gas
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    Year 11 Senior Geography Essay - New South Wales, Australia. Mark: 20/20 (A). Global warming is the progressive gradual rise of the earth's surface temperature thought to be caused by the enhanced greenhouse effect and responsible for changes in global climate patterns. The greenhouse effect is a term used to describe the roles of water vapour, carbon dioxide, and other trace gases in keeping the Earth's surface warmer than it would be otherwise. The diagram below shows the greenhouse effect: T...
  • Greenhouse Effect Analysis And Projections
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    Greenhouse Effect This effect is the result of certain atmospheric gases letting sunlight through to the earth's surface, while not letting energy radiated outward from the earth's surface. This results in a net buildup of solar energy in the Earth's atmosphere, because the flow in is greater than the flow outwards. The chemicals that are most significantly involved in this effect are chloroflurocarbons (CFCs), hydrogenated chloroflurocarbons (Cfcs), nitrous oxide (N 2 O), and tropospheric ozone...
  • Global Warming And The Greenhouse Effect
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    The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming Recently, global warming has moved to a serious scientific issue. Because sunlight is constantly falling on the earth, the law of physics say that the planet has to radiate the same amount of energy back into space. Infrared radiation is sent out by the earth through the atmosphere, where molecules (carbon dioxide) hold outgoing radiation for a while, warming the surface. 1 The molecules are kind of like glass in a greenhouse which is why this process of ...
  • 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...
  • Greenhouse Gases Global Climate Increase
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    Greenhouse gases are important in maintaining Earths habitable climate. These greenhouse gases must fall within a narrow range. Too much of any of the greenhouse gases can induce climatic changes, in particular, global warming. Of the greatest concern are the anthropogenic sources of greenhouse gases because they are steadily increasing in concentration in the atmosphere, and therefore increasing the natural ability of the greenhouse effect. As the debate continues on whether or not global warm...
  • Forest Logging Greenhouse Gas
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    It is believed that the Queensland Government is spending too little on protecting its forest and too much on destroying it. Community groups are sweating to planting trees while government bulldozers are clearing them away (3) The rate of forest destruction to planting in Queensland is 10: 1. The ACF (Australian Conservation Foundation) Executive Director Don Henry says $76 million has been spent on fencing off and planting about 130 000 hectares while more than ten times that amount has been c...
  • Global Warming Climate Natural Due
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    Introduction to Global Warming Climate change is neither new nor unusual. Throughout the history of the earth, the average surface temperature, climate and greenhouse gas concentrations have changed, sometimes gradually other times quite sharply. During the past 10, 000 years the earth has been in an interglacial period with a fairly stable climate, surface temperature, and greenhouse gas concentration 1. The problem that has arisen in recent times is when scientists analyze the past 150 years, ...
  • Adipic Acid Production Cyclohexane Reaction
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    SW OSU ICER 98 submitted 2/23/98 Bart Barnett, Bill McKinley, Darren Toczko, Kevin Worley Adipic acid is one of the most used chemicals in the world today, conversely, it contributes significantly to the production of nitrous oxides (NOx), a greenhouse gas. Many methods are available to produce adipic acid, with various results and potential for pollution. The following paper discusses the impacts that adipic acid has on our society and the world's environment. At the end of the paper, is a list...
  • 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...
  • Fossil Fuels In Australia
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    FOSSIL FUELS: CONSEQUENCES AND CHOICES 'Fossil fuels will be all but consumed by the end of this century, leaving in its wake major climate, economic and social change as well as irrevocable damage to the environment', (Back strom, 2002). Hydrogen and fuel cells have the potential to solve several major challenges facing Australia today: dependence on petroleum imports, poor air quality, and greenhouse gas emissions. I am going to argue that Australia is currently failing to take the necessary s...
  • Kyoto Protocol Global Warming
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    Speech: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Fellow delegates, I am here to talk to you today to explain global warming and its effects, and why the US must ratify the Kyoto Protocol if we are to reduce global warming. Global warming is the term used about the fact that the Earth is heating up. Global warming is also generalised as "the greenhouse effect." When heat from the sun enters a greenhouse through the glass most of the heat is captured inside and this is the exact same effect that is causing global w...
  • Global Warming Alternative Energy Resource Essay
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    Global Warming and Alternative Energy People are inflicting major damage to the Earth's environment, and if we don't do anything to stop the destruction soon, the results could be devastating. Most people know about global warming and think it may be a serious problem in the future. What most people don't understand is that global warming is happening now, and we are already feeling some of its destructive power. Because of the dangerous effects of global warming, alternative energy sources need...
  • Greenhouse Gas Methane Species Plants
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    Grasslands emit greenhouse gas 20 August 2008 Chinese researchers have found further evidence that plants emit significant quantities of methane - a potent greenhouse gas. But the latest findings also show that methane emissions depend not just on the species of plant, but the conditions in which they are growing. Frank Keppler, from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany, first claimed in January 2006 that the world's plants, previously seen as a greenhouse gas sink t...
  • Adipic Acid Sw Osu Icer 98
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    submittedAdipic Acid SW OSU ICER 98 submitted 2/23/98 Bart Barnett, Bill McKinley, Darren Toczko, Kevin Worley Adipic acid is one of the most used chemicals in the world today, conversely, it contributes significantly to the production of nitrous oxides (NOx), a greenhouse gas. Many methods are available to produce adipic acid, with various results and potential for pollution. The following paper discusses the impacts that adipic acid has on our society and the world's environment. At the end of...