• Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Gases
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    Global Warming The main gases that cause the greenhouse effect are water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO 2), and methane, which come naturally, mainly from animal manure. Other gases like nitrogen oxide and chlorofluorocarbons; man made gases, get caught in the atmosphere as well, also the decay of animals and respiration are two main natural sources of carbon dioxide. In my opinion, the people of the world should try to slow down the emission of man maid greenhouse gases and find ways to restore the ...
  • Energy For 1999 Quadrillion Btu
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    Total world carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of petroleum, natural gas, and coal, and the flaring of natural gas increased from 5. 873 billion metric tons of carbon equivalent in 1990 to 6. 144 billion metric tons in 1999, or by 4. 6%. (Carbon dioxide emissions are measured in metric tons of carbon equivalent. Tons of carbon equivalent can be converted to tons of carbon dioxide gas by multiplying by 3. 667. One ton of carbon equivalent equals 3. 667 tons of carbon dioxide gas. ) Th...
  • Acid Rain Sulfur Dioxide
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    Acid rain is rain that is more acidic than normal. Acid rain is a complicated problem. Caused by air pollution, acid rain's spread and damage involves weather, chemistry, soil, and the life cycles of plants and animals on the land and from acid rain in the water. Scientists have discovered that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels is the majorca use of acid rain. Power plants and factories burn coal and oil. Power plants use that coal and oil to produce the electricity we need to heat ...
  • 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 ...
  • Carbon Monoxide Cars Fuel Air
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    Car Pollution Driving a car is the most polluting act an average citizen commits. Emissions from cars is going up in Canada and the US despite attempts to make engines more fuel-efficient. The main reason is that cars are getting bigger and pick-up trucks and sport / utility vehicles replacing smaller, lighter cars. The average new vehicle in 1998 consumed more fuel than its counterpart in 1988. Exhaust from engines combine to produce adverse effects on the health of drivers and all other people...
  • Greenhouse Effect Earth Heat Dioxide
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    In the past decade the greenhouse effect has gained much attention with the media. Because of the pollution in the 1980's and early 90's attention was brought to the greenhouse effect. In overpopulated areas, the amounts of methane and carbon dioxide was growing. Some scientists believe the greenhouse effect is directly related to the earth's warming, others believe it's a cycle of earth's temperatures. The greenhouse effect is very important to our climate. The light waves from the sun penetrat...
  • Water Quality Carbon Dioxide
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    Water quality is a complex term to evaluate. The health of a water ecosystem depends on so many things. These parameters are each intertwined and connected. For simplicity there are several mainstream parameters that are used in conjunction with each other to determine the water s quality. These include: alkalinity, ammonia content, carbon dioxide, chlorine, nitrates, dissolved oxygen, phosphates, temperature, and turbidity. The most visible sign of poor water quality remains to be animal popul...
  • Fossil Fuel Carbon Dioxide Atmosphere
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    Fossil Fuel Consumption, CO 2 and Its Impact on Global Climate Background: At the beginning of human history, we had to satisfy our energy needs (for food, heat and movement) by using our own muscle power and gathering or hunting naturally available plants, animals and wood. Each stage in the evolution of human society (the development of farming, domestication of animals, harnessing of wind and water power) increased the average per capita energy use, but it was the Industrial Revolution and th...
  • Global Warming Contribute Gases Earth
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    November Fourth two thousand and one Environmental Science Governor's School of Global Economics and Technology Global Warming Global warming is the earth's average ground temperatures. The main cause of global warming is the burning of fossil fuels. These fossil fuels release carbon dioxide into the earth's atmosphere. Also other substances known as greenhouse gases are released into the earth's atmosphere. The earth becomes a better insulator, as these gases become more affluent preserving mor...
  • Respiration Carbon Dioxide
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    We as humans need a way to gather oxygen from our environment to survive. In response our body has a system that carries out respiration which is the of oxygen to the blood and the disposal of the waste product carbon dioxide. In the human breathing process the first step is the breath in. First we open the mouth and expand our lungs to bring in air. The first place the air traves into our mouths which is an opening in the human body used for taking in air, food, and the releasing of carbon dio...
  • Global Warming Carbon Dioxide
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    Indeed the data on the effect of carbon dioxide on the earth's atmosphere have several issues that need clarity. Some of Arrhenius' calculations were oversimplified. He failed to consider how cloudiness might change if the Earth got a little warmer and more humid. Other experiments such as the effect of water vapor also provided an issue for clarification. It states that water vapor, which is afar more abundant in the air than carbon dioxide, also intercepts infrared radiation. Ina the spectrog...
  • 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...
  • Acid Rain Sulfur Dioxide
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    "Acid Rain," or more precisely acidic precipitation, is the term used to describe rainfall that has a pH level of less than 5. 6-a pH of 7 being neutral. This form of air pollution is currently a subject of great controversy because of the damage it does tot he environment and property worldwide. For the last ten years, this occurrence has brought destruction to thousands of lakes and streams in the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe. It also leads to the deterioration of buildings and s...
  • Greenhouse Carbon Dioxide
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    The difference between Ozone Depletion and Global Warming Ozone Depletion The Ozone Layer is a region of the atmosphere from 19 to 48 km (12 to 30 mi) above the Earth s surface. Scientists were concerned when they discovered in the 1970 s that chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs long used as refrigerants and as aerosol spray propellants posed a possible threat to the ozone layer. These chlorine-containing chemicals rise and are broken down by sunlight. The chlorine reacts with and dest...
  • Deforestation Carbon Dioxide
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    DEFORESTATION Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests and woodlands. The population requires food production; deforestation occurs as the forests are converted for agricultural uses. Deforestation has resulted in the reduction of indigenous forests to four-fifths of their pre-agricultural area. Indigenous forests now cover 21% of the earth s land surface. In the last three decades one fifth of all tropical forests were lost. Currently at the rate in which deforestation is occurrin...
  • Air Pollutants Atmosphere Carbon Dioxide
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    Air pollution is a serious problem in the economy. Even though it has gotten much better, it still needs a lot of work. In the last four years, thousands of people have become ill and died from unusually heavy levels of air pollution. Each year the US dumps about 130 million metric tons of pollution into the air. That amount is more than half a metric per every person in the country and one million metric tons in the atmosphere for every person on earth. The major component of smog and ozone can...
  • Argumentative Essay On Global Warming
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    Global warming occurs when the levels of greenhouse gasses rise and less infrared light, or heat, escapes the earth's atmosphere. Thus, the temperature experienced on Earth begins to rise. Climate change is a part of the Earth's history. There have been dramatic fluctuations in overall average temperature for the past 150, 000 years that suggest a direct association with carbon dioxide levels. In the past the temperature highs and lows have been in tandem with carbon dioxide le...
  • 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...
  • Global Warming A Basic Overview
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    GLOBAL WARMING IN NORTH AMERICA The vast North American continent ranges from the lush sub-tropical climate of Florida to the frozen ice and tundra of the Arctic. Within these extremes are two wealthy industrialized countries with diverse ecosystems at risk. Yet the United States and Canada are two of the largest global emitters of the greenhouse gases that contribute to a warming climate. Examples of all 10 of the "hotspot" categories can be found in this region, including changes such as ...
  • Acid Rain 2 What 2
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    What is acid rain? Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Although natural sources of sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides do exist, more than 90% of the sulphur and 95% of the nitrogen emissions occurring in eastern North America come from human origin. These primary air pollutants come from the use of coal in the production of electricity, from base-metal smelting, and from fuel combustion in vehicles. Once released into the atmosphere, they can be converted che...