Atmosphere Crisis


We are living in the midst of a great chemical experiment, and some serious consequences are becoming apparent to scientists. More than two billion pounds of chemicals are spewed into the air each year. These chemicals are brewing a disastrous stew, resulting in an . The greatest consequences of the may be the greenhouse effect( global warming) and the ozone deletion. If humankind wants to survive well into the next millennium, than we must stop this horrid destruction of our own environment.
The Earth appears to be warming due to the greenhouse effect. Scientists estimate that average temperature could climb about 2 degrees Celsius in 20 years. This change in the global climate would ...

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by so-called greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, in the atmosphere. The increase in these gases is thought to be caused by industrialization, especially by the use of fossil fuels such as coal and oil. These gases act much like the glass in the greenhouse: They let sunlight in and keep the heat from escaping. As these gases increase in our atmosphere, concern has grown that temperatures will increase around the globe, just as in the inside of a greenhouse. Global warming will have wide spread impacts on health, economics, politics, and the environment. A warmer climate will actually increase crop yields and open more land to farming in upper latitude countries like U.S., Canada, and Russia, but for the poor countries of equatorial Africa, Asia, and South America, crop yields will most likely decline. That is because many crops currently grown there will not be able to tolerate the additional heat. In addition, these countries are also burdened with the highest ...

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Added: 4/14/2006 02:06:28 PM
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