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"Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's surface" (Global Warming)[1]. It has the effect of making the Earth's surface warmer compared as it was the previous years. Such warming effect is also referred to as the "greenhouse effect". Accordingly, "the global average temperature has increased about 0.7 to 1.4 degrees F (0.4 to 0.8 degrees C) since the late 1800's and many experts estimate that the average temperature will rise an additional 2.5 to 10.4 degrees F (1.4 to 5.8 degrees C) by 2100 in which, that rate of increase would be much larger than most past ...

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amount of the trapped radiation, which becomes heat".[5]
There are many possible causes of global warming. However, for the past several years, NASA noted "that most of the causes of global warming are man-made activities". The "burning of fossil fuel is the top list of man - made activities that largely contribute to global warming and this occurs in automobiles, in factories, and in electric power plants that provide energy for houses and office buildings" (Global Warming). The burning of fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide (CO2), a chemical element that "slows the escape of heat into space" (Global Warming). Ramsey and Burckley said that "the amount of carbon dioxide in the air would strongly influence climate because of the ability of this gas to trap radiated heat" (p. 608 - 609). "According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC's) report, CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere (if no measures will be adapted to mitigate its production) will double ...

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would experience flooding, erosion, a loss of wetlands, and an entry of seawater into freshwater areas" (Global Warming). "High sea levels would submerge some coastal cities, small island nations, and other inhabited regions" (Global Warming). Thus, rising of the sea level could mean loss of many lives and properties in many parts of the world.
In great recognition of these possible damages that could be brought about by global warming, the Constitutional Rights Foundation reported that "in 1997, more than 160 nations met at Kyoto, Japan, to work out a treaty requiring reductions of greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions".[9] Known as the Kyoto Treaty, it is one of the initial steps made by ...

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Added: 10/7/2012 05:18:37 PM
Submitted By: lilpshezy
Category: Environment
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Words: 1752
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